I’m a guitar player and Cubase/Dorico user. One of my current goals is learning Miles Davis’ trumpet solo in ‘So What’ on my guitar. I’ve always loved it, it just oozes musicality, and I want to take more of that particular cool into my own playing.
In support of that end, I’ve notated the solo in Dorico (also FWIW, in Guitar Pro) so I can study the written music as I listen. Unf. I’m not a childhood-trained music reader, so this is how I learn where a “felt” phrase really sits in the rhythmic flow of the music.
This all works out well, as I reference the original recording for all nuances of sound/playing while eyeballing the score to understand the structure of it.
However, I do notice that if I playback the score directly from Dorico, it (obviously!) doesn’t sound much like Miles playing it.
I’m very curious though just how authentic such a playback could sound if the performance were marked up in Dorico by a someone who really understands all of trumpet, jazz, and Dorico at a deeper level.
Might there possibly be a reader here who would like to show off their Dorico chops in this respect?
If so,I’ve attached the file, and it would be so cool if you could improve it from the playback perspective to sound as close to Miles as you can make it.
Thanks to anyone willing to take a whack at it!
P.S. I’ve used key changes in a way that is meant to highlight chromaticism outside the Dorian modes for learning’s sake. Non-standard probably, but helpful for my ear training. Cheers!
So What (trumpet solo) 05c.zip (1.04 MB)