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Attention all of you musicians! On this section you may present your own transcriptions of Jay's music, especially the guitar solos and share your efforts with colleagues - amateurs and professionals. Send your chart to Jay's Webmaster and I will put it on Jay's site. If you would like to comment on your charts please, do so and I will add your comments as well.

 

Dive into this, music loving cats and chicks, and have FUN!

 

CRYIN' ALL NIGHT

Button CRYIN' ALL NIGHT - Check out the full take down of this great song in three stave format transcribed by Stefan Olofsson Sweden. Stefan and his brother Peter (Peppe) wrote the transcriptions for Jay's BEBOP Play-Along book.

CRYIN' ALL NIGHT is written by Jay Graydon, David Foster, Steve Kipner, and Jay is the lead singer on this lovely song. You may enjoy Jay's singing and playing on the legendary album AIRPLAY. The latest release of this album, which was remastered by Jay in 2018, is available for instance via Amazon Japan. Please note, there is another band called AIRPLAY in Europe, so make sure you are getting the right thing. For the correct label name and catalogue numbers of the AIRPLAY album, please check out Jay's discography.

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NOTHIN' YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Button NOTHIN' YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT - This solo transcription by Masaki Fukuda, Japan.

The song is written by Jay Graydon, David Foster, Steve Kipner, and here is the place where you will find the original chart for the whole song.

And when the Master himself plays the solo - .mp3 audio file it sounds like this. Enjoy!

 

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ROXANN

Button ROXANN - This solo transcription is noted by by Göran Dahlgren, Sweden.

The song is written by Jay Graydon, Bill Cantos, and Valerie Hoebel.

Here is the solo of .mp3 audio file ROXANN from AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET in the hands of the Magician. If you haven't heard this one before, you are in for a treat! So close your eyes and dream on!

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PEG

The song is written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of legendary Steely Dan.

In the liner notes on the album "Aja" it says about PEG: "Jay Graydon's electric guitar threatens after the initial refrain. The composers describe this piece as a 'pantonal thirteen bar blues with chorus'."

Button Here is a guitar solo transcription of PEG by guitarist Adam Douglass.

Button PEG solo - the last bars - This guitar solo transcription is noted by guitarist Göran Dahlgren, Sweden.

Button The first part of the solo notation of PEG and this below is the cool sound from Jay's guitar...

.mp3 sound 
filePEG as Jay plays it - the whole solo.

Jay is explaining and showing how he played the full solo on the 4 DVD box set JAY GRAYDON ALL STARS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. The Japan/Scandinavia Tours 1994 and 1996 with documentary bonus material.

Here is a cool video in which Jay teaches Tim Pierce how to play the solo.

 

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THE ENDING

Button THE ENDING This guitar solo transcription is written down by a devoted Japanese fan - Masaki Fukuda. I am so glad we can finally present both the transcription and the sound bite of this wonderful LOOOONG killer solo.

This has always been my absolute favorite of Jay's solos and they are many! Listen to the intelligent structure of this solo. Nothing is left to chance, every single part of this lick is carefully interlaced and developed further. It seems he could go on playing forever incessantly exploring and inventing new awesome chord changes and shapes.

And here it is - the whole solo............. WOW!!!!!!!!

.mp3 audio fileTHE ENDING

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HOLDIN' ON TO LOVE

Button HOLDIN' ON TO LOVE. Torbjørn Alfsen in Norway has transcribed this wonderful guitar solo from the album AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET.

Jay's own comments about this solo:

"Since the song is a fast triplet feel as well as incorporating melodic chord changes, I went for a "jazz" melodic approach while still keeping some pop influence."

And yes, of course, you can .mp3 audio file listen to this incredibly beautiful guitar solo online as well! ENJOY!

 

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CRIMINAL

Button CRIMINAL Our hard working friend Torbjørn Alfsen in Norway has transcribed another one of Jay's great guitar solos. This one is from the Planet 3 album - MUSIC FROM THE PLANET(1991). This album was also released in Japan as - A Heart From The Big Machine (1990). Jay re-released the album MUSIC FROM THE PLANET in 2002 on his own label Sonic Thrust Records.

Listen to this .mp3 audio file fast and fantastic solo!

 

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WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES

Button WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES Here is another notation from Torbjørn Alfsen in Norway. This notation is very extensive - 3 pages! You do not need to be a guitar player, since the notation is written mainly for piano. This song is from AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET.

A brief .mp3 audio file sound bite will set you in the right mood! So just sit back and enjoy this, music lovers! Or if you prefer, get to work on the notation.

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YOU'RE NOT ALONE

Button YOU'RE NOT ALONE And now a collaborative work between Sweden and Norway! Kenneth Carlsson and Torbjørn Alfsen have together written down the chords and melody of this beautiful ballad from the album AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET.

So enjoy .mp3 audio file Jay's awesome guitar solo and/or get right down to trying out the notation.

 

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