It's been a busy month or so; I'm working on backing tracks for Huckleberry Hornpipe, but have plenty left to do before they're ready. For the guitaristically inclined among you, here's something that caught me by surprise:
Alois Kleewein, a custom transcription writer who I know of from the Flatpick-L mailing list, contacted me a while ago. Someone (I don't know who) asked him to transcribe the arrangement of Big Sciota that I had put on Youtube (video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWiZ5sjGU0Y), and he was checking with me to make sure I was okay with it. I was certainly okay with it, and flattered that someone was willing to pay to learn my arrangement.
Later, Alois sent me a copy of the completed transcription, as I had offered to check it for accuracy. It was amazingly accurate. I found only 2 incorrect notes out of the entire 2:40 song, and the notes that he missed would have sounded just as good anyway. I asked his permission to post it on this blog, and he contacted his customer to see if that was okay, and it was.
So, here it is: Big Sciota
If you have a song you can't find tab for anywhere, you should hire Alois. He is extremely good! Here is his website: http://customtabs.no-ip.org/
Thanks a zillion, Alois, and mysterious customer.