R.B. Greaves – Take a Letter Maria

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R.B. Greaves - Take a Letter Maria - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign

Blues guitarist and singer Albert King recorded Born Under a Bad Sign in 1967. It proved to be his best-known song and has been covered by many artists, from Cream to Homer Simpson.

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Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign - Trumpet Tenor Sax chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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Save Ferris – Come on Eileen

Save Ferris water tank. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

I can’t get enough of this great cover by Save Ferris; a ska version of the hit song Come on Eileen, made famous by Dexys Midnight Runners. A joy to transcribe and play!

Resources:

Save Ferris - Come on Eileen - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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Save Ferris – Goodbye

I’m so glad my friend and wonderful vocalist Jasmine introduced me to ska band Save Ferris. I love this stuff! Playable and transcribable 🙂

I really enjoyed playing this one. Kept me on my toes.

Resources:

Save Ferris - Goodbye - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Monty Python’s Life of Brian – Brian Song

I was reminded of this opening sequence from Monty Python’s Life of Brian. With its James Bond / Shirley Bassey / Gold Finger style theme, grand trumpets and soaring strings, I simply had to transcribe and play it!

Officially known as “Brian Song”, this needed very sassy, sexy vocals to truly do it justice. And I knew just the lady for that! I couldn’t be prouder of the way this recording turned out, and it was a lot of fun.

Included are a score and charts for 3 x trumpets, flugelhorn, trombone, 3 x violins, and chords.

Special thanks to my very talented friend Ynping Mak, for creating the 3rd violin part to help build a larger “wall of sound” from her string section.

Resources:

Monty Python - Brian Song v1.0 Trumpets Trombone Violin charts. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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The Beatles – Lady Madonna

This classic Beatles song wasn’t written to include a trumpet. Not that that’s ever stopped any trumpet players before! But the Beatles did sing “fake trumpet” lines as backing vocals. So here we get to play those on real trumpets, as well as muscle in on the sax lines.

And as luck would have it, I was asked to play this song twice within about 12 hours!

Resources:

The Beatles - Lady Madonna - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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Walter Murphy – A Fifth of Beethoven

Tonight, New Year’s Eve, my amazing and talented friend Amanda Tse will play the violin as guest Concertmaster with The Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore. The New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert is at Singapore’s School of Arts, and the feature piece of the evening is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. A very well-deserved honor, and I’m so happy for her!

Meanwhile, by myself and in the privacy of my home, I recorded trumpet and flugelhorn parts for my transcription of A Fifth of Beethoven, from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Also in C minor, I might add.

Virtually the same achievements, don’t you think? 😉

Resources:

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven - Trumpet Flugelhorn chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com
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