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Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by jzucker, Mar 30, 2006.
Are any available?
why even try, man? espcially with someone as unique and original as manring? listening is enough; i think if i saw manring's transcriptions written out, i'd scare me.
Why even try Bird, Trane, Holdsworth, Hedges?
There was a transcription book of Thonk - I'm not sure if it's still in print, but I'm sure you'll find a blood-and-tears stained copy on Ebay sometime.
Well my tab for "when last we spoke" is in the TB Tab Archive
I wrote it a lifetime ago, and I'm sure it's full of mistakes. The worst thing is I could almost play it then, and I can almost play it now - I really need to practise more.
The Thonk book is excellent as a study guide to the album itself, but less usefull in terms of actually playing the music yourself, as its all either a) impossibly difficult, b) doesn't fit on a standard bass, c) both!
Yeah, I doubt many folks have used that Thonk transcription book to practice their sight-reading! Nevertheless, there are a few tunes in it that are meant to be played on a standard four-string, if you dont mind changing the tuning or using an Ebow sometimes.