The wife and I are currently pushing ourselves to learn more music of people we admire and listen to. By us doing so, it allows us to expand our musical vocabularies, but also, allows us to sit down and analyze music of the greats. Transcribing music is one of the most powerful tools that any musician, composer, sound designer can practice. I feel like its basically weight lifting for your ears. The more you do it, the better you become.
Here is a tune that we recently transcribed from Cecile Salvant. She is an INCREDIBLE jazz vocalist and we love her rendition of this classic tune. For our performance of course we added our own touch, but just being able to play their version of the arrangement was already cool enough.
What are some pieces that you have transcribed?