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Re: (Derek Baily) Improvisation (TV)

I've been improvising for about 6 years now and I'll concur with the 'transfered transposing' approach as a worthwhile.
I listen to a record (being a bassist, I'm partial to that instrument) of William Parker, Peter Kowald, Wilbert De Joode or non-bassists like Eddie Prevost, Steve Lacy, Derek Bailey, etc. and when I hear something interesting, I wonder 'how did they make that sound and how can I make it on my bass.'
I don't usually end up even close to that sound but I usually discover something interesting along the way.
Ted Harms.

Krispen Hartung <khartung@cableone.net> wrote:
---- Original Message -----

> Interesting debate, for sure, especially as transcription is a widely used
> tool. I'll repeat my belief that transcription does improve ear training.
> However, I'm not talking about necessarily notating it - I should have
> made that distinction; my definition of transcription means listening to
> music and transferring it to one's own instrument.

Ah hah! :) That makes a world of difference! Thanks for the clarification.
I thought you meant listening to the music and notating it on paper, which
in most cases (in unless you have perfect pitch), does involve playing it on
your instrument. But the main point is actually trascribing it, emphasis in
the "scribe" part of the word.


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