A transcription-focused lesson has been added to our course on 12 Bar Blues Improvisation.
Here’s the new lesson:
Here’s the recording we are working on:
In the above lesson I explain my approach to transcribing a solo, and the benefit you will gain from this.
@smole - I hope you find this useful and I highly recommend that you engage in a similar style of study when listening to the recordings you admire.
Here’s a few tips that are also highlighted on the lesson page:
When transcribing a solo, the first step is to listen to the recording for at least a few days to get a feel for the record.
After you have transcribed some of the material, play along with the recording to emulate the phrasing, feel, and other nuances of the performance.
Once you feel more comfortable with the transcribed material, the next step is to play along with a backing track such as the iRealPro.
Set the repeats to 20+ and cycle around and around the form.
Take a single idea that you have transcribed, and try to develop it to its fullest potential.
Use the transcribed lines as a ‘spring board’ to explore your own ideas.