Free Stuff

Feel free to download the free pdf files on this page and use them with your band. Also let your colleagues know about this page so they can benefit from it, too.

Little Drumma Boy, arranged for 2nd year band students is an arrangement in Bb major that also employs the use of Te (concert Ab) in the melody. The percussion get to play a lot of instruments in this arrangement, going through 3 distinct styles; a traditional concert band rendition of the song, a rock version, and a mambo. When prompted, type in the password “drumma”

Little Drumma Boy

Band Music Library Organizer, is a 1 page sheet that I use to organize the band music library at my school. I decided to re-organize the library based on difficulty level instead of alphabetically. It’s much more useful that way, as I can grab most anything I need to pass out to the band for reading practice. I photocopy the sheet and place it inside the front cover of the band arrangement, go through the checklist and check off whatever criteria it fits, and then put the tune in the appropriate section of the library for whatever difficulty it is. It has check-boxes for Key, Time Signature, Rhythmic Difficulty, Melodic Difficulty, Range Difficulty, and Style. Feel free to download this, print and photocopy to reorganize your own band library, or use as a point of departure for reorganizing your own stuff.


BMLOv2


I created this
New Music Survey Sheet to organize and categorize tunes that I would peruse online at JW Pepper and other sites. I wish the descriptions at these sites had more information about instructional content of a composition other than what level the piece is written for; it would save me tons of time listening to tunes. If I’m looking for a piece that uses lots of dotted quarter notes (because that’s what my students need to practice!), I don’t want to listen to pieces that don’t have this rhythm; it wastes my time. So I’ve started keeping track of the things I’ve listened to (or scores I’ve viewed) so when I need to order a tune that addresses a particular concept, I can refer to this and hopefully find a tune that fits my needs. Print multiple copies, 3-hole punch them and keep track of what you’ve listened to.


New Music Survey Sheet