Steve Smith Melodic Solo – Tribute To Max RoachSteve Ley
Steve smith plays a masterful solo based on one of Max Roach’s famous drum set pieces. After listening, enjoy our free sheet music transcription of this solo.
The melody is comprised of a 4 measure phrase that is repeated throughout the A sections and an alternate 8 measure Bridge section (AABA form). The thematic lick is replayed at different starting points in the bar which creates the illusion of the time being pushed and pulled. Steve ‘chicks’ the hi-hat on beats 2 and 4 throughout most of the solo to maintain the forward momentum and as a reference.
Access the transcript of the melody via the link below: