Free Sheet Music.
With the exception of the Trumpet Fingering Chart, these are my reharmonizations of standard tunes. Just click on any of the PDF icons to open the file and then, if you would like, print it out. You can also click on the link contained in the accompanying text, to go to the blog post with more information about the music.
This has been one of the most popular downloads on the blog, and for good reason...it organizes the notes by overtone series, and shows all of the alternate finerings too.
The blog post discusses concepts like the Hip Factor and strong bass lines
The great Sonny Rollins Classic, but in 3/4 time, and with a new chord progression
Play as a ballad, to allow time to savor all of the chords
Arranged for solo trumpet (easily adaptable toother instruments) and jazz piano. Great for teaching a student to hear a simple melody in a more sophisticated harmonic context,
Another story of where the guy does not get the girl...so shouldn't it be in a minor key?
Another side of Dizzy Gillespie's music many people are not aware of. The original had strong descending bass lines, my version has a longer ascending one.
Besides being reharmonized, this is also an arrangement, with it's own introduction-interlude, and ending. You can use the arrangement's quartal chromaticism for a jumping off point for more of your own, and expand some of the phrase lengths in certain places.
Bob Gillis is a teacher giving Trumpet lessons, Jazz Piano lessons, Jazz Improvisation lessons, Composing-Arranging lessons in Denver, Littleton, Lakewood, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Cherry Creek, Bow Mar, Sheridan, and Castle Rock Colorado.