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I was asked for an old transcription that I had previously posted on here before one of the upgrades and I realised that so many of them are getting increasingly hard to locate on here so I thought I would post them in one place so that people could find them if they wanted to have a look. I hope you find some use for them in your efforts to LEARN TO READ MUSiC  ;) The tunes with an E against them are easy to read (maybe not at the tempo of the performance but in terms of learning to read music which is the whole point of these).


1.       Jeff Berlin – 20,000 Prayers

2.       Ron Carter – Hesitation (Wynton Marsalis) E

3.       Jaco Pastorius –  A Remark You Made (Weather Report)

4.       Milt Hinton – House From Edward (Branford Marsalis) E

5.       Will Lee – Walk Between The Raindrops (Donald Fagen) E

6.       Down Time – Dave Holland E

7.        Ben Wolfe – Play The Blues And Go (Wynton Marsalis) E

8.       John Coltrane – A Love Supreme – bass clef transcription of all saxophone parts

9.       Dave Holland – Conference of the Birds

10.   Gary Brown – Cravo E Canela (Flora Purim) E

11.   Dave Holland – Dream Of The Elders

12.   Ney Conceicao – Incompatibilidade De Genios bass solo (Joao Bosco)

13.   Jeff Berlin – Bach

14.   Paul Chambers – John Paul Jones (John Coltrane)

15.   Ken ‘Spider’ Sinnaeve – Lemon Wedge (Kim Mitchell) E

16.   Scott LaFaro – My Romance (Bill Evans)

17.   Dave Holland – Serenade

18.   John Patitucci – Sing Joy Spring (Manhattan Transfer) E

19.   Henri Texier – Soweto Sorrow (Aldo Romano) 

20.   Paul Chambers – The Buzzard Sonf excerpt (Miles Davis)

21.   Chuck Raney – The Fez (Steeley Dan)

22.   John Patitucci – Long Story

23.   Paul Chambers – Cool Struttin’ (Sonny Clark)

24.   Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

25.   Jasper Holby – Abraham’s New Gift

26.   Paul Chambers – Dexterity

27.   Jeff Berlin – Joe Frazier head

28.   Eric Revis – O Solitude (Branford Marsalis) E

29.   Jaco Pastorius – Mr. Gone (Weather Report) E

30.   Gerry Mulligan – Song For Strayhorn Baritone Sax solo

31.   Renaud Garcia Fons – Sueno Vivo excerpt

32.   Alain Caron – Riff from Tribecca

33.   Steve Swallow – Wrong Together (solo)

34.   Steve Swallow – Let’s Eat (intro solo)

35.   Miles Davis – All Blues trumpet solo

36.   Billy Sheehan – Ladies Nite In Buffalo (David Lee Roth) E

37.   Chris Squire – Your Move (Yes) E

38.   Chris Squire – Your Move easy version

39.   Rick Wakeman – Onward keyboard part (Yes) E

40.   Ralph Towner – Four Comets One

41.   Alain Caron – Cross Checking

42.   Jon Poole – A Fridge Full Of Stars (Lifesigns)

43. Jon Poole - Impossible (Lifesigns)

44. Jon Poole - Open Skies (Lifesigns)

45. Jon Poole - At The End Of The World (Lifesigns)

46. Geddy Lee - Show Don't Tell (Rush)

47. Jeff Andrews - Sunnyside (Mike Stern)

48. Ben Allison - We've Only Just Begun

49. Benny Reitveld - Smooth (Santana)

50. Paul Chambers - Seeing Red (Curtis Fuller w. Red Garland Trio)

51 Mbanga Kumba (three bar section) - Richard Bona

52. Steve Swallow - Damaged In Transit 8 (bass line - easy read)

53. Steve Swallow - Wrong Together (opening solo)

54 Ronaldo Gringo Saggiorato - Quinta Da Pontal (Alegere Correa) - 5:4 Latin groove

55. Geddy Lee - YYZ (Rush)

56. Jon Poole - Voice In My Head (Lifesigns)

57. Jeff Berlin - Either End Of August (Bill Bruford)

58. Jeff Berlin  - Feels Good To Me (Bill Bruford)

59, Jeff Berlin - Palewell Park (Bruford)

60. Jeff Berlin - Beelzebub (Bruford)

61. Jeff Berlin - Sahara Of Snow Pts 1 & 2 (Bruford)

62. Geddy Lee - Anthem (Rush)

63. John Giblin - April (Brand X)

64. Jimmy Johnson - Panic Stations bass solo  (Allan Holdsworth's album 'Metal Fatigue')

65. Jeff Berlin - The Abingdon Chasp (Bruford)

66. Jeff Berlin - Sample and Hold (Bill Bruford)

67: Hans Glawischnig - Barretto's Way (off HG's album 'Panorama').

