Jazz Piano Transcriptions - Resources
- John Farrell website of jazz transcriptions - superb collection.
I asked John to do some transcriptions for me - Got to Cool My Doggies Now, Charleston, Sweet Savanna Sue - and this
inspired me to try more of my own. Sadly he has passed away now, but there are wonderful gems to discover in his
collection. His grand-daughter runs this site, and you can get sheet music for jazz classics really cheaply,
and even hear a midi file first.
- Jazz Transcriptions website -
points to many other sites. OK for piano, but usually just chords, so no good if you can't improvise around harmonies.
- PianoFiles website - you can trade transcription (and original) piano music PDFs.
- Piano Play website with trancriptions for sale.
- Seventh String website, for 'Transcribe!' This software is the key to
successfully transcribing piano pieces.
- Sibelius website, for 'Sibelius First'. This is a cut-down version
of the full Sibelius program, but is more than up to the job of the transcriptions done on this site.
- FinaleMusic website, for 'PrintMusic!' Used to use this, but it isn't
as good (features, usability) as 'Sibelius First'.
- JPBoogie.com website - in French. Go to the 'Fichiers Midi' section, where you'll
find lots of MIDI files of boogie-woogie.
- pdfforge website for PDFCreator. This is great - it installs as a printer
driver so it can be used in any application. Free!
- Open source DNS, quick, and free!