To transcribe or not to transcribe; that’s the question!

Hey Improvisers,

Have you ever transcribed a recorded solo by your favorite musician? If you have, what was your experience? Did you enjoy the process? Did it help you understand how to improvise better?

While transcribing is a very helpful way to improve our ear and develop our improvisational abilities, it’s often over-emphasized as the primary learning tool we have, at the expense of actually improvising and jamming with our peers.

Here’s a video I made to help you understand the role that transcribing can have in your practice routine, and how to view it as part of the larger context of your musical study,

Piano Myth-Busting #7

Good luck with your music!


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