Jain – Come (Extended Version)

I previously transcribed and recorded the single version of this lovely song. The extended version features some darker sounding brass lines and is a little less cheery than its shorter counterpart. The extended harmony vocals get a solid workout and sound very nice.

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AVICII – Hey Brother

I was asked to play this but never did. Nice lyrics, and although it’s not in a style that I like to play it sounds like a nice song. On the original recording, the “trumpet” part is sequenced or played on keys, octaves apart. This chart could be doubled on tenor sax to achieve similar results.

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The Strumbellas – Spirits

When I was asked to play this song I couldn’t hear a single trumpet note to transcribe from the backing track. Then someone pointed it out to me: one SINGLE trumpet note. Maybe two. But they were damn near impossible to hear.

It’s a cool song and I wanted to contribute, so without dominating or overpowering the vocalists, I wrote a few lines for it. And since the trumpet parts are limited to the song’s climactic end I chose not to count nearly 3 minutes of rest and started this transcription where we come in….

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Peter Gabriel – Sledge Hammer

This one started as a MIDI file. I extracted the trumpet and sax lines, and made it human-readable and adapted it for use. I used this source over transcribing by ear because:

  1. It was quick / I was lazy; and
  2. The MIDI version quoted lines from Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, which I thought was really cool and wanted to retain.

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Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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The Whitlams – Blow Up the Pokies (Violin)

No trumpets this time.

My amazingly talented friend, violinist Amanda Tse, transcribed violin parts originally played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when they accompanied The Whitlams on this song. It was very difficult to hear all of the string parts, so there is a degree of artistic license here but we’ll consider those lines to be first-class improvements.

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Freddie Hubbard – Cold Turkey

redclayI’m a very big fan of Freddie’s. Freddie recorded his cover of John Lennon’s song on the classic Red Clay album. He recorded that album on my 3rd birthday. Happy birthday to me!

This chart is a transcription of the heads with 55 bars of B minor reserved for your trumpet solo.

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Aerosmith – Same Old Song and Dance

I struggled to hear the trumpets on the backing track when I transcribed this. So it may be a little inaccurate. But on the bright side, this transcription may be better than the original!

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