Combo Tunes



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Combo tune lists


100+ original combo tunes, for downloading:

You can access the combo tunes two ways:


Arrangements

The combo tunes are arranged for four instruments: Lead, Background, Bass, and Drums. The arrangements are intended to provide skeletal material for a small combo, e.g. two or more horns and a rhythm section.

The arrangements are all sheet-music style, for a single time through the song form. Some of the MIDI versions repeat the song form two (or even three times), with and without the Background Part.

The Background Part

The Background Part is a counterpoint line. The Lead Part and Background Part are intended for "mix and match" combinations. E.g. play the Lead Part alone for the opening chorus, then play solo choruses, perhaps adding the Background Part behind the last one (as sort of a "shout chorus"), and then play the Lead Part and Background Part together for the final chorus. The MIDI demos generally play the Lead Part alone for the initial A section, then the Lead Part with the Background Part for the B section and final A section.

The Bass Part

The Bass Parts are mostly generic bass lines for the MIDI demo versions of the combo tunes. I.e. bass players will generally do things their own way. However, for the following combo tunes the bass lines are an integral part.

The Drum and Latin Percussion Parts

The Drum and Latin Percussion Parts are intended only for the MIDI versions of the combo tunes. The sheet music does not include the Drum or Latin Percussion Parts. This is because:

The Sheet Music


Bulk downloads

These are large ZIP files with all of the combo tunes. The MIDI file is about 225KB, and the Finale and PDF files are about 5MB.



midi Sheet music files
pdf C pdf Bb pdf Eb pdf Score

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