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What is Folk Music? (a broad look)

Last week we explored Classical Music in a very broad sense. This week, it's folk music's turn. Folk is traditional music, usually learned by ear which is music to dance to. Each area has its own 'dialect'. This means that a tune played in the Cotswolds will be played differently in the Shetlands. Folk music… Continue reading What is Folk Music? (a broad look)

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Arrangement of the week: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

This week's arrangement is 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', made famous by The Andrews Sisters. This is another jazz band arrangement, showcasing each instrument, including a bass solo! Check out the video below and the music is available now on Sheet Music Plus, follow the link below.   https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/472174342179007726

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What is Classical Music? (a broad look)

So to kick off our journey into the different genres, let's talk about them in a broad sense first, starting with Classical. Classical music often refers to the instrumentation used to perform the music. When we think about it in this way, choirs, string ensembles, wind chamber ensembles, pianos, orchestras, brass and percussion come to… Continue reading What is Classical Music? (a broad look)

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Arrangement of the week: Call Me Maybe

It's that time again! This we have a big band/jazz band with vocalist arrangement of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe'. I love the funky feel to it and could hear some brass stabs in the choruses so had to push my boundaries a bit and arrangement for a completely new ensemble set up to… Continue reading Arrangement of the week: Call Me Maybe

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Do I need to provide my musicians with anything on the day?

So you've booked your musicians and the day is all set. You've paid and you've told them what music you need from them. It's all done now, right? Maybe. You may need to provide some things for your musicians however. If you're event is outside, many musicians will require some sort of cover to protect… Continue reading Do I need to provide my musicians with anything on the day?