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Big Band: – 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: – 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra, Big Band with Strings, Big Band plus Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos: - Benny Goodman Solos

Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra

.... To view the lists of band charts, click on the tabs above.      

 

 

BIG BAND TRANSCRIPTIONS AND BIG BAND ARRANGEMENTS

transcribed/arranged by Mike Henebry

Listed on this site (click on the links above or below) for sale are approximately 450 of my big band charts, big band arrangements, big band transcriptions, 1920s orchestra charts, 1920s orchestra transcriptions, concert band arrangements, Dixieland charts, and other big band music and band music scores. They are either transcriptions (also called “record copies” or “takedowns”) or arrangements (also called "originals" or "specials"). The transcriptions are generally note-for-note copies of the arrangements that the original big band recorded. I also have a book of 26 Benny Goodman solos (transcribed from his recordings)... click the "Benny Goodman Solos" link (above or below). The arrangements are my own arrangements.

 

PDF CHARTS

THE CHARTS WILL BE SENT TO YOU AS PDF FILES (PDF CHARTS) WITHIN HOURS!!

(usually less than 24 hours)...please ignore the mention of "shipping" on the Paypal cart.

 

A "chart" is an arrangement, a full orchestration; it includes all of the parts for all of the instruments.

 

Click on the links at the top of the page, or below, to find band charts, sheet music, music scores, and orchestra arrangements in the style you are interested in. These are all "pdf charts." In other words, they have been scanned and will be sent to you as pdf files.

The prices (per chart) are:

Big Band: – $15                     1920s Orchestra:  – $10             Symphony Orchestra:  – $20

Dixieland Band: – $8              Concert Band:    –  $35             Benny Goodman Solos (book):  – $15              Combo – $8

 

CUSTOM TRANSCRIPTIONS

- If you have a particular recording that you'd like to have transcribed, please ask. If it is something I can use for one of my own bands, or it might sell well, I will usually do it very cheaply. I will transcribe almost any recording. The fee would usually be in the $150-$350 range (depending on many factors). To inquire, please email a sound file (mp3) of the recording you want transcribed to:bigbandmusicguy@aol.com. Then I'll get right back to you with a price. I use Finale notation software these days. So, you will get a commercial-looking chart with all the band parts and the music score.

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENTS

- I will do a Big Band, Dixieland, 1920s Orchestra, concert band, or symphony orchestra arrangement of any song (even one you have written) for $100-$300 (depending upon whether I can use the song with my own bands, if it would sell on this site, and my availability, etc.). I can also produce professional-looking sheet music of a song you have written. Please inquire: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com

 

FILM SCORING, MUSIC FOR VIDEOS, PRESENTATIONS and GAMES

- I am also a composer. I have the tools... a Digital Audio Workstation (Cubase), Finale, etc. and the experience and ability to write music for film, TV and video games. My prices are excellent and negotiable. Audio samples of my work are available on the "Concert Band" any "Symphony Orchestra" pages of this web site. I'm also available as an orchestrator. Please inquire: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com

KARAOKE OR MUSIC BACKING TRACKS

- I can make karaoke or music backing tracks (CD, wav, mp3, any format) for any instrumentation. I can write an original arrangement or transcribe any recording for you. You can use the tracks for sing-along and/or supplement the tracks with live musicians. Ideal for live performers and cruise ship/Vegas type shows. Please email me at: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com for details and prices.

SUGGESTIONS or QUESTIONS

If you have any suggestions about this site or the charts, or any questions, please email me at: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com

VOLUME DISCOUNTS!

- If you want to buy a large number of charts, email me and I'll give you a volume discount: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com).

FREE SAMPLES!

- I have provided some free samples of my work (near the top of the "Big Band" page). A sample of my handwritten charts and a sample part as printed by Finale are available for you to download for free. Also, if you'd like to hear the original recording that I transcribed the music from, ask me. I can usually find the recording and will send you an mp3 of it. Write to me at: bigbandmusicguy@aol.com

Big Band: – 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: – 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra, Big Band with Strings, Big Band plus Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos: - Benny Goodman Solos

Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra

.... To view the lists of band charts, click on the tabs above.    

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