Does anyone know if there's a tab of Grapelli's solos for guitar. I once had a transcription for guitar in an old issue of guitar technique magazine (I think?), but it was beyond my ability at the time (might still be
), and before I had the GJ bug - so it wound up getting chucked out.
Anyone know where I could find this tab?
In 2009 John Wheatcroft, an excellent British guitarist from the Liverpool area produced a full transcription/mp3 of Minor Swing with the complete solos of both Django and Stephane tabbed for guitar.
I believe the transcription was originally published in the UK guitar magazine Guitar Techniques sometime during early 2010 or possibly late 2009. Unfortunately, Guitar Techniques have what seems to be a very poor and unsearchable website, so it's not possible to identify which edition it was from their website, but it was covered in other topics in this Forum at the time, so if you have a look through some past posts you should be able to find a reference to it somewhere.
However, if you can't find a copy of the magazine to purchase, and you still want the transcription, John can be contacted directly through his website: http://www.myspace.com/johnwheatcroft and might be able to help. He's very approachable.
It's a lot of fun...
I love the way he does both the guitar solo and the violin solo, the best part of those is that he actually gets the 'feel' right: good tempo, right accents, great. The other amazing thing is his own solo (at least I think it his own improv) I love the way he starts with standard inside sounds then gradually gets to the point were his out side sounds are just a tasteful extension of the harmonic structure. That is true musical talent.
slow version here
and you can download the pdf and guitar pro here: http://www.danielbeja.fr/solo-de-grappelli-a-la-guitare-minor-swing/
Enjoy and happy guitar working