helpful articles, manuscript paper, and more

helpful articles, manuscript paper, and more

ARTICLES

  1. How to get from blank paper to finished chart

    • View my sketches through stages of composing new chart
  2. How to write smart horn charts

    • How to write horn parts to an existing tune, and make them sound like they've been there all along

  3. More on writing smart horn charts

    • How to create horn lines from rhythm section figures
  4. Writing for a vocalist

    • Things to consider when arranging horn (and string) parts for a vocalist
  5. Efficient, productive arranging

    • How I wrote 10 big band charts in 2.5 weeks — and lived to tell about it. Includes tips for productivity.
  6. More on efficient arranging

    • Nelson Riddle as model for efficient, intelligent arranging
  7. Engraving tip: Measure layouts

    • Discussion and demonstration for improving readability in your parts by tweaking the measure layout
  8. That Cheapskate Composer Guy

    • Brief essay with examples about economical composing and arranging
  9. DIY Publication-Quality Music Printing

    • Here are the specs for my process for printing publisher-quality music on demand.

MANUSCRIPT PAPER

Big Band Score & Sketch • Sax Quartet Score & Sketch • 8- and 10-stave • Grand Staff • more!

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