I'm a bass player (mostly upright, some electric) in Bordeaux, France.

The main goal of this website is to post bass transcriptions I made.

I make transcriptions for several reasons:

  • I'm convinced that it's hands down the best way to learn how to play. Steal from the best. Transcribing is standard practice for jazz players. (Read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon for a contemporary approach.)
  • I play bass for a living, so now and then, when there are no charts, I have to make them myself.
  • I teach bass, so I make charts for my students.

At this point (January 2020), I have hundreds of transcriptions sleeping on my hard drive. That makes no sense, they could be useful to someone out there. So my new year's resolution for 2020 is to clean them up a bit, and to make them available here. It's a bit of work, so it won't happen overnight, but I hope to get there gradually.

I'm ignorant of the legal issues that apply to the posting of transcriptions on this site. I think that transcriptions are fair use, but I'm located in France, and I'm not sure if “fair use” exists in French law. In any event, if you're the copyright owner of something I posted, please let me know about it, and I'll take it down.

Thanks for reading!