For teachers the main points are:
Range for your brass players, don’t be put off by the high parts, many will be ok down the octave if needed.
Tricky key changes ( there are a few )
General stamina required for all the wind players.
Pianists and guitarists have to read chord symbols, the parts come with all essential rhythmic phrases plus some fully written parts.
The drum charts are fairly basic with interpretation being the key.
Bass parts on the whole are straightforward and easy to read and play but have some chord symbols.
Although it’s not totally accurate, we have provided a rough grade guide based on the British Associated Board Exams. Hope this helps? Try playing baritone sax parts on alto. This works quite well and thickens the sound giving you an extra voice as not many schools have a bari sax. Please listen carefully to the demo tracks to work out which arrangements will be best suited to your band and of course your vocalist.
Blues and Soul Chart list
1 I Can’t Turn You Loose
2 Gimme Some Lovin’
3 Peter Gunn Theme
4 Mustang Sally
6 Knock On Wood
8 Midnight Hour
9 Soul Man
10 Soul Finger
11 Do You Love Me
12 Show Me
13 River Deep Mountain High
14 Shake A Tailfeather
15 Proud Mary
16 Hard To Handle
17 James Brown Medley ( Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, It’s A Mans’ World, I Feel Good )
18 Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
19 Try A Little Tenderness
20 She Caught The Katy
21 I Got The Bucks
22 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
23 Flip Flop and Fly
24 Hey Bartender
25 I Can’t Play The Blues In An Air- Conditioned Room
26 Hickory Hollers Tramp
27 When A Man Loves A Woman
29 Sweet Home Chicago Medley ( Sweet Home Chicago, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Bee Bop a Lula , Chicago Refrain )