Jazz Guitar Transcriptions Archive

Jazz Guitar Transcriptions Archive

Here are bits and pieces of great jazz solos that I wrote down from recordings and videos over the years... I hope it gives you the courage to make your own jazz guitar transcriptions. Enjoy!

Please also read this article about jazz guitar transcriptions and learning from jazz recordings...


Solos Below: With Accurate Jazz Guitar Tabs

Pat Metheny - Unity Village  (from this YouTube Video )

John Scofield - Wee  (from this great album  )

Pat Martino - How Insensitive  (from this great album  )

George Benson - Stella by Starlight  (from this YouTube Video )

Grant Green - If I Should Lose You  (from this great album  )

Jim Hall - Beautiful Love  (from this great album/DVD  )

Joe Pass - Satin Doll  (from this YouTube Video )

Wes Montgomery - Yesterdays  (from this YouTube Video )

Charlie Christian - Rose Room  (from this YouTube Video)

Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing  (from this great album  )

Lenny Breau - What Is This Things Called Love  (from this video and album  )

Jimmy Raney - Out of Nowhere  (from this great live video !)

Ed Bickert - Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me  (from this live video !)

Vic Juris - My Funny Valentine  (from this video )

Jimmy Bruno - I'll Remember April  (from this video )

Tal Farlow - Seven Come Eleven  (from this live video )

Herb Ellis - Sweet Georgia Brown  (from this great DVD  and  video )

Please refer to the jazz guitar greats section for biographies, licks, gear and playing style descriptions of all those guys... As you may have noticed, all of those are only parts longer solos. If you like one of them enough, you should keep learning the "whole thing" by ear. It will take you a few solos to really grasp their individual styles. Lots of fun! ;-)


Solos Below: Written Out by Hand
(for the sheer pleasure!)

Wes Montgomery :
(may have been the best jazz guitarist ever)

Two other very nice, "non guitar" transcriptions:

Miles Davis - Solar (from this CLASSIC album  )

Chet Baker - There Will Never Be Another You (from this album  )