Trevor White has generously shared his transcription of Emily’s “This Is My Eb”, variations on E flat minor scales that she played over A7 chords. This exercise is taken from her instructional video, Advanced Jazz and Latin Improvisation, and highlights her technique for playing minor scales instead of modes when dominant or minor chords are used. He is sure other students of jazz guitar will enjoy having the information at their fingertips when improvising over dominant 7ths. We appreciate Trevor for his diligent work and for sharing with her fans. Click the graphic or the PDF icon to download.
It is always a rejuvenation to receive confirmations from around the world of Emily’s lasting memory and influence, whether it be a shared story, a newly found archive, a tribute performance, or in this case a transcription of her music.
From many countries I have received personal testaments of love for Emily’s compositions and arrangements and have the privilege of providing a platform for fans to share their work. Here from Japan, Ueda Jiro, a new student of jazz guitar, found Emily among his father’s jazz collection and learned his first Emily chords from him. Ueda was already an avid player of japanese folk and pop music, but it was Emily that made him appreciate jazz guitar for the first time.
Emily’s “In A Sentimental Mood” was particularly special.
I think this tune is her best performance. It contains her sense for beauty and melancholy, that’s how I came to love her music.
~ Ueda Jiro
As for his future plans, Ueda intends to further his studies in jazz methods and playing and will eternally be a fan of Emily Remler.
1. Robert Denman shared a link for an all ladies jazz band from Brazil and the striking similarities between Emily and the lead guitarist, Gabriela Gonzalez are interesting. View the video here of the band playing Paul Desmond's, Take Five.
2. Roberto Marquez transcribed the chords to Emily's East To Wes for those interested in a lead sheet for her composition to Wes Montgomery. Find other transcriptions from Emily fans on the Guest Transcriptions or Downloads pages.
3. Clive Blackman shared a wonderful transcription of Emily's tribute to mentor Herb Ellis, Blues For Herb. You can find all his submissions on the Guest Transcriptions or Downloads pages.