Herb Alpert – The Lonely Bull

This was the last of several transcriptions I did of music from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. And I think the last of Herb’s songs that I am familiar with.

This one is written for two trumpets, harmonizing in the famous Tijuana Brass “Ameriachi” style.

Resources:

Herb Alpert - The Lonely Bull - Trumpets

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Earth, Wind & Fire – September

Man, those EW&F guys can really play!

I already had charts for 1st and 2nd trumpet. This is a very demanding song so I transcribed additional parts for 3rd and 4th trumpet to share the load a little more evenly.

Resources:

Earth Wind & Fire - September - Trumpets 3&4

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Jay & The Americans – Come a Little Bit Closer

I didn’t know this 1960s band before being asked to play this (and a couple of others from their playlist). To save on some of the grunt-work this one started as a MIDI file. It was a bit of a mess but I extracted the trumpet lines, made it human-readable and adapted it for use. I left the MIDI “sax solo” as written because it was kind of useful as the basis for my solo.

Resources:

Jay & The Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Jain – Come

Jain is a French singer/songwriter. This is a nice song and was apparently successful in France and Poland in 2015.

I’ve attempted to “fake” a loud French horn tone here, by playing flugelhorn and Harmon-muted trumpet in unison. I’m sure it won’t fool anybody, but sometimes you’ve gotta work with what you’ve got…

Be sure to also check out the extended version of this song 🙂

Resources:

Jain - Come - Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Herb Alpert – Spanish Flea

This transcription is limited to 2nd trumpet. I already had a 1st trumpet chart, so I didn’t need to transcribe it.

Resources:

Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea - 2nd Trumpet

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Herb Alpert – Tijuana Taxi

herbalpert02The Herb Alpert stuff is a lot of fun to play. In moderation, of course. 😉

This chart includes 1st and 2nd trumpet parts, harmonizing in those unique “Ameriachi” thirds.

Resources:

Herb Alpert - Tijuana Taxi - Trumpets

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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