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
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
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.
NOTHIN' YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
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 - it sounds like this. Enjoy!
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 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!
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'."
Here is a guitar solo
transcription of PEG by guitarist Adam Douglass.
PEG solo - the last bars - This guitar solo transcription is noted by guitarist Göran Dahlgren, Sweden.
The first part of the solo notation of PEG and this below
is the cool sound from Jay's guitar...
PEG 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.
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!!!!!!!!
HOLDIN' ON TO LOVE
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