Red Garland – I Could Write a Book

Sorry I havn’t posted for a bit – its been busy busy busy at work and at home. The band have been fairly busy and we’ve recorded a demo EP here of covers. I’d love to hear your views on it (you can stream the tracks on the site) : www.bluephunk.co.uk.

Anyway – on to what you’ve come here for! Credit goes to John Groves for this, check out his nice site that contains some other piano transctriptions. This one comes from Miles’s classic ‘Relaxin’ album. If you haven’t got it, go and buy it!

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  • Puji commented on January 3, 2013 Reply

    Learning to read standard muicsal notation is lots easier than it looks.The basics are very simple. It’s not like learning a new language. If you know the alphabetfrom A to G , you’re already halfway there. It simply takes some practice.One thing you may get hung-up on, is that most pitches (notes) can be played in more thanone place on a guitar fingerboard. Take the 1st E , above middle C, for example:This same pitch can be played at 5 different places. -Assuming standard tuning is used:1st string, open / 2nd string, 5th fret / 3rd string, 10th fret, etc.Which to use depends on the context. This is where guitar tablature (tab) can help.The problem with tab is it is only applicable to the guitar,where standard is applicable to any instrument (even vocals).Standard will also help you understand what you’re doing and how music works.Any book on reading music will get you started.But a favorite of mine is The Guitar Handbook, by Ralph Denyer Try to find it.It gives instruction on both tab and standard, along with lots of other important info.It’s a goldmine of information and instruction.

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