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Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    00:01 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TromboneKid
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Are very cool circus pieces and have awesome brass melodies.I wanted to try them out and there are no local stores that have them and i cant order things from the internet.Does anyone have this music(either 1 or both of the pieces) or knows where i can download it?If you do,I would be very appreciative of you giving it to me or giving me a location where i can download it.
They are obviously popular songs and lots of high school bands play them and college too.So if anyone has played it or knows where to get it,please reply to my post.

-Thanks,TromboneKid

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    06:39 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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Normally I wouldn't do this, but since it's already posted online, what the heck..
http://www.trombone.org/pdf/rollingthunder.pdf
It's a good one go work up ahead of time, because it will end up on your stand eventually, possibly even on an audition (Navy Band DC often has it on the audition list for bone players)
As for Thunder and Blazes...
Learn both the first and third parts. Playing the lower octave has its own challenges! I can't help you with the music part... it's at work and I'm not going back there for a while. Sorry.
As a side, our brass quintet plays an arrangement of it... very cool and nowhere to hide on those runs.
I also have a trombone quartet arrangement of it. Fun stuff.

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    06:41 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    16:17 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TromboneKid
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Thanks a lot Steve.You were the last person id expect to give me a free piece of music,hah.No offense intended,its just youre always saying people would like to be payed for their work,which is completely true.So thanks a lot,youve been a great help since i joined 8notes.

-TromboneKid

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    17:26 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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Well, like I said.. it was already posted on trombone.org. I doubt they, of all people, would have posted it there without permission.
Now would I have scanned it and emailed it to you? No, sorry.
Good luck working on it. It will take some work, but it's worth it. The first time it shows up on the stand, while others are reading it for the first time, you'll be kicking butt and taking names, right?

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    20:20 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TromboneKid
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Ya!Hah,ya ive been working on my double tonguing but i definitely cant double tongue as fast as the guys on that tape!Man they were on fire.So i can play it fairly fast but by the time ill have to play it my double tonguing will be really efficient.My school actually played it 2 years ago,my senior friends say it was really annoying.I printed a few copies out because im sure some of my friends will want it because i have lots of best friends that are trombones.So thanks again.And by the way,have you ever played either or both of these pieces for a concert or audition?

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    20:45 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TromboneKid
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And also there was a high school(possibly region)band that played this song at almost the exact same speed,although they didnt articulate as well and deal with the dynamics as well,but thats what happens when you compare a high school band to a professional band,eh?

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    22:59 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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I've performed Thunder and Blazes as a brass quintet arrangement and as the band arrangement.
I've performed Rolling Thunder several times and I did have to prepare it for an audition for Navy Band DC back in April. (Remember, the Navy bands play a LOT of marches!!!)
Yes, they are both very cool pieces with challenging bone parts, but keep in mind there are MANY others out there.

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Re: Rolling Thunder and Thunder and Blazes    23:26 on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TromboneKid
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Im sure..Like,Blue Bells of Scotland and Carnival of Venice.Although these are solos,but very challenging.Actually,i have a sophomore trombone at my school that is very good.He lettered his freshman year(1 on class 1 solo memorized and went to state,made top band,made region band,and participation points),and he plans to play Blue Bells of Scotland his senior year for solo and ensemble.

   

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