Transcriptions

(Free PDF Downloads)

I believe transcribing is one of the most efficient methods of learning music, and have made the most progress in my own playing after immersing myself in the solos of my favorite saxophonists. Playing along with recordings from memory allows you to absorb that musician's vocabulary, tone, technique, phrasing, tuning, dynamics, and sense of time.

There is no substitute for transcribing on your own, and I encourage anyone looking to expand their musical vocabulary to transcribe often. Below are a few of my own transcriptions of some of the best saxophonists in the world. You are welcome to download them directly from this page. Enjoy.

Chris Potter on "High Noon"

From his 2001 album Gratitude

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Sonny Rollins on "Paul's Pal"

From his 1956 album Tenor Madness

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Bob Reynolds on "Grown Folks"

From Snarky Puppy's 2016 album Culcha Vulcha

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Paul Desmond on "Bewitched"

From the album Easy Living (1965)

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Pepper Adams on

"Struttin' With Some BBQ"

From the Toots Thielemans album Man Bites Harmonica

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Mike Murley on "I Should Care"

From the album Live At The Senator

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Mike Murley on "The Touch Of Your Lips"

From the album Live At The Senator

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MORE TO COME!