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Does anyone have any horn section parts for any soul/funk/R&B/contemporary music? I've just started a soul band & so far we are playing by ear however I would really like some charts! So if anyone does have any that would be a great help. Thank you!
 

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Do what everyone else does who starts a band . . . transcribe them then write 'em out yourself. Most likely any published charts will be inaccurate anyway.
 

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Are you asking if anyone will give you the horn parts, or are you looking for a source to buy them from? If the latter, PM me.
 

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Well if anyone has any what would be helpful!
The thing is, we can play the horn lines BUT I'm not at the stage yet where I can write what I play... I do read music to a good standard (playing in big bands and doing grades etc) but i just cannot write it down yet. Suppose I could write down note names and then put the rhythm to it?
 

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Well if anyone has any what would be helpful!
The thing is, we can play the horn lines BUT I'm not at the stage yet where I can write what I play... I do read music to a good standard (playing in big bands and doing grades etc) but i just cannot write it down yet. Suppose I could write down note names and then put the rhythm to it?
I'm confused. How can you read music but not write it?
 

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The Hal Leonard books of transcribed horn part lines from famous tunes are pretty good. There are about 15 tunes in each book, with parts written out from the original/most famous recording with the original instrumentation (e.g. trumpet, tenor, bari, trombone).

I've got the R&B horn section book: http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=1147

There are also Funk/Disco http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=00001148 and Pop/Rock http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=1149

About $20 per book, so just over $1 per tune (if you want them).

Rhys
 

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My first foray into horn parts was J. Giels horn section stuff for junior high school battle of bands. People were quite impressed when they asked me where I got the parts and I said that I sketched them out myself. [ we won :-D ]
 

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Not sure what songs you are looking for but there are some sheets for horns here: http://socialsax.com/
You have to be a member and it is free. Just check out the forum section.
 

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I can write music. I mean I struggle writing what I play, by ear I mean. Maybe I'm not explaining myself correctly.
Thanks everyone else for your help much appreciated.
 

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Hey everyone. Please check out my website that I started with my friends at music school. You can find tons of full band funk/soul band arrangements. There are horn arrangements for rhythm section and 6 horns. The website is devoted to uploading, download, sharing, talking about, and rating transcriptions/arrangements. You can also post requests or questions in our forums.. I hope you guys check it out! Thanks.

-Pete
http://www.emusicsheets.com
 

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I'm confused. How can you read music but not write it?
Writing is a very different skill than reading, regardless whether it's music or words.

Lizsax1, your idea of writing the notes, and then writing the rhythms is a good method. Just write the noteheads for the pitches on one line, then figure out the time signature, how many measures the passage is, and then fill in the 'easy' rhythms. Next, figure out the more 'difficult' rhythms. Once you have the rhythms done, put the pitches in.

You'll be surprised how straightforward the process is when broken down this way.
 

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Hello everyone :)
Does anyone have any horn section parts for any soul/funk/R&B/contemporary music? I've just started a soul band & so far we are playing by ear however I would really like some charts! So if anyone does have any that would be a great help. Thank you!
Horn Scores is a good place to check out. They offer an array of horn parts for classic Soul, Motown, Disco and Funk tracks.

The come with printable .PDF's of the full score, individual parts plus the original .SIB (Sibelius) and .MXL (Finale) files for editing. They've even got the backline lead sheets!

You can check out our huge catalogue here: https://www.hornscores.co.uk
 
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