A Simple Approach To Arranging Horns for your Jazz, R&b, or Rock & Roll Band
I felt your pain back in 1977. I loved horns and wanted them in my band. Every time I heard a band with horns I thought, what are they doing? This methodology of learning horn arranging can be learned quickly, and immediately applied to your current project. My goal as a musician has alway been to be self contained. The more I could do for myself, the less I would have to rely on others. This course will help you to feel more confident in any musical setting.
I just want to say how fabulous you are. You explain everything clearly & precisely, no mumbo jumbo jargon straight out of a text book stuff. I have especially found your videos on writing for horns amazing. I must add that the humor you inject into your videos is priceless, especially your intros. Have we had kazoo & tenor banjo players yet? Keep up the fab work Fred. Bravo!
I'm also very grateful for those amazing videos you've uploaded about horn arrangements. It's an invaluable resource for musicians like me who are living in a country where there are no places that teach or people to learn music arranging from. Very happy to have found your website. Thank You. LC, India
Thank you so much for doing your horns blog. I'm a sax/flute player and have been a member of a onsite music collaboration website call Kompoz.com. I've been trying to learn how to write some horn arrangements for funk songs on Kompoz, but as a horn player and only basic music theory have struggled. The other day I was searching for horn writing tips and I found your website. Your blogs have been amazingly helpful. Thank you for taking the time and please don't stop.
Thanks for sharing, Mr Stickley...I feel my arranging chops are getting better and better..(I think i'm writing music with more confidence) By the way, i'm interested in your arranging workshop... please post the fees and dates...greetings from Mexicali (Mexico)
84 pages packed with good stuff to get you on your way. Included is, Video Scores Vol#1. We'll study the horn arrangements of various popular groups and how the techniques we covered in the ebook apply to these arrangements. The videos will help you with ideas for your own writing and will reinforce the way horns are used for their strengths.