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There are lots of transcribed solo books out there in the Jazz world. For example, a musician will study an artist like Miles Davis and take his solo from All Blues on the Kind of Blue Album and write down his melody. It's a tremendous learning tool. I just bought a book of Cannonball Adderely transcriptions, who also played on that Miles Davis album and some of his solos from that same album are in the book I bought from Hal Leonard publishing.
The goal of transcribing a solo is not to add to it....it's to write it exactly how the musician played (although there are differences in writing styles and interpreting rhythms.
We don't want to duplicate what Aebersold has done. We want to (and have completed some) transcribe 60 different tunes that Charlie Parker has done. We're not copying Aebersold.
There's also the issue of the copyright aspect to The Head (melody) of the tune...Such as Charlie Parker recording the popular tune All The Things You Are or John Coltrane's melody and solo on My Favorite Things (from the sound of music). I'd like to be able to include the melody's to the tunes, not just the solo. But, if not able, the book will still sell with just the solo part.
Thank you. XXXXX pursue this, are you for hire if I need help? Erik