Barney Miller Theme

Ahh, the memories! I certainly remember my Dad laughing at EVERYTHING Abe Vigoda said on the Barney Miller TV show. Which made it very difficult to take him seriously, years later as an adult, when I first saw him in The Godfather.

This is a short but sweet trumpet feature.

Resources:

Barney Miller Theme - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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The Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love

My friends and co-collaborators Kirine (Kitty) and Alf of www.spektralfarben-music.com are just about to tie the knot. TODAY, 17 November 2017! Right now, literally, 10:30am in Germany as this blog post is scheduled to be published (yeah, I prepared this one ahead of time).

To surprise Alf, Kitty arranged for a bunch of Bandhub members to records this song, for which this trumpet and tenor sax transcription was required.

Congratulations, Kitty & Alf!

Resources:

The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love - Trumpet Tenor Sax score and charts

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Greyboy Allstars – Fried Grease

Here’s a great opportunity to sink your funk flugelhorn chops into some Fried Grease!

There’s no trumpet or flugel on the original recording, but I did this anyway.

I’ve not scored for a solo break, but should you wish to play one we’re jamming on a C# minor 12-bar blues (for B♭ instruments).

Resources:

Greyboy Allstars - Fried Grease - Flugelhorn chart

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie

“Louisiana singer/songwriter Tony Joe White acquainted America with the Southern cuisine polk salad on this track from his first album, which became a hit single in the summer of 1969.”

And now you can enjoy polk salad too!

There are two versions of this chart, both sounding identical. The first is, I think, easier to read. The second, with its correct key and accidentals, is more enharmonically correct, but I think more difficult to read. Anyway, I’m letting you decide which you prefer…..

Resources:

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie - Trumpet Tenor Sax v0.1 Score and Charts. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie - Trumpet Tenor Sax v0.2 Score and Charts.

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle and Roll

We’re playing along with the sax here, without trying to stomp all over it. Heck, as trumpet players where not even supposed to be here!

The timing of the syncopated notes is key. This is the original R&B version of the song as performed by Joe Turner, which should not be confused with Bill Haley’s R&R cover.

Resources:

Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle and Roll - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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The Ides of March – Vehicle

Another from the early 70s when rock bands with hot horn sections enjoyed commercial success! Vehicle is the one-hit wonder for the Chicago-based band The Ides of March. It rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of May 23, 1970. It is purported to be the fastest selling single in Warner Bros. Records history.

Here we get to enjoy a great trumpet and tenor sax combo. A powerful sound, especially with the sax anchoring the low range so nicely.

Resources:

The Ides of March - Vehicle - Trumpet Tenor Sax

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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