Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)

As a reference, you can hear Oscar himself play the solo in this YouTube video starting at about 0:31.
I notated the transcription an octave lower for ease of reading.
You can play it an octave up to be in the same register as Oscar's solo.
However, I transcribed the solo in G, as the version on my CD seemed in G.
But this video recording seems to be in Ab, or somewhere in between G and Ab.
Nevertheless, Oscar's solo is stellar!
Flawlessly executed at about 196 bpm

Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo


Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)
Blues in The Closet- Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)

If you dig OSCAR PETTIFORDlike I do, you might be interested in this book which compiles 80 of Oscar's bass solos. The solos are arranged in the order they were recorded to show Oscar's musical development. Discography included. Written in Standard Notation. NO TAB. Click on the link or the image for more details about THE MUSIC OF OSCAR PETTIFORD - VOLUME 1

Friday, February 18, 2011

Transcription for Jeff Berlin Chord-Tone Bass Solo #2 on Bb7 Blues

Below you will find my transcription for this Jeff Berlin's unaccompanied bass solo on a Bb7 blues using mostly chord tones. This is a great work out. Again this solo is taken from his DVD Bass Logic from the Players School of Music. If you enjoy his work, please buy his DVD. You can get it by clicking the image below



Here is the solo from a video found on YouTube



My Transcription with Tab and implied Chords
I included the TAB to show how Jeff travels along the neck of his instrument.
Jeff Berlin Unaccompanied Chord Tone Bass Solo for Bb7 Blues (with Tab)

Transcription for Jeff Berlin Chord-Tone Bass Solo #1 on Bb7 Blues

Below you will find my transcription for an accompanied chord tone bass solo that Jeff Berlin plays on his instructional DVD Bass Logic from the Players School of Music. I included the TAB to show how Jeff travels along the neck of his instrument.
If you enjoy his work, please buy his DVD by clicking the image below.



Hear him play the solo from this video found on YouTube


Here is my transcription with Tab

Jeff Berlin Chord Tone Bass Solo for Bb7 Blues with tab

Here is my version of the piece
My rendition of Jeff Berlin Chord-Tone Bass Solo in Bb7 by ericbeaule

Enjoy!