A great exercise, in my opinion, is to start improvising on a well known melody or chord sequence, record the session and after transcribe the result on the score.
Today i’ve applied this method on “All Of Me”, a famous jazz standard.
“All of Me” was written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931.
It has become one of the most recorded song, including popular versions done by Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Pretty simple, and suitable for beginners players.
This tune is most commonly played in the key of C major, and for my trascription i’ve mantanied this key.
I’ve used a lot of open strings: during a free improvisation, IMHO is a good practice choose simple chords, in order to focus the execution on the ‘inventions’ that may flow-out during the session.
- Free score without tabs
- Full score with tabs