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The Beatles – Honey Pie

Buried deep in the depths of The Beatles White Album is the fun little track entitled Honey Pie. And buried deep within that is a horn section consisting of clarinets and saxes playing a beautiful jazz-era-inspired accompaniment.

It was very difficult to hear all of the parts from the original recording, so there’s an element of guesswork in my transcription. But regardless, it works and it sounds beautiful.

Without ready access to a clarinetist, these charts have been arranged for (cup muted) trumpet, alto, and tenor sax. We recorded this is a Virtual Collaboration, with musicians from across 4 continents. Audio engineering by Jean Michel Durand and video editing by Shawn Hare.

Resources:

The Beatles - Honey Pie - Trumpet Clarinet Sax charts. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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PS: I finished and published this post from the Blue Note, Manhattan, while waiting at the bar to see trumpet player Nicholas Payton. So excited, just had to tell you…

Magical Mystery Tour (Bridge Only)

Trombonist Brendan Champion has made available an absolute treasure trove of free horn charts at http://freehorncharts.com/. I’ve played several of his charts, including The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, which he arranged for trumpet, trombone, baritone sax, and strings. Without most of those instruments at my disposal, I quickly knocked-up the trumpet solo in the bridge section to more closely align with what I could hear on the original recording.

There’s not much to it, but I thought I’d share in case it’s useful to someone. This can be played in conjunction with the rest of Brendan’s arrangement, with bar numbering kept consistent between the two.

Resources:

the beatles - magical mystery tour - trumpet solo bridge

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Paul McCartney – Take It Away

Resources:

Paul McCartney - Take It Away - Trumpets Tenor Sax charts. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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The Beatles – Lady Madonna

This classic Beatles song wasn’t written to include a trumpet. Not that that’s ever stopped any trumpet players before! But the Beatles did sing “fake trumpet” lines as backing vocals. So here we get to play those on real trumpets, as well as muscle-in on the sax lines.

And as luck would have it, I was asked to play this song twice within about 12 hours!

Resources:

The Beatles - Lady Madonna - Trumpet chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

Transcribed by me and free for you to use.

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Ringo Starr – Not Looking Back

I loosely transcribed the strings parts from Ringo’s original recording and adapted them for harmonizing flugelhorns.

Resources:

Ringo Starr - Not Looking Back - Flugelhorn chart. Transcribed by Gary Badger - www.GaryBadger.com

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Paul McCartney & Wings – Silly Love Songs

I’d always known this song but never played it. Until tonight…

Resources:

Paul McCartney & Wings - Silly Love Songs - Trumpet Tenor Sax

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The Beatles – Carry That Weight

Simple but highly effective brass parts by Messrs Lennon & McCartney. I recorded this as a part of the Golden Slumbers medley from The Beatles’ Abbey Road album.

Great video compilation by Shawn Hare aka stegokitty.

Resources:

The Beatles - Carry That Weight - Trumpets

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George Harrison – Wah-Wah

George totally buried the horns in the mix with this early solo offering. I really had to strain my ears to transcribe these parts!

Resources:

George Harrison - Wah-Wah - Trumpet and Tenor

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Paul McCartney – Let ‘Em In

This one includes a trombone solo and sees the trumpet playing sax lines too.

Resources:

Paul McCartney - Let 'Em In - Trumpet Trombone

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The Beatles – For No One

This is a tricky little French horn solo. Transposed and transcribed for flugelhorn, with your choice of 6 sharps or 6 flats (identical pitches). In a strange kind of way, it’s a useful exercise to challenge your brain to read the exact same lines of music but written two different ways. I liken playing with 6-7 sharps to climbing into a cow paddock through a barbed wire fence because there’s such a high risk of getting cut. Playing with 6-7 flats to me is like getting through that fence and immediately dodging piles of poop because chances are you’ll find one.

I opted for 6 flats over 6 sharps in this instance, but that was influenced by there being 1 x C♭ to deal with as opposed to 11 x E#. Had all things been equal I’d have probably selected the sharps because I tend to encounter them more commonly and my brain is more accustomed to dealing with them.

Anyway, for your purposes be sure to choose wisely… 😉

Resources:

The Beatles - For No One - Flugelhorn G-flat The Beatles - For No One - Flugelhorn F-sharp

Update June 8, 2017

I was so pleased when I was asked to play this again, in the much kinder key of F♮ (E♭ concert)! Here’s the friendlier chart and Bandhub collab video, expertly sung by my good friend Van:

The Beatles - For No One - Flugelhorn F-natural

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