Category: Play-Along

Play-Along / Ens. Rep. for Bb Instrument, Rhodes, Bass, & Drums (in 5)

No. 5 for Wourinen

No. 5 for Wourinen

Another tune written for Monthly Meeting for the December session of 2009. The original recording featured John Swana on EVI, Brian Howell on bass, Jon Coyle (son step) on rhodes, and myself on drums. Hear it here.

Play-Along / Ens. Rep: Trombone, Electric Piano, Drumset – Odd Meter

Sideways Tenor Clef

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 

The trombone part is very sparse but challenging none the less. Mp3’s have a 4 quarter note count off.

Music for Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar, & Drums w/ Play-Alongs

Sideways Tenor Clef

I wrote February Counterpoint in February of 2010 for Monthly Meeting here at 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.

Rhythm Sight Reading / Play-Along (mostly odd meter)

Garwood Whaley's Fundamental Studies for Snare Drum

Garwood Whaley’s Fundamental Studies for Snare Drum

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

RHYTHM BLOG: Odd Meter Reading Practice (Play-Along mp3’s and Charts)

Rhythm Blog

Here are sequenced mp3’s and charts for a short piece I wrote for Bb trumpet, trombone, electric bass, and drums called September Counterpoint (2010). There are frequent meter changes and two tempo changes. It’s a simple twelve-tone piece that was recorded on Monthly Meeting September 2010. Enjoy reading and playing along.