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Why/How to Transcribe

–This is a post I originally put up on SoKillingMan.com, so if you like what you see, give it a visit!–

A big reason why I learned how to transcribe is so that I can write out charts for myself, and other musicians I’m playing with.  It seems like there’s always new repertoire for everyone to learn, members to add/replace or a sub to train, and the reality is that not everybody does their homework.  There’s not always time, and you don’t always have the $$ to pay somebody who’s willing or able to put in the work and accurately learn/memorize a part.

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Lulu’s: will you marry me?

Lulu’s Playground just had a rehearsal last night after a seven-months-long hiatus and, as they say, absence [most certainly] makes the heart grow fonder.  Trumpeter Adam Meckler literally proposed marriage to the band and brought up recording an album.  Those were actually two separate events, that literally occurred.  But the point is that I am incredibly excited to be playing with these fellas once again!  Here’s a little video we made of our first time through a new tune I was just showing them – it’s only the very very end of Positive Rays, which I’ve already posted an audio file of.

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