How to Transcribe Part 1

with Vandoren Artist Andrew Bishop

Date Posted: December 02, 2023

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In this video, Vandoren Artist Andrew Bishop explains and demonstrates the steps and benefits of transcribing. Part 1 includes a 4 part process and singing. Be sure to check out Part 2.


2:25- Aural vs Written Transcribing
4:51- 4-part process
5:23 - Listening to transcribe
8:03 - Singing the solo
10:13 - Singing the solo Part 2


More about Andrew

Andrew Bishop is a versatile saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. He maintains an active national and international career and serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, composition, and improvisation. He studied jazz and improvised music with David Baker, Jerry Bergonzi, Tom Fowler, Dave Liebman, Craig Owens, Ellen Rowe, Ed Sarath, and Reggie Workman; saxophone with Donald Sinta and Jean Lansing; and composition with William Albright, William Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Michael Daugherty, and Walter Mays. Bishop earned five degrees in music, including a DMA in Music Composition from the University of Michigan; two MM degrees in Music Composition and Improvisation from the University of Michigan; and two BM in Theory-Composition and Saxophone Performance from Wichita State University. He is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist.

As a composer and arranger he has received over 25 commissions from professional organizations, universities, and numerous residencies. He has also received recognition and awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); The Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the Andrew W. Melon Foundation; and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His orchestral composition "Crooning" was recorded by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Two American Piano Concertos (Albany Records) featuring pianists Ursula Oppens and Ian Hobson. He has also completed composition and arranging projects for percussionists Steve Houghton, Robert Hurst, Dave Liebman, and Matt Wilson.

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