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A "soup-to-nuts" arrangement that I did for a non-musician who is writing songs for the first time ever.  Since she's a newbie at musical notation and at demonstrating her material, both, I asked her to write out her melody as accurately as she could and we discussed her intentions thoroughly.

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In this example, an experienced composer had already written a perfectly fine, bluesy arrangement for this song, but something about his arrangement was misleading, so a new arrangement was needed.

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One morning in 1975 the director of the Michigan Marching Band sang me a bass line he'd recently heard. I got right to work, and that afternoon the full band rehearsed my resulting arrangement—Let's Go Blue!—for the very first time.

 

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Click the image below to hear (a re-enactment) of my encounter with Professor Cavender, on that long-ago Fall morning.

Disclaimer:

Not Professor Cavender's actual voice, but

An Incredible Simulation!

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BEFORE ARRANGEMENT BY ALBERT

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