I was trying to find the old Solo Flight site tonight, and it looks like it has gone away. I was able to find it with the Internet Archive Wayback Machine…the link below should work.
Unfortunately, it does not look like the Wayback Machine archive has the actual transcriptions, though. I will keep looking.
provide your email and I will send you the site that I found in pdf form. It’s the best that you’re gonna find from that old CC site.
Craner, I’ve been searching for that site for a few weeks now. Most stuff is there on the link Jason gave but they didn’t put the transcriptions up. My email; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have the notation for these but I’m so slow at reading that it’s almost like transcribing for me. Thanks, Mike
I really recommend transcribing them if you can. I only used to site to check some of my own transcriptions and then found the fingering to be not very logical and not from barney kessel account how c.c would of picked it anyway. He played very “linear” as in up and down on the neck which from the few tunes I looked at briefly on the site is not how they were tabbed. Transcribing his solos is some of the most fun I’ve had with my guitar because he played almost exclusively out of about 4 shapes it doesn’t take long to instantly hear the shape he is playing in and then it becomes easy to work out but really fun still because of the way he got so much mileage out of really very little. His ideas are always so logical and make perfect sense. I use the programe transcribe if I need to slow things down to hear them and I reccomend that too it’s great and cost me about $30 from memory. Anyway having the said all that the site was still a great resource for all sorts of information and its a shame it’s gone. The other cool one tommy hipped me too is jazzstandards.com it has a bunch of standards on there and has a description for them which is killer as personally I have a lot more trouble working out the movement as apposed to what lead intruments are playing. Well as usual I’ve crapped on too long.. Happy trails!
Hi Craner, my email address is email@example.com. Thanks in advance for the PDF.
I am with Dan, some of those fingerings are freaking bizarro. I am pretty stubborn about trying to transcribe that stuff on my own, but those transcriptions are a good reality check.
Learning Charlie Christian. Every tool helps. The compilation of info here is invaluable.
Sorry guys. I didn’t see your posts with your email , but mike found the link that I was going to forward anyway. Some transcriptions are lost, but that is most of the original site.
That website is invaluable. I learned so many things with Craner. Like I said before the Harmonic study is fun, but the way he phrases is the real challenge. I have been back to doing some Bill Jennings stuff lately. I was looking at a Good Un’ cool tune bridge is similar to Stuffy. Definitely some signature ideas that he uses over a bridge.
I had to share this on here just in case somebody hasn’t seen it… I come back and watch it all the time and it just completely memorizes me every time even with part of it missing in the middle. There are heaps of videos of Sean on youtube and they are all great but this is one of a few of them where its easy to tell he was having a really good night some of the antwerp vids really smoke too but anyway this is some damn fire. If your anything like me you’ll turn your nose up to modern players I even did to Sean the first time I heard him as I got the record with the soul tunes etc.. which I grew to love anyway. He sure didn’t sound like no one else I ever heard.
I have been a Costello fan for many, many years. At least probably 10 years. I saw him at a festival one time, and was bale to see him a few more times. You definitely had to see him live to experience just how good he was. Also seeing him at a festival where you see all of these big name legends after him, then you are just disappointed in them after that. Just something about his playing that just never gets captured on tape. His playing was definitely a visceral experience. Watching him live you could tell he was one of the few who’s playing went beyond just being good, and that he just had that something else. SRV was the same way. So many people in the blues purest world right him off, and jump on the hate band wagon, but those people never saw him. Seeing the two of them live, despite your personal taste in music, they just blow your mind. I’ve seen them all. BB. King, Buddy Guy, Duke Robillard, Junior, Brian Setzer, Chet Atkins, Brad Paisley, the list goes on. Sean had that something extra that a lot of those guys just don’t have. Hard to explain. I know these next guys are not the type of players that we talk about on here, or maybe play the type of music, but 3 everyone should see live because of just that something special (that just doesn’t seem to get captured on tape) and just the pure command they have over music and it’s dynamics are Tommy Emmanuel, Jack Pearson, and Ronnie Earl.
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