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"Bard" Video

As I've blogged about earlier, I recently revised a transcription of Brad Mehldau's "Bard" from his 1999 album Elegiac Cycle. It's a deceptive piece, looking (and sounding) pretty easy, but the constant harmonic shifts add new levels of difficulty. I recorded the audio on my iPhone (using iTalk Lite), and the video was recorded on a Sony Cybershot. I know the audio doesn't sync up all the time (I wasn't playing with a click track ...), and the visual transitions are abrupt, but I figure that just gives me something more to work on with my next video. I had hoped to include a few still images, too, but I couldn't get that part to work out right. (See more at
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Bard - Brad Mehldau

I proofed through my transcription of Bard and I think I got the typos out. I'll probably move it over to a Transcriptions page, once I get some more posted, but for now there's a PDF on my Arrangements page (or you can view it here). It's a locked file - if you're interested in getting the PDF, just contact me.

If you know this piece and have any suggestions for me, or spot any errors, please let me know. It looks a lot worse than it really is; I had a hard time figuring out if I should use a lot of sharps or a lot of flats, definitely avoiding mixing the two (in the same measure, at least) and after playing through it recently and looking at it a little more, more sharps than flats seemed the way to go.

You can hear Mehldau's recording of the piece via

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