Proto Cosmos – Lead Sheet

Today began behind the kit in one of the booths, working away at some ideas. I’ve narrowed down some songs that I may possibly play in the first recital. I played through the track ‘Proto Cosmos’ a couple of times before deciding that it may be worth while doing, and I decided to go with it for a number of reasons. The track (more specifically the version I looked at) combines elements of technical flair, whilst allowing the space for some good flowing groove. The song itself is pretty much just a head, followed by solos from guitar/keys/bass etc, but there is a lot that can be done with it. So anyway, I sat down and transcribed the version below. I’d seen another transcription online, but I’m not sure if it was all correct, so I just sat in front of Youtube / Sibelius with a guitar and keyboard. I’ve no doubt some chords and notes will be changed along the way, but this gives you the general idea of song.

Here they are, track and lead sheet (click to enlarge):

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3 thoughts on “Proto Cosmos – Lead Sheet

  1. Only correction needed is based on the Allan Holdsworth and Lenny White recordings of this. The ending should be Emaj7/F# with F# on top, G#-11 with C# on top, E-11 with A on top, D-11 with E on top, then the final chord. Cheers!

  2. Well done lead sheet. Easy to follow and seems pretty spot on for notes. I have always dug this tune and a fusion band I play with in KC has started adding tunes like this and othe Allan Holdsworth material to the list. I am finishing a chart on “Lanyard Loop” which I’ll share when finished, (when I get back to it)!

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