Swing & Blues Guitar Transcriptions


Aliocha teaches music students at all levels – individuals, groups and workshops- via Skype or in Person :

Aliocha’s teaching techniques blend passion, experience and an encyclopaedic knowledge of music with academic structure and practice.

Aliocha studied at the National Conservatories of Grenoble and Lyon, and has been teaching for more than fifteen years in schools, festivals and privately.

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Transcriptions :

For special request transcriptions, pricing is based on an estimate of the difficulty, per minute of recorded music. For simple melodic charts it’s 15€ per minute of music, for medium difficulty it’s 20€ per minute of music, and for harder solos and finger-picking polyphonic transcriptions it’s 25€ per minute of music.

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Homage to Charlie Christian by Charlie BYRD





Masters from Europe

8 1/2 Souvenirs / Olivier GiraudBei Mir (Bist Du Schön)

Sten CarlbergCharlie Christian from Sweden ?

Anders LewenJump Blues from Sweden

Sacha Distel Swing to Bop from France

Robert SchneiderJump Blues from Austria

Latest transcriptions

Quaker City by Billy Butler & Norbert Schneider

X-Mas Special – Jingle Bells by James Chirillo

Barry Harris tributeMorning Coffee (bebop blues in F)

Available for direct download

Willie J. Lacey with Sonny Boy Williamson (3 Solos) , with Jazz Gillum “You Got To Run Me Down”

Pate HateLucy Done Moved” (L.C. Hubert, Sun records)

Pete “Guitar” Lewis New Orleans Shuffle (Johnny Otis Orchestra)

Jimmy NolenStrollin’ With Nolen (master and alternate takes)

Hollywood FatsRock This HouseFats Fries One , Lonesome , Too Much Family , Okie Dokie Stomp , RPM Boogie , Come On Baby (William Clarke)

Junior WatsonSpring Roll , Butter Top , Lonesome Train , Special Lesson #1Space Flight, Junior’s Jump

Charlie Baty (Little Charlie & the Nightcats) Run Me Down (Captured Live) , It’s Christmas Time Again , My Money’s Green

Duke RobillardGee I Wish , Stitt’s Bitts , Pony Tail , The Hustle Is On , Glide On

Rick HolmstromGuitar Boogie Shuffle Twist , Phlazzbo , Holmes Hop , Lost In the Shuffle

Nick Curran Just Love Me Baby , Can’t Stop Lovin’ YouGet Rich Quick (2 versions)

Sean Costello Jumpin’ Salty

Joel PatersonSwingin’ the Blues (the Four Charms “Flatland Boogie”)

Alex SchultzNo Pretty Presents” (Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers) , Greasy Gravy (William Clarke) , Low Down Dog (Rod Piazza)

Dave SpecterStop! Hold It

Kid RamosNow or Never

Charlie Christian – Jammin’ In Four

John CollinsThe Incredible John Collins (2 solos)

Irving Ashbywith Lester Young (Rhythm Changes and Blues)

Billy Butler & Bill JenningsBig Boy

Bill Jennings – Billy In the Lion’s Den , Down to Earth , There Will Never Be Another You , 633 Knock! Soft Winds , Brother Jack (with Jack McDuff) , Mack’n’Duff ( with Brother Jack McDuff) , Glide On

Billy ButlerHonky Tonk , Seven Come Eleven , Quaker City

Tiny GrimesTiny’s Tempo , Groovin’ with Grimes , Rockin’ the blues away

Teddy BunnEdgar’s Boogie , If You See Me Comin’  , 4 solos with Hadda Brooks , Jackson’s Nook

T-Bone Walker – T-Bone Shuffle , Strollin’ with Bones  , T-Bone Jumps Again , Pony Tail , The Hustle Is On

Pee Wee Crayton – Texas Hop – Bounce Pee Wee

Skeeter Best –The Plain But The Simple Truth” with Lucky Thompson Meets Oscar Pettiford , “Blue Funk” with Ray Charles , “Elevator Boogie” with Bill Johnson and His Musical Notes

Al Casey2 solos on ‘Honeysukle Rose’

Grant Green Harmony in Harlem (Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis) , Jeanie Weenie

Barney Kessel – All Or Nothing At All(with Billie Holiday)Relaxin’ at Camarillo (with Charlie Parker), Swedish Pastry , Moten Swing

Jim Hall plays the Blues

Herb Ellis  Royal Garden Blues

Billy Bean “Invitation To The Blues” , “Mook’s Theme”

Steve Masakowski – Ever Since I Stole The Blues (Mose Allison)

Anthony Wilson – My Brain (Mose Allison) , L-O-V-E (Diana Krall)

Jerry Garcia transcriptions – Help On The Way/Slipknot (complete song !!!) – Eye Of The World – Fire On The Mountain – Scarlet Begonias – Tangled Up In Blue (live version)

Jimmy BryantJimmy’s Boogie , Jimmie’s Bounce , Yodelling Guitar , Fretting’ Fingers , Jammin’ with Jimmy

Jimmie Rivers – Back Bay Shuffle , Twin Guitar Special , Jimmie’s Blues , Rose Room , Slow Boat to China

Brian Setzer – Cherokee , Go-Go Godzilla (from “Setzer goes Instru-MENTAL”)

The Meters (Leo Nocentelli guitar parts) – Cardova , Funky Miracle , Sophisticated Cissy , Thinking , Yeah You’re Right , Running Fast , The Mob , Ease Back

Kenny Kirkland – solo on La Belle Dame Sans Regrets by Sting

Further listings (purchase here)

Diana Krall – “Turn Up The Quiet”

  • Like Someone in Love-Russell Malone
  • Blues Skies – Russell Malone
  • L-O-V-E – Anthony Wilson
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams-Marc Ribot

Cry To Laugh – Blake Mills

Silence Is Sincerity – Blake Mills

Planet D’Rhonda – Donald Fagen, solo by Kurt Rosenwinkel

Marc Ribot Transcriptions

  • Postizo – Los Cuban Postizos
  • Jockey Full Of Bourbon – Tom Waits
  • Hoist That Rag – Tom Waits
  • Blue Drag – Allen Toussaint “Bright Mississippi”
  • Chewing Gum – Elvis Costello
  • Stuck – Norah Jones
  • Dreamland – Madeleine Peyroux
  • Walking After Midnight – Madeleine Peyroux
  • There Ain’t No Sweet Man – Diana Krall
  • Passion Dance – McCoy Tyner “Guitars”
  • Abulafia – John Zorn
  • Magical Sleigh Ride – John Zorn

Country solos by : Albert Lee, Hank Garland, Brent Mason, Tony Rice, Guthrie Trapp

Holding On To Nothing – solo by Wynton Marsalis on David Crosby’s song

Julian Lage transcriptions

  • Gardens – from “World’s Fair”
  • 233 Butler – solo version
  • Ryland – from “World’s Fair”
  • Lullaby – from “World’s Fair”
  • Splendor Riot – from “Modern Lore”
  • The Ramble – from “Modern Lore”
  • Kafiristan – guitar solo on Jesse Harris’ album “No Wrong No Right” (composition by John Zorn)

Flashes – Bix Biederbecke played by Ry Cooder

FridaMichael Landau

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern “Benny Man’s Blues”

I’m All Right – Dean Parks on Madeleine Peyroux’ album “Half the Perfect World”

Dance Me to the End Of Love – Larry Goldings on Madeleine Peyroux’ album “Careless Love”

Come Away with Me – Adam Levy / Norah Jones

Let’s Dance – the real chords played by Nile Rodgers


Girls can play – a tribute to Mary Osborne

Choose your Heroes

Listen To The Singer

Give the drummer some – playing drums on the guitar

Transcribing vs Channeling

Why I don’t always write down what I transcribe

You gotta start somewhere

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  1. Hi aliocha. I just saw your great performance of prince song. Sometimes it snows in april. Beautiful!!!!
    Is there a chance to get the score of your playing!?
    Greetings from berlin

    1. hi Frank, thanx for your kind words, I don’t write down any my own arrangements as it’s half improvised most of the time, so I don’t spend time transcribing myself afterwards 🙂

  2. Hey, I just watched your between the bar cover… wow. I read the comments and, I know it’s been a few years since you posted it. But if you had anything left about how to play it, It would be very appreciated. I’m a huge fan of Elliot and, he acrually held me when I was a baby. Anyways, thanks again. Rock on! 🤟

    1. hi Josh,
      I just used a basic lead sheet and made my version on the go without notating anything, I was tuned to DADGAD … I think once you know the tuning, by looking at the video you can pick up most of what I’m doing, it’s not that complicated 🙂
      best of luck, A.

  3. Hey, The list of songs played by you are exactly what I´m interested in especially Hollywood Fats.Unfortunately “Lonesome” is not on the list.I just wanted to know if you could possibly make a tab out of the intro of a song I found on youtube played by kid ramos (–> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAh1CCVvPxk ).

    Thanks in advance, best regard byeeeeeeeeee

  4. You need to provide a simple way to use the shopping cart to purchase multiple transcriptions. I gave up and you are missing a sale. I cannot figure a way to purchase 3 transcriptions and add them to the shopping cart. Suggest you try and see how confusing it is.

    1. hi Robert, if you keep the fist PayPal window open while you keep choosing links from the website, it adds up in your basket, I had no problem when I just tried … hope it makes sense ?
      all the best

  5. Hi Aliocha, thank you so much for all your hard work. I was wondering if you take request. If so, I would love to see the transcription to Tiny Grimes – Call of the Wild, off of “Tiny Grimes and his Rockin Highlanders”

    1. hi Scott, thanx for your kind words.
      that’s a cool tune and a great solo by Tiny Grimes indeed … I do have a list of people’s wishes, it may take some times until I get to it, no promises …
      the surest way to get that transcription is to order it (as described on this page), it will then be at the top of my list and be done within a week generally. It’s up to you 🙂
      take care

  6. Hey Aliocha— I’ve bought some transcriptions from your great collection. They are excellent and a great education in this wonderful music. This music is not easy but it’s so great to play and sounds so wonderful. There is one guitarist I would like to see you make transcriptions for —- Freddie King. There are some really great old Freddie King tunes that are not as well known as his more famous songs. He has many great instrumentals and is one of the all-time greatest guitar players. Thanks for your great music!

    1. thanx for the kind words Paul.

      yes I love the early instrumentals from Freddie King. I think there are quite a few that people play and posted online, so that’s why I’ve never been able to pick one so far … any suggestion ?

    1. ah ah the author already made a lengthy video explaining this tune, if that’s not enough, contact me in private and I’ll give you an estimate for the transcription, made just for you.

  7. OH MAN!!!! I stumbled upon your site. I’ve been playing guitar for 40 years and really trying to improve my improve skills in jump. I’m going to start to work on what you have here and see where we go from there. I may request a transcription but thanks you for your skills and appreciation for the all too often overlooked greats of the past!

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