It wasn't so much the notes as it was the bowings that captured my ears over the last several days. Having no visual demonstration to guide me as I transcribed his A Minor Swing, I listened, played it back, and listened again. He uses his bow as an annunciator, speaking the phrases in scat, slurring and jabbing to create his consonants and vowels. Transfixed, I cleared my mind and tried to imagine what I would do if I were to play like him. The results? My latest transcription, available for public scrutiny and further improvisation. Email me if you would like a copy, and remember to adjust my edits to suit your liking. Above all, be true to the expression.
thank you it is really wonderful. I have not any experience on playing the Grappelli music but i want to start i play traditional Iranian violin and classical music . how to start it in Iran i have no any sheet music on this kind of music. please guide me on this way thank you Emily my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Might take a little bit for me to get back with everyone. I write as I sit here at the Anchorage International Airport, getting ready to board flight 870 to Honolulu. (I'm going to go kick my heels in the air now...)
Sigga, click on my name and send me a message so that I can send it to your email address.
Thanks to all of you who read my blog and requested a copy of my transcription of A Minor Swing! I just now sent the file to all who responded, so if you didn't get your copy yet and still want one, let me know (I tried to get everybody, but sometimes I miss someone.)
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