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Friday, April 29, 2011

Bass Transcription: Santa Fe from the Musical Rent

Rent is a musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Puccini’s opera La boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East side.
It is one of my favourite musicals. It has a couple of very interesting bass lines. I am posting a transcriptions of the basic groove of the tune called Santa Fe.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Observations in Ornette Colemans' music during the period of 1957-1963 : Analyses of "Invisible", "Lonely woman" and "Ramblin'"

I am just informing you that my book is finally published! I am so excited.In this book I examine the music of a pioneer of free improvisation in jazz: Ornette Coleman. Besides emphasizing the melodic language of this musician, this study presents analyses and transcriptions of his compositions and improvisations, focusing on the period from 1957 to 1963. In addition, Coleman is a rather controversial figure in jazz history, therefore, this study addresses to most commonly asked questions: Does Coleman's music have inner logic and structure in spite of the fact that its ostensibly naive and chaotic surface? Was Coleman a genuine modernist and innovator who was ahead his time? This study hopes to benefit students, professional musicians, theorists, musicologists and jazz aficionados because it will help them study, observe as well as deepen their understanding of the music of Ornette Coleman during that specific period.

It is available in selected bookstores as well as online in websites such as amazon, booksonemand, or bod etc. you can check it out at

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tom & Jerry

This is one of my favourite T&J episodes since i was a kid. I guess i was always attracted to the bass - before i even knew what a bass is.