Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part III)

All too often brass and string players quietly bottle up the disappointment of hearing “their” parts performed on keyboards instead of the real thing. Occasionally we get our own back and turn the tables when a producer wants to hear something done differently. This is a Moog synthesizer part transcribed for flugelhorn, adding a little extra tone color and personality to our recording.

I transcribed this in both 6/4 and 12/8 times because I couldn’t decide which was the most appropriate. Ultimately I played the 6/4 version because visually it helped me to think about playing with lots of space…


Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Flugelhorn. Transcribed by Gary Badger -

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

One thought on “Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part III)

  1. Hi, Gary,
    This is terrific!
    As a sometime keyboard player, and never- time horn player… I love the idea that you are sticking up for the brass!
    I’d like to post a backlink to this from my pop-culture blog. Let me know if that’s OK with you..
    My site is

    Well done, and all the best,
    MT 58


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