Printable Transcriptions

 

Dan Adler "Back To The Bridge (My latest CD)"

Here are PDF lead sheets for the four originals on my CD "Back To The Bridge" featuring Joey DeFrancesco.
You are welcome to play these tunes. Email me for Finale files or transposed parts.

Dan Adler "All Things Familiar (My debut CD)"

Here are PDF lead sheets for the seven originals on my CD "All Things Familiar" featuring Grant Stewart.
You are welcome to play these tunes. Email me for Finale files or transposed parts.

Dan Adler "Fantasy in D" (Youtube)

Dan Adler "My Shining Hour - Slow" Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler "My Shining Hour - Fast" Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler "Wiggy" Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler "Ornithology" Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler "Stablemates" Solo (Youtube)

Joe Farrell "Humpty Dumpty" Solo (Mad Hatter)

Joe Pass "Cherokee (medium)" Solo (Two For the Road)

Joe Pass "Cherokee (fast)" Solo (Two For the Road)

Joe Pass "I Love You" Solo (Intercontinental)

Joe Pass "Relaxin' At Camarillo" Solo (Joy Spring)

Dan Adler (Guitar) & Richard Samuels (Piano) "My Funny Valentine"


 

Transcriptions In 'Finale' Music Format

Transcriptions in this section were created using Coda PrintMusic! 2000. The advantage of this method is that these transcriptions are "live" in the sense that you can have them play back, speed up or slow down as well as transpose to any key.

You can view the transcriptions on this page in 3 ways:

  1. If you have one of the Coda music notation programs installed - simply click the links and the music should open in your notation program.
  2. You can download Coda's free notation editor called Notepad. This is a ~8Mb download, but it will allow you to create your own transcriptions as well. I have had problems with this program, as it uses a new file format and when it "upgrades" from the saved format, it seems to lose the playback information. Let me know if it doesn't work. You will also need to download the free Jazz Font from the Coda site.
  3. Coda also have a much smaller (~2Mb) free Plugin just for web viewing - but I have not gotten that to work at all, so I suggest you steer clear of it.

If you click on the links and they show up in your browser window as garbage, just right-click, choose "Save Target As...", and save them to your disk, then open with your Coda program.

Joe Pass "Night and Day" Solo (For Django)

Joe Pass "Guitar Style"

Jerry Bergonzi "Vol 2. Pentatonics"

Chick Corea "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs"

Other Sources of Transcriptions

Steve Grossman "Do It" Dreyfus Jazz Line CD

Steve Grossman is one of my favorite saxophone players. He really spans the entire range of styles from straight-ahead hard-bop to ultra-modern. The solos on this CD are in the Sonny Rollins tradition and are well worth hearing and studying. Below are MP3 excerpts of some of the solos from the CD which are transcribed in the book.

Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague is Chick Corea's "official" transcriber. Besides most of Chick Corea's famous solos, you can buy great transcriptions of Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, McCoy Tyner and others.