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 jeffbrent
  wwwTrio7.com
"Allusion"submitted:
2009/09/05 20:27:43
revised:
2010/03/16 00:19:43


The Genesis


I took the 12 letters "AAJORCHESTRA" and mapped them out as below:

A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z

therefore

A = A
A = A
J = C
O = A
R = D
C = C
H = A
E = E
S = E
T = F
R = D
A = A

Giving each note four beats, then, yields this 12-bar bass line:

| A | A | C | A |
| D | C | A | E |

| E | F | D | A |

Using the first 8 bars as the verse looked pretty cool to me. The C in bar three implies that the A chord ought to be minor, and the fact that it goes to the sub-dominant on bar 5 and the dominant on bar 8 made it look like it was do-able.

The C chord in bar 3 proved problematic, so I just squeezed in a little C bass note at the end of bar 2 on beat 4, and then left the four bars of the entire first line as an Am.

Going to the IV chord on bar 5 was a no brainer (obviously Dm) and in bar 6, I followed that with another Dm chord but this time with a C root (as dictated by the original bass line).

As regards bar 7, it seemed that a line that begins with a D and a C then ends on A pretty much implies that a B bass note would work well in there just before the A (and it does!!).

So the first eight evolved into

| Am | Am | Am | Am |
| Dm | Dm/C | Bm7b5 Bm7b5/A | E7#9 E7#5 |

The last four measures (the last "STRA") gave me a little run for my money.

Not being able to reconcile ending the verse on an E chord and beginning the bridge on an E, I decided that since I had two "different" kinds of E chords in measure 8, that I could whittle those last four bars down to three: | F | D | A | (Food and Drug Administration).

I was originally thinking of | F | Dm | A | A | for the first four bars of the bridge, but then decided on
| F/G Dm | F/G Dm | A | A | (just 'cause it's so darn purdy).


While the first eight turned out to be just a simple i-iv-iių-V7 formula, the bridge just knocks me out with its unexpected yet majestic textures.


This file contains:

· Conductor's Score (as piano arrangment) [4 pgs]

· Lead Sheet [1 pg]

· Trumpet part [2 pgs]

· Alto Sax part [2 pgs]

· Tenor Sax part [2 pgs]

· Trombone part [2 pgs]

· Electric Guitar part (tab & changes) [2 pgs]

· Lyrics [1 pg]

· Suggested Arrangement [2 pgs]

· Score with the individual instrument lines all in Concert Key [8 pgs]

· Electric Bass part [1 pg]

· Electric Piano part (RH w/ changes) [1 pg]

· mp3 audio: 8 pieces (d,b,g,p,tb,ts,as,tp)
arrangement: | intro | verse 1 | verse 2 | bridge | verse w/ coda ||



Below is the Conductor's Score written out as a Piano Arrangement (4 pages)

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Below is the Lead Sheet (1 page)

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Below is theTrumpet Part (2 pages)

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Below is the Alto Sax Part (2 pages)

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Below is the Tombone Part (2 pages)

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Below is the Guitar Tablature and Chart for the Verse (1 page)

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Below is the Guitar Tablature and Chart for the Bridge (1 page)

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Below are the Lyrics (1 page)

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In the world of lyricists, this is known as a 'Fish Story' - "Ya shoulda seen the one that got away!!!"

In reality, she didn't dump me. She just went over to the bar for a moment to get more Corona.



Below is the Suggested Arrangement (2pages)

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Below is the score with the individual instrument lines all in concert key (8 pages)

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Below is the Bass Part (1 page)

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Below is the Piano Part (1 page)

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MP3 AUDIO


Below is the mp3 audio of this arrangement of the song "Allusion" (scored for 8-piece orchestra as in the charts above):

| intro | verse 1 | verse 2 | bridge | verse w/ coda|


All real instruments: Drums, 5-string Bass, Electric Guitar, Rhodes Piano (Velvet), Trombone, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trumpet.

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered at Sound Sanctuary Studios www.ssrstudio.com.

J.Brent(c)2010

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