Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
Feature any melodic instrument with this Doug Beach and George Shutack swing composition at the very easy grade level. The infectious melody and the gospel-flavored harmonies combine to create a chart
Based on a twelve-bar blues and built on syncopated melodic ideas that build in intensity when layered on top of each other, Crank It Up is a riff-based swing chart designed for young
Here's the hot dance hit recorded by Cupid in a hard-hitting, yet easy to play version for young players! The melody is cleverly traded between sections, and there are no solos required. A teaching unit
Arranged in a medium swing/shuffle style, here is a very easy version of this jazz standard by Sonny Rollins that maintains the style and feel of the original. Featuring a mix of full ensemble playing and
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Over the years this 1986 hit from the group Europe has become a popular rock classic. Trumpets are featured on the signature opening riff and the saxes carry the main melody in this powerful chart for
The blues form is essential to jazz, and this very easy swing chart is a perfect way to introduce developing players to this form. The melody consists of just five notes that may also be used as the
The Hip Monk returns to spread the good word about all that conveys the essence of being hip. This time the news is delivered in the form of a catchy rock shuffle that's perfect for young musicians at the
This one has a funky rock groove with a hip chord progression, yet it's very easy to play. It Is What It Is has plenty of unison harmony, no solos, easy ranges, and is very effective for the young
Rick Stitzel's dynamic and clever original employs only a limited number of different rhythmic patterns along with modest brass ranges for young jazz bands. Orangatango features plenty of full
Take a driving Latin/rock groove and add a strong, straightforward melody, and you have this winning change-of-pace chart for jazz groups at the very easy level. Scored for four horns with rhythm
Much of the great music of the early Count Basie library was built on short musical ideas called riffs. Swing State provides young players with the opportunity to experience this style at the
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