Herbie Hancock & McCoy Tyner – 2 new ones found

Just found these two transcriptions on Petri Krzywacki’s site. Very well done transcriptions, in pdf format, clearly he’s taken alot of time over them. The Herbie one in particular is interesting as its an example of having to keep the piano riff going while he builds a solo (which he does masterfully, of course…):


  • Petri commented on February 19, 2009 Reply


    nice to see that you found my transcriptions! I actually have quite a few others that I’m in the process of proof reading and uploading to the site.

    I have fond memories of Yorkshire for having spent some 6 months in Leeds as an exchange student in the music college. All the best to you!


  • Preo commented on June 21, 2009 Reply

    Hi Petri
    I am an advanced amateur pianist, playing standards (bebop, latin, mainstream) in combos. I have been playing for years.
    I would like to have some transcriptions of early bebop piano players (both their right an left hand!) who were inspired by Charlie Parker’s phrasings like Kenny Drew and others.

    My second interest would be to have transcriptions of the comping (behind solos of horn players etc., or behind a bass solo) of actual pianists, using clusters etc. I do not succeed to find transcriptions of the modern comping style. Maybe you can help?

    Best regards from Switzerland

    • admin commented on June 22, 2009 Reply

      Hi Preo

      Thanks for the message. For be-bop piano, it’s all about the improvised line. Voicings adopted by be-bop pianists are relatively ‘simple’, typically using shells (eg. for a G-minor, a typical LH voicing would be G / F / Bb spread over a 10th) and major 6ths (eg. F major examples: F, D, A, again spread over a tenth).

      One of David Baker’s books (How to Play Bebop) would help and if you’re clever you can often find really good resources on http://www.scribd.com, including:

      As for comping one of the best resources I’ve seen for this (apart from listening very carefully!) are the ‘transcribed piano comping’ from the Jamey Aebersold series. They are note for note transcriptions of the comping as heard on a selection of the play-along recordings. I recommend you to check them out – part of one of them is available here on http://www.esnips.com, but I can recommend them as a purchase.

      Good luck!

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