Micro IV is one of a few shorts pieces for trombone, electric piano, and the option to add drums. It was written for the April 2010 Monthly Meeting session with Matt Mitchell and Ben Gerstein here at musiccreative.org.
The trombone part is very sparse but challenging none the less. Mp3’s have a 4 quarter note count off.
I wrote February Counterpoint in February of 2010 for Monthly Meeting here at musiccreative.org. The piece was a little too ambitious for the limited time we had that day so it did not get recorded. There was however some great music recorded that day worth checking out here with Tim Motzer, Brian Rogers, and Dan Scofield. This piece is some what challenging both because of syncopation, odd-meter moments, the collection of intervals, and repetitive nature of the piece. Below are charts and mp3’s. The open guitar improvisational section of the piece is omitted from the mp3’s thus the two parts. Feel free to use them for practice or to rehears with your ensemble. If you are a school or educational institution please contact me first before using.
If I have any spare time this next week or two, other than to create this post, I have three things on my radar to get into. Maybe you’ll find them interesting.
If you own this book or pick-up a copy from Steve Weiss Music (an independent music store) you will find these mp3’s fun and useful. Each mp3, marked with a number and tempo, is meant to be looped on your mp3 player or in itunes. Each piece has several tempos. Pitches were randomly generated within set ranges to produce tracks with no
I won’t post the pdf for awhile so this can also be a challenge for some to figure out what’s going on rhythmically.
So, I’ve been coming across a lot of great resources lately and at this moment they are way deeper then anything I have to share. I’ll hopefully be posting more etudes and sight-reading in the near future.
First, Robert Garfias’ Wikipedia Biography: