Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Bit Of Help With "Donna Lee" - part 2

I hope you got the theme, chord changes and backings from the previous post here:
http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/2015/07/a-bit-of-help-with-donna-lee-part-1.html

Now, I've made a simple solo, medium level, on the "Donna Lee" chord changes. I played it on flugelhorn over a backing track made with "Band in a Box". Here's how it sounds:



I wrote it in Bb for trumpet/ flugelhorn/ cornet:
(click image to download Bb instrument sheet as PDF)
You may download the backing track and play the solo on it from here:




By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:
You may use the provided backing tracks for:

  • practice;
  • recording/filming yourself soloing on top of it, and posting on YouTube or similar free services;
  • use in a live performance/show. 

You may not:

  • use it for commercial purposes (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 


Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, used here is for informative and educational purposes. Cheers and happy learning.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

A Bit Of Help With "Donna Lee" - part 1

There are some jazz standards that scare many beginners or even medium level improvisers (me included). One of  them is "Donna Lee" (attributed to Charlie Parker, now appears as composed by Miles Davis) and based on the chord changes of the song "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" composed by Ballard MacDonald and James F. Hanley in 1917.

Roughly, the form can be seen as A-B-Av-C.
Some useful info about it you can find here:
http://www.playjazznow.com/?s=donna+lee
http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/donnalee.htm

Start playing the theme over a slower backing track:

(click image to download Bb instrument sheet as PDF) 
(click image to download C instrument sheet as PDF) 



then try these also:
for a more modern feel, try this one:
and a French gypsy Manouche style:
There are many good backings around on YouTube, but not only. Here are two lessons; chord progression for C, Bb and Eb instruments + backing
http://www.learnjazzstandards.com/jazz-originals/donna-lee/
and a "stress free" leson by Steve Neff
http://www.neffmusic.com/blog/product/stress-free-donna-lee-lesson/

Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, used here is for informative and educational purposes.
Cheers and happy learning.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Games featuring my music



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Early Christmas - Wind Chimes

From same session as the Sleigh Bells Loops and Tambourine Loops, here are some wind-chimes. All files stereo wav, 32 bit float, 44.1 KHz, 80 BPM.
Dropped them in FL Studio to put automatically the loop markers.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cuh2dc3pc8bff22/Windchimes.zip
(image of a similar instrument)

By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:

  •  You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 
  •  You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  •  I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material. 

Enjoy the freebie.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Early Christmas - Tambourine Loops

From same session as the Sleigh Bells Loops, here are some tambourines.
All files stereo wav, 32 bit float, 44.1 KHz, 80 BPM.
Dropped them in FL Studio to put automatically the loop markers. The stereo one is actually two different takes of the same rhythm panned extremely right and left.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wiulo2ddi4q3svi/Tambourine_Loops.zip

(image of a similar instrument)


By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:

  • You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc) 
  • You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  • I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.
Enjoy the freebie.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Early Christmas - Sleigh Bells Loops

I was recording some Christmas track with the brass band I am conducting and while recording some of the percussion I was thinking "why not making some loops out of those?". So here they are, loops at 80 BPM.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6vsfcmrs2219n8z/Sleigh_Bells_Loops.zip 

I dropped them in FL Studio to put automatically the loop markers. All files stereo wav, 32 bit float, 44.1 KHz. The ones labeled "mono" are out of mono files (recorded with one mic) and the "stereo" are same mono recordings with a Eventide Micro Pitch applied.
(image of a similar instrument)

By downloading the provided files you accept the following terms:

  • You may not use it for commercial sample libraries (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc)
  • You may use the sample content as an integral part of your musical composition, in combination with other sounds, for both personal and commercial purpose. 
  •  I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material. 

Enjoy the freebie.

Thursday, 16 October 2014