First of all, I never studied this or read about how to create written scores from listening to recordings, I learned by doing. When I was little, I used to pick out the melody to songs on the piano. When I got interested in jazz, there were very few transcriptions of solos and few publications of jazz tunes or charts that I listened to on records, so I started transcribing what I heard. It was slow and painstaking, and I wasn’t very good at first, but I stuck with it, because I wanted to become a good jazz player and...
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