The first video I want to share is a one hour interview with Max Roach. It’s full of gold. He not only plays drums and piano, he also shares stories dating back to his days playing in parades as part of his church band.
One concern I had is that the transcriptions are copies of handwritten music charts and may be harder to read for some people.
When I’m working on a solo, I’ll typically scan the page in so I can load it on my iPad and zoom in. I’ve even gone so far as to make an enlarged and darker photocopy. Either way is not a deal breaker for such an awesome resource.
Here’s a sample page so you can see for yourself:
And for those curious about the full list of songs/solos in the book, here is the table of contents.
Wanted to give a quick plug for a piece of Mac software I find really useful. If you’re like me, you keep A LOT of music on your hard drives. I had a hard time keeping track of it all until I started using DiskCatalogMaker.
What I like most is that once you make catalogs of your hard drives, you can search the catalogs without having to hook up the hard drives. It saves me so much time, since I have music stored across several large hard drives.