 68. Jeff Berlin - Travels With Myself And Someone Else (Bruford)

69. Wynton Marsalis - New Orleans (trumpet solo)

70. Steve Swallow - Luiza (Three Guys w. Lee Konitz and Paul Motian)

71. Jaco Pastorius - Night Passage (Weather Report)

72. Israel 'Cachao' Lopez - El Son No Ha Muerto  E

73. Steve Dawson - Dallas 1 P.M. (Saxon) E

74. Unknown - Children's Concerto (Moraz & Bruford Music For Piano And Drums)

75. Jeff Berlin - All The Greats

76. George Duvivier - Screamin' The Blues (Oliver Nelson) E

77. Jimmy Guiffre Trio w. Ray Brown - Mack The Knife (full transcription of arrangement - excludes solos)

78. Paul Socolow - Brazilian Dorian Dream (Manfredo Fest)

79. Unknown bassist - Harmonia Do Samba - Nega Do Balacobaco.

80. Jeff Berlin - Gothic 17 (Bruford)

81. Jeff Berlin - Joe Frazier - complete transcription (Bruford - Gradually Going Tornado)

82. Jeff Berlin - Unt (Kazumi Watanabe)

83. Bach Double Violin Concerto cello part

84. Chris Squire - Roundabout (Yes)

85. Paul Chambers - solo on 'Almost Like Being In Love' (Red Garland Trio)

86. Chris Squire - Circus Of Heaven (Yes)

87. Chris Squire - Close To The Edge (Yes)

88. Steve Berry - Cha Cha Con Meatus (Steve Berry Trio)

89. Chris Squire - Long Distance Runaround (Yes)

90. Wynton Marsalis - Just Friends (head and two choruses of trumpet solo transcribed in bass clef)

91. Anthony Jackson - Why Not? (Michel Camilo 'One More Once' Big Band version) 

92. Jeff Berlin - Crossroads (from the album 'Pump It')

93. Jeff Berlin - Manos de Piedra (from the album 'Pump It')

94. Chis Squire - South Side Of The Sky (Yes)

95. Jack Bruce - Heidi Goes To Town (Cozy Powell)

96. Jeff Berlin - The Sliding Floor (Bruford)

97. Jeff Berlin - Q.E.D. (Bruford)

98. Jack Bruce - Theme One (Cozy Powell)

99. Jeff Berlin - Plans For J.D (Bruford)

100. Chris Squire - Heart Of The Sunrise (Yes)

101. Jeff Berlin - Land's End (Bruford)

102. Jeff Berlin - Age Of Information (Bruford)

103. Martin Briley - Animal Farm (Greenslade)

104. Jeff Berlin - Hell's Bells (Bruford)

105. Jeff Berlin - Back To The Beginning - Bruford

106. Jeff Berlin - If You Can't Stand The Heat (Bruford)

107. Chris Squire - You By My Side (from Chris Squire's 'Fish Out Of Water' solo LP)

108. Martin Briley - Newsworth (Greenslade)

109. Jeff Berlin - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago (Bruford)

Where to start?


How about a full transcription of Jeff Berlin's '20,000 Prayers'.




20,000 Prayers - Jeff Berlin.pdf

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Acknowledgement, Resolution, Puruance and Psalm from A Love Supreme - John Coltrane. This is a transcription of the saxophone parts for the whole LP (not Jimmy Garrison's  bass parts). For study rather than learning to play.



A Love Supreme Acknowledgement Pt 1 bass clef.pdf A Love Supreme Psalm Pt 4 bass clef.pdf

A Love Supreme Resolution Pt 2 bass clef.pdf A Love Supreme PursuancePt 3 bass clef.pdf

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Paul Chambers section of the Buzzard Song from the Miles Davis LP Porgy and Bess. This is the section where PC and tuba player Bill Barber are in unison (2.24)



The Buzzard Song.pdf

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I don't know if I inadvertently  started this thread (?) but many thanks.

Raindrops went well once the  keyboard player realised that the previous keyboard guy who was on before him had transposed to D and not returned it back to normal. We played a few bars, stopped and started again, once changed  back.

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