When booking live musicians, you may come across add-on fees. Here are 3 of the most common ones explained.
Onwards to our next genre, this time, pop music. Most of us will be familiar with pop but it can still feel overwhelming with all of its subgenres and the drastic change in style each decade. In this week's look at pop music, we'll listen to mainstream pop from each decade before looking at its… Continue reading What is pop music? (a broad look)
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
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?
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/
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
So this week's arrangement is Christina Perri's A Thousand Years Part 2. Part 2 is a beautiful duet version of the original with male and female vocals. To replicate this, I've used a piano trio, with the strings carrying the vocal lines. A Thousand Years is currently a popular choice for weddings, thanks to Twilight: Breaking Dawn.… Continue reading Arrangement of the week: A Thousand Years Part 2