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    Big Band Study Scores?

    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I can find big band arrangements to analyze? For orchestral music there are so many options but I haven't found anything for BB without having to buy an arrangement with parts.

    Thanks,
    David

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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    Quote Originally Posted by lesterbeat View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I can find big band arrangements to analyze? For orchestral music there are so many options but I haven't found anything for BB without having to buy an arrangement with parts.

    Thanks,
    David
    I am fortunate to live 45 mins. from a major school of music, and that helps. Perhaps you live near a college with a music school.

    Another successful strategy I have used is interlibrary loan. THink of a piece you want to study, go to your local library, and fill out an ILL form.
    Jim
    Jim Williams
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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    Check out this product:

    Original Big Band Sounds

    It has lots of big band transcriptions that are nearly exact to the original recordings you'd hear on a record (well, CD or MP3 nowadays).

    I have it and use it all the time to refer to if I want to get that authentic Big Band sound.

    - Brian

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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    You can also check Marinamusic.com- they have ome of the largest selections of published big band music out there, and most of the publishers do sell scores seperately.

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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    Quote Originally Posted by lesterbeat View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I can find big band arrangements to analyze? For orchestral music there are so many options but I haven't found anything for BB without having to buy an arrangement with parts.

    Thanks,
    David
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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for stuff that can help me. Thank you for your help.
    JCB

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    Re: Big Band Study Scores?

    Many vendors sell scores independently of the parts.

    Check out, for example, bandmusicdirect.com . I have ordered several scores there at $5 or so apiece. Just go to the jazz band section.

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