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…

Resources:

The Strumbellas - Spirits - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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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.

Resources:

Peter Gabriel - Sledge Hammer - Trumpet Peter Gabriel - Sledge Hammer - Tenor

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.

Resources:

The Whitlams - Blow Up the Pokies - Violins

Transcribed by Amanda Tse and free for you to use.

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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.

Resources:

Freddie Hubbard - Cold Turkey - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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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!

Resources:

Aerosmith - Same Old Song and Dance - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Bill McGee – Grazing in the Grass

Bill McGee covered Hugh Masekela’s piece as a “smooth” flugelhorn solo. And then I covered Bill’s work…

Resources:

Bill McGee - Grazing in the Grass - Flugelhorn Bill McGee - Grazing in the Grass - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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