This much-loved classic from the 70s has its fans, but very few arrangements exist out there for choir – a big gap given the strong group vocals on the original record. The song is lively, positive, energetic – great for choirs, which is why I was asked to arrange it for our school’s choir as… Continue reading Stephen Stills’ ‘Love The One You’re With’ comes to 4-part choir
I've been arranging for carol services for years, and have finally got my act together and started to formalise my arrangements and make them available online for others to purchase and use. The arrangements are predominantly written for SATB choir plus string quartet (multiple players to a part allowed!), piano and flexible wind, and so… Continue reading Christmas come early – discount on festive arrangements through Sept!
https://youtu.be/2ars4zkfZac As a leader of a function band, I know how easy it is to get lost in conflicting charts and parts when you’re trying to put together a gig. You cobble together your leftovers from previous engagements – sometimes handwritten parts, sometimes someone else’s – and who knows if they match up to what… Continue reading Cover bands: No more scribbling out horn parts and charts!
I want to play jazz – but where to start? Over the years of teaching piano I've often been asked to help a student learn 'how to play jazz'. This often seems like a reasonable request but can be hard to execute – depending on the students' proficiency in reading music, or understanding music theory,… Continue reading Play Jazz Piano with Ben!