HELLO. Welcome to my website. Let me show you around.
Please note that as a shortcut, you can click on the words in heavy black type. If the whole width of the page is not displayed, go to View/Full screen or press F11
On the left, you'll see various categories where you can find music for small bands (or combos), big band charts, and arrangements for trombones and rhythm section, as well as collections of tunes, songs and pieces arranged for solo piano.
Choose whichever ones you're interested in and click on the arrows to hear short samples of what each tune sounds like. You will have to click again if you want to stop them before they finish. Alternatively, you can click on the titles to hear or download them.
The soundbites have mostly been done on a synthesizer to give you just a rough idea of what the tunes sound like. The music will obviously sound MUCH better when performed ~ live ~ as I hope you will find out for yourself.
If you would then like to buy the music (ie. notation) to any of these tunes, click in the boxes provided and the music will be sent to you in pdf files. (You will need to see them - click on it, if you haven't got it.)
Incidentally, by clicking on the word FREE where you see it, you can download the pdf file immediately. Try it now for a surprise gift. The INFO section on the right has a few hints about printing pdf files.
As some of the files are quite large, I will send the pdf files to you in separate emails. Be sure to bookmark the site or add it to your favourites so that you can come back for more.
So why is this website called SCORED CHANGES, you might be wondering... I thought you'd never ask!
It's because I have included charts along with the music which indicate which scales can be played against the different chords. The word SCORED is derived from SCale + chORD, with the spelling amended. See here.
A fuller explanation can be found on the right or if you want to know about it in more detail, click here. You might find it useful to print this file off as you may wish to refer to it later on. (Other topics regarding music theory can be found in the Jazz Tutorials section.)
Underneath the Scored Changes Explanation on the right is the heading INFO where you can find out more information about receiving the music and payment for it.You can also access this from any of the music pages through a pop-up window which will not disrupt any data you may have already entered.
Beneath this is a section called The Blurb, which contains information about subjects other than music, such as environmental issues.
Then there is something called Projects in which you can read about different musical projects I'm involved in, where you can find photos, sound clips, videos and diaries about writing arrangements as well as information about my big band
Below this is the News page, with news of updates. You can also send in details of any jazz gigs, CD's or tuition, anywhere in the world for the listings section. All this is absolutely free.
And finally, there are some musical links and a blog which I occasionally add to. You can also contact me if you wish to. It would be really nice to hear from you.
Then there's also the Tutorials, My Youtube Channel, Tips from Top Players, Music Campaigns, Funnies, and last but not least, the Jazz Jukebox which also has links to videos of jazz and other kinds of music.
So that's about it. Have fun and I hope you find at least something that interests you.