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Arranging vs Transcribing

I think of arrangements and transcriptions as puzzles, my own form of sudoku or crosswords. They can be frustrating and it can take hours to figure out one section, but for me, it's fun! Here's why: Arranging and transcription, you'll hear both of these terms, but what is the difference? Surely they're the same thing,… Continue reading Arranging vs Transcribing

Arrangement of the week

Arrangement of the week: One Day More

After a brief break from arranging, this week we're back with 'One Day More' from Les Miserables.  I originally arranged with for a project with an unconventional mix of instruments so I thought I'd rearrange a piano quartet version. This one isn't on Sheet Music Plus, so here's the video!

Arrangement of the week

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

Arrangement of the week

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

Arrangement of the week

Arrangement of the week: Bohemian Rhapsody

Happy Sunday everyone! This week's arrangement is a piano quartet version of Bohemian Rhapsody. I've done many arrangements of this over the years from duets to a piano quartet using saxophone instead of a viola. This one is for more conventional instrumentation. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/472174342178728090/  

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Arrangement of the week: Chandelier

This week's arrangement is a string quartet version of Chandelier. I've arranged it in A minor to avoid sharps or flats to make this suitable for younger or less advanced players. However, there are a few double stops for those in the group who are more advanced with the idea that they could also just… Continue reading Arrangement of the week: Chandelier