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Jazz Piano Transcriptions - Resources

Transcriptions:
  • 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.
Transcribing Resources:
  • 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'.
Other Resources:
  • 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!
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