Transcription is a great resource to understand the musical decisions made by performers. They are a valuable educational tool to better appreciate and analyse extraordinary musicianship. Without them, it can be hard to fully understand the intricacies of their performance. We can highlight details that you wouldn’t notice with just a recording.
Of course, they all have a splash of humour and I know some of you only come for the commentary, but I really hope you find them useful in your musical journey and that they allow you to further your musical ambitions! (Although, some of the wacky ones might be of little use to you – that’s up to you to decide!)
My name is George Collier – I started transcribing when I was 16 and not very good at it. Over the past couple of years, I’ve become marginally better and hope you can benefit from the learning these transcriptions provide.
I’m still in school so don’t always have time to create transcriptions, so lots are commissioned from others. You’ll know if this is the case as they’ll be credited in the description.
On the channel, I transcribe primarily jazz, but also a range of other genres including funk, boogie woogie, and barbershop. As a matter of course, I only transcribe pieces that do not have any sheet music available – many great performances already have fantastic transcriptions and I wouldn’t want to conflict with these. If you follow the channel, you’ll be exposed to a range of curated artists and performances, and I guarantee you that every video will be at least a little bit interesting.
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