This topic contains 58 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by Wanda Buchalter 3 years, 7 months ago.
May 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm #496
Hi Mary Beth –
No you’re not too late. I’d love to see your video of you playing the first 12 bars of the solo. I’ll post the answer tomorrow and present the next part of the challenge.May 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm #497
Hi Mark –
Transcription can have many different applications. The fact that you viewed it as an opportunity to be creative and maybe get sidetracked a bit on your own exploration is perfectly valid. My intention with the assignment was to give a very specific task (ie, transcribe and notate the solo as accurately as possible), but students of all abilities are welcome to get engaged and see where it leads them.May 28, 2015 at 3:54 am #499
I’m still out here! Got backed up with some holiday travel, but I did haul out my staff paper and iphone on the airplane and do my best to notate it. I am not going to look at the answer until I post a video of me playing it first…hoping to do that by the weekend.June 2, 2015 at 4:10 am #528
finished transcription, got a little more work to do on the performance, but getting closer all the time to posting. just wanted to let you know I’m still in the game…June 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm #554
better late than never?June 10, 2015 at 2:03 am #555
That was terrific Mary Beth! Very spirited playing. I am going to attempt this, even though the challenge is over. I find transcribing very difficult, not to mention trying to determine the notes I hear.June 10, 2015 at 5:03 am #556
Waouw, Mary Beth, What a great video !!
I particularly like the really little nuance around 30′ when you succeed in playing the really little “off the beat nuance”…
I love it !June 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm #557
thanks guys! Wynton Kelly makes it sound so easy…LOL. the funny thing is, I thought I had it right, then when I got it up to speed and started playing with the recording, I heard my wrong notes and had to re-learn them!June 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm #558
Yeah cool transcription with the spirit and this singing around make it really swing it even more…great job MaryJune 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm #560
Hi Wanda –
Please try it! The challenge is not over – I’m just a little late in getting back to everyone. By all means please jump right in!June 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm #561
Mary Beth! GREAT JOB! I am impressed. One of the things I liked BEST about your performance is that I can hear you SINGING! We haven’t really discussed the importance of singing (and how it is really a huge part of ear-training) but I had a teacher once tell me “if you can sing it, you can HEAR it.” The point is, it doesn’t matter if you have a good-sounding voice – it’s all about whether you can sing the individual pitches. This is why LISTENING is so important. We are all much better players of songs that we have memorized. WHY? Because we’ve listened to those songs hundreds of times.
The other thing I liked (which you said in your comment) is that you thought you had the right notes UNTIL you started playing along with Wynton Kelly. Doing so made you realize that some of your notes were off. Again, this is ear-training.
And lastly, you did a great job copying not just the notes but the feel – the articulation, the accents, the phrasing.
You know what this means? I want to hear you go deeper. Next chorus, please!June 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm #565
and, ok, I will take the challenge of the next chorus!June 13, 2015 at 3:22 am #572
Terrific playing, Mary Beth. Inspiring. I still haven’t done this, but promise I am working on some other transcriptions.June 21, 2015 at 1:51 am #604
Still working on the transcription. Very slow go and frustrating. I hope to have something next week.June 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm #626
yesterday I was sitting on an airplane with my iphone output in one ear listening to Freddie, and my laptop in the other ear using a midi controller with Garageband opened up and a clipboard propped up with staff paper and a pencil. I got about 4 measures done. Oy.
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