Transcription of Nat King Cole’s Piano Solo on Route 66

Transcription of Nat King Cole’s Piano Solo on Route 66, with brief theoretical analysis.

The great Nat King Cole did a beautiful piano solo over popular tune Route 66 in this youtube video:

Here’s the transcription of his improvised piano solo in PDF format:

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Observe the first few bars of the transcription, a motif with a length of a dotted minim was repeated a couple of times.

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Towards the end of the solo, a group of notes, stacked together in fixed interval between each other, were used.

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The result was a sound that’s somewhat similar to block chords.

Have fun and Enjoy. :D

2 Comments

  • mark

    Reply Reply February 10, 2010

    thanks! cheers.

  • Benny

    Reply Reply February 26, 2010

    I would be willing to pay for more Nat King Cole piano transcriptions.

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