Re: Sources for sheet music?
- From: "John Shaughnessy" <johngoogleplexNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 03:13:09 GMT
Look, you just want to get a full or conductor's score. Like these:
If you get performance parts, they will generally charge you up the ass in
You can also find a lot of stuff in your main library (which you could
copy), or visit your local sheet music store.
And since these are done by paid professionals and not squeaky-voiced teens,
they are much more accurate than tab or free sites. Many are reproduced or
reconstructed from the composers original scores.
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"Doug Kanter" <ancientangler@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"John Shaughnessy" <johngoogleplexNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in messagelater
There are transcriptions available - for example, the complete Birth of
Cool Scores, or of Mingus' larger works. Generally, The larger the
the greater the likelihood that the bass parts will be written out. And
older styles (i.e. Ellington) will be more through-composed than the
If you want something to start with though, I'd suggest getting a high
school big band folio. The bass lines are all written out, and they are
Forget the free download sites and search Amazon.
Not looking for this for free, by the way. Even the best stuff at
was never very accurate, according to my son who reads music. I *do* wantto
avoid the other extreme, like single songs I see at www.sheetmusicplus.com
for $60.00 per song. That's SIX-TEE. :-) One song.
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