Saturday, 20 April 2019

Bernie's Tune - Michael Rabinowitz' Solo Transcription

Another "Bernie's Tune" solo transcription, this time from a not very well known recording, from a not very usual instrument in jazz.
I think the first time I've heard "Bernie's Tune" it was on bassoon, on Michael Rabinowitz' 1998 album "Rabinowitz in Utopia". Unfortunately I can't find very much information about that album.
Here's a transcription of the bassoon solo, transposed to B♭ and made to fit the trumpet ambitus.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:

  
Again, we'll use a backing track from learnjazzstandards.com, a great resource for whoever wants to learn jazz. There you can find a lead sheet with chord progression in concert C, B♭ or E♭.




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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Friday, 19 April 2019

Bernie's Tune - Chet Baker's solo transcription

As a young trumpet player, I was always intrigued and attracted to jazz. "Bernie's Tune" is one of the standards that I used to play with one of my early bands. That time, somebody told me that I should transcribe some solos, to learn how to improvise.
After more than 20 years, I found the notebook with my old transcriptions. I checked it again, corrected some places, wrote it nice and pretty in Musescore and here it is.
You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:

   

On this instance we'll use a backing track from learnjazzstandards.com, a great resource for whoever wants to learn jazz. There you can find a lead sheet with chord progression in concert C, B♭ or E♭.


A bit more information about "Bernie's Tune" can be found here:
http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-3/berniestune.htm

The original version, with Chet Bake's solo can be heard here:



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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Friday, 22 February 2019

Allan Street - Rondino

A list with "Rondino" by Allan Street, performed on trumpet and piano accompaniment, as well as several piano only backing tracks at different tempo (70, 90, 100 and 130 bpm).
Music sheet can be found here:
http://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Street-Allan-Rondino-for-Trumpet-Piano/623792
or here:
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/rondino-sheet-music/4140459

The piano part contains an extra intro of 2 bars, just enough to press the "play" button and take your horn and practice :)


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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Baby Shark - Easy Trumpet Version

If you have kids and they can access the internet, you probably got already an overdose of "baby shark, doo doo doo doooo". If not, here's your chance 😆
The original is this:


I took the chance to teach another technique using this tune. Before you try this one, try to play a G1, then, same note and press pistons 1 + 3. Now, instead of articulating the notes, just play a long G1 and switch between no pistons and 1 + 3.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:
   

Here is how it should sound:
And here is the backing track:

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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Friday, 30 March 2018

"Largo" From the Cello Sonata by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet

That's quite an old one. I remember playing it in the 8th or 9th grade.
"Largo" from the cello Sonata by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (not to be confused with Jean-Baptiste Loeillet who is his cousin... confusing, isn't it?), transposed for trumpet.

Just for the record: I couldn't find the trumpet version, so I found the cello version and transposed it. The legato is probably fitting better the cello, not the trumpet. While playing it I played it differently than how is written. I also took the liberty to add some ornaments and take away others. Somehow felt better to me that way. I suggest you do the same, play it the way it fits you the best.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:



Here's an example of me playing it. As mentioned before, I took liberties. Why not 😉

And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.


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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Monday, 26 March 2018

Havana - Easy and Medium Easy Duo

"Havana" by Camila Cabello is quite a popular track these days, so, some of my pupils asked me to write a trumpet version of it. After I asked them to show it to me... they showed me the version with auto-tuned Donald Trump. That's their favorite 😂
Anyway, back to what we have here:
There are two parts, one really easy (part two) and one a little bit more complicated (part one). This can be played by two pupils of different levels or teacher and pupil.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

    

Here's an example with me playing trumpet:
And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.


Here's the original:


and here's the Donald Trump auto-tune version that got my pupils to ask me to transpose it to trumpet:


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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Lisa gikk til skolen - Easy Trumpet Version

"Lisa gikk til skolen" it's a popular Norwegian children song. Every kid probably know it, so, I was thinking to give to my pupils something familiar. I was also trying to make it cool, because it's a bit silly, so I combined it with something else that might sound familiar 😉

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

    


Here's an example with me playing trumpet and trombone:
And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.
Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai