Category Archives: Head Arrangement

Pat Metheny Chord Melody Transcription: James

Happy New Year! I thought I would kick off the new year with a long overdue post to my blog. After a very tough year, I have resolved to pick myself up and have another go at posting information that … Continue reading

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Mike Stern Chord Transcription: Like Someone in Love

Funny how when you get older, it is a lot easier to look back and pinpoint events that changed your life. I was performing with a big band in Japan, and picked up the Mike Stern CD, Standards and other … Continue reading

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Barney Kessel Chord Melody & Chord Solo: Satin Doll

For about a year I had Barney Kessel’s album “The Poll Winners” stuck in my Volkswagen Rabbit’s auto-reverse cassette deck (circa 1987). I couldn’t get it out and the knobs didn’t work either, so I was forced to listen to … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny Chord Melody Transcription: Old Folks

Pat Metheny’s album “Question and Answer” is without a doubt one of my desert island disks. I have been listening to Pat since I was a teenager and credit him for much of my early inspiration to be a jazz … Continue reading

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