James Brown

 

Our version has a choice of lots of different brass parts, ranging from very easy to quite hard.

Here are the main four parts:

...but we're going to start with the very easiest.

It's a good idea to start with these to get to know the song and learn the structure.

 

Easy trumpet

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda

 

Easy trombone

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Some bits have a choice between high and low notes (an octave apart). Slide positions are the same, whichever you choose.

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda

Trumpet 1

 

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda

Trumpet 2

 

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda

Trumpet 3

 

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda

Trombone

 

There are 3 sections to learn:

 - Verse
 - Instrumental / Mid 8

 - Coda (the ending)

Watch the video first, then try playing along. It's a bit slower than the final version.

Pause to practice in between the sections if you need to.

Full speed playalong

Verse x 2

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 1

Instrumental / Mid 8

Verse x 2

Coda