transcriptions & education



Aliocha teaches music students at all levels – individuals, groups and workshops – in:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Harmony
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Production

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 a decade in schools, festivals and privately.

To book a first session, or for more information, please contact Aliocha.


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 be 10£ per minute of music, for medium difficulty it’s 15£ per minute of music, and for harder solos and finger-picking polyphonic transcriptions it’s 20£ per minute of music.

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Tiny GrimesTiny’s Tempo , Groovin’ with Grimes

Junior WatsonSpring Roll , Butter Top , Lonesome Train – Special Lesson #1

Rick HolmstromGuitar Boogie Shuffle TwistPhlazzbo

Hollywood FatsRock This House – Fats Fries One – Lonesome

Charlie Christian – Jammin’ In Four

Billy Butler & Bill JenningsBig Boy

Bill Jennings – Billy In the Lion’s Den, Down to Earth, There Will Never Be Another You

Billy ButlerHonky Tonk

Teddy BunnEdgar’s Boogie – If You See Me Comin’

T-Bone Walker – T-Bone Shuffle , Strollin’ with Bones

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

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

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)

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

further listing  (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

Black Matter – Zane Carney

Cry To Laugh – Blake Mills

Silence Is Sincerity – Blake Mills

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

Jimmie Rivers

  • Back Bay Shuffle
  • Twin Guitar Special
  • Rose Room
  • Slow Boat to China

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

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – solo by Marvin Sewell on Kellylee Evans album tribute to Nina Simone

Wouldn’t That Be Loverly – solo by Marvin Sewell with Cassandra Wilson

The Sweet Magnolia Tree – Doug Wamble

Sweet Child Of Mine – Doug Wamble

Woodstock – Robben Ford with Joni Mitchell

Cheri Akimi Ngai – congolese rumba by Smokey Hormel

Dile a Catalina – Arsenio Rodriguez (1946)

Keep the Bar Open – Buddy Miller with Valerie June

Girls can play – a tribute to Mary Osborne

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)

Jimmy Bryant transcriptions

  • Frettin’ Fingers
  • Yodelling Guitar
  • Bryant’s Boogie
  • Bryant’s Bounce
  • Jammin’ with Jimmy

The Meters

  • Cardova
  • Funky Miracle
  • Thinking
  • Yeah You’re Right
  • Sophisticated Cissy
  • Running Fast
  • The Mob
  • Ease Back

Flashes – Bix Biederbecke played by Ry Cooder

Classic RnB guitar by T-Bone Walker, Cornell Dupree, etc …

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


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.

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