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Funk/Rock
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SCM-1134-00 Gr. 3 'Hot Rockin' Comp & Arr. by Mike Carubia NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Hot Rockin’ is full of energy all the way with kickin’ backgrounds behind the the soloists then to a drum solo- DS and a strong ending. Your students will love this one. Once again the solos are played over two chords…. Concert G7 and C7. Get “hot” with this one.

SCM-1133-00 Gr. 3 'Chromatically Yours' Comp & Arr. by Mike Carubia NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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This relaxed even 1/8 rock feel is full of short chromatic lines and fills to help your students work some practice with chromatic lines into their playing. Two chord solos chords make the soloing easier for your soloists. A call and response ensemble chorus between the Brass and saxes finishes this chrt of on a high point.

SCM-1127-00 Gr. 3.5 'Soulful Swagger' Comp & Arr. by Pete McGuinness NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Pete came to Smart Chart Music three years ago last year and he has composed another gem. “Soulful Swagger “ in a Medium Funky Groove style has plenty of energy and driving Ensemble sections to keep the “Funky Groove” cookin’ ! As a faculty member at the William Patterson College in New Jersey, Pete is well in sync with contemporary big band music in all styles.

SCM-1129-00 Gr. 3 'Hunk O Funk' Comp & Arr. by Carl Strommen NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Carl has composed a very groovy, straight forward Funky tune that has plenty of dialogue between the saxes and the brass complimented by some powerful ensemble writing. Solos are on two chords on which a blues scale may be used.

SCM-1124-00 Gr. 3.5 'Hopscotch' Comp & Arr. by Joe Schaefer NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Joe Schaefer has written a great Hip/Hop feel into this composition using great funky lines and plenty of solid ensemble writing. One chord (Blues scales) for soloists. This ones is “Hot and Energetic” A real winner for your students.

SCM-1123-00 Gr. 3 'No Chance of Losing' Comp & Arr. by Erik Sherburne NEW for 2016!
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Written by one of our newest composers, Erik has crafted what he describes as “Determined Rock” with lots of call and response and limited brass ranges. Plenty of unison lines and interesting rhythmic writing. A very energetic piece with blues changes for soloist’s and great use of contemporary rhythms..

SCM-1116-00 Gr. 4 'Barbeque Ribs' by Mike Carubia NEW for 2015!
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Based on slightly altered blues changes, Mike has created another winner to follow the success of his "Barbeque Wings" and "Barbeque Sauce." A real funky intro sets up this blues but strays occasionally with some creative transitional material. Solos are based on the blues in the key of C-concert. Rehearsal time is held to a minimum as much of the material presented in the beginning shows up at the end. Features solos spaced with cued backgrounds. Real hot big band funk.

SCM-1110-00 Gr. 3 'Rockamania' by Mike Carubia NEW for 2015!
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Rockamania is a driving rock composition with a bold intro and