I’m up to date (for now)!

A ream of transcriptions. The pile of trumpet charts I've transcribed, to date.

This post serves no useful purpose, other than to mark that I’m currently up to date publishing my transcriptions, which I think is in the order of 140 or so. I had a backlog, but now it has gone!

I often search for and download trumpet charts that I need to play, only transcribing out of necessity when my searches come up empty. I started this blog simply to share work that I’ve done, for free, and perhaps “pay back” a little for all of the content I’ve benefited from over the years. When the time arises and some trumpet player seeks the same material I was once after, here it is! I don’t do this for any other reason.

When so often we take, I enjoy a great sense of giving through this simple blog. My stats tell me that I receive around 10 unique site visits from across the globe each day, which surprises me given the narrow and specialized scope of this offering. I initially thought 10 per month would have been a good result. From memory, one day the volume of unique visitors peaked at over 20. And some ad-hoc searches show that Google indexes my blog posts very regularly and returns my transcribed charts in search results, often at or near the top of the page. I’m very happy with all of that.

I’ve got several transcriptions in-flight at the moment, including some that I’m waiting for the recording to finish before I publish them. And I’ve got a little housekeeping to do on some of the older posts, retrofitting thumbnail images of the charts (which I started doing a few months ago to improve my search results).

So, with this moment of reflection having passed, stay tuned! 🙂

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Keith – 98.6

I’d always thought this was a jingle for a radio station. But it was a legitimate song and pop hit, back in the day.

The original recording features trombones that I had to replicate on flugelhorn. But here, for you, are transcriptions for both.

Resources:

Keith - 98.6 trombone chart Keith - 98.6 flugelhorn chart

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Stretch – Why Did You Do It?

Tom Bornemann tells a great story about this song on his blog Four Strings Basslessons, which I found while looking for a trumpet chart for this song. Well worth checking-out!

Of course, I never found a trumpet chart, so here are the fruits of my labor for you to enjoy. My chart is for both trumpet and tenor sax.

Resources:

Stretch - Why Did You Do It - Trumpet and Tenor Sax charts. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Gotta Be Me

How funny is this? In this video, Sammy halts the song to move along a stinky cigar smoker because “I’m about to sing”. He then picks up a lit cigarette and proceeds to sing while holding it mere inches from his face…..

Resources:

Sammy Davis Jr. - I've Gotta be Me - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Gerry Niewood – Homage

I absolutely adore this jazz tune, composed and originally recorded by the great Gerry Niewood as an homage to John Coltrane. Later, Adam Niewood recorded his own version as an homage to his father, Gerry.

I have commenced a recording of this, but regret that I’ve not yet been able to complete it without the services of an appropriate jazz pianist. Hopefully, those fortunes will change soon, but in the meantime here is the complete score and charts that I transcribed for solo tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, and bass.

Resource:

Gerry Niewood - Homage - Score and Parts

What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.