Billie’s Bounce: Charlie Parker’s solo, transcribed for violin

Transcription of a Charlie Parker solo: Billie’s Bounce

It’s so important to transcribe jazz solos along your path to learning how to swing on the violin. You can really learn a lot! To motivate you, you’ll find at the bottom of the page a short video of a Charlie Parker solo transcription for the blues tune Billie’s Bounce! Here you can hear what bebop phrasing can give to the violin. In Charlie Parker’s solos, there are plenty of very interesting elements to enrich your playing, in particular the approach notes and the chromaticisms. You can find the score for this solo in the “Omnibook” collection of all Charlie Parker solos.

If you’re intrigued, join my bi-monthly group jazz violin lessons or check out my method to learn to swing on the violin.

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