West Side Story Medley

Here is an arrangement/transcription I did a while back. I won’t take ALL the credit for this, as there is a version floating around the internet that this is based on. But that arrangement had problems, and I fixed it. This is based on the version that is on the “Best Of Buddy Rich” album. Buddy Rich never really played any of his songs the same every time, and some versions of this are faster or have some variations. I like the one on the Best of album the most, so I tried to pretty much fix up the version I found to match that. One of my favorite Buddy Rich big band songs.

  West Side Story Medley (2.0 MiB, 137 hits)
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UPDATEThere was a slight error in the piece. The beginning at A should have been 12 bars and the double bar was in the wrong place. A minor issue, but I deleted the old one and made a new version that should completely match up with the Buddy Rich album version (the only thing that was off was the beginning thing)

UPDATEUgh, so I fixed that, but then the double time moved. The double time has been moved a bar later than it was. Simple fix to a simple problem.

Sheet Of The Week – A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

I believe this was from Twilight?

  A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for Eb Instruments (86.6 KiB, 111 hits)
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  A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for Bb Instruments (86.0 KiB, 82 hits)
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Sheet Of The Week (Bonus) – Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Maroon 5)

Yup, another Maroon 5 song.

  Never Gonna Leave This Bed by Maroon 5 for Eb Instruments (66.0 KiB, 69 hits)
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  Never Gonna Leave This Bed by Maroon 5 for Bb Instruments (66.3 KiB, 42 hits)
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2013 NAMM Oddities

Barry Wood has updated his NAMM Oddities page from this year’s NAMM show. NAMM is a trade show that happens around the beginning of the year for music related items.

Some saxophone related items are here:

Instrument Care Apparel. I guess this appeals to people? I think its a waste of money but whatever…

It’s BAAAACK. Yes, the Vibrato Plastic Saxophone had a NAMM display this year. Though I had a post of it way back in May of 2011, two years later they are finally at NAMM. Whoohoo. So another two or so years until there is an actual shipping product?

Not to be out done in the Polycarbonate playhouse, NUVO has a line of plastic flutes and clarinets. Joy to the world.

Sheet Of The Week – Titanium (David Guetta)

Sorry, been busy and haven’t posted anything in a while. Here is one you all probably have heard.

  Titanium by David Guetta for Eb Instruments (66.1 KiB, 209 hits)
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  Titanium by David Guetta for Bb Instruments (69.0 KiB, 88 hits)
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