Cliff Notes and Speed Transcribing for Last Minute Gigs


Silver Member
I could swear there was a thread about this recently, but I can't find it.

Anywho, I got called for a gig on Friday night. I'm subbing for a drummer where the whole band, (minus the front man, (guitar and vocals)), can't make it to Florida.

So I'm going to be playing eight rock tunes at medium tempo (90-140 or so), but most of the songs sound pretty similar and there are a good amount of sections and changes throughout them.

I'm trying to read everything I can on how to learn these and notate in the easiest way I can to have them at my side on Friday, but I'd love some input from here. Anything you guys can suggest?


Platinum Member
Sending you a PM. This sort of thing happens to me all the time! Be grateful it's 8 songs and not 40 (seriously!)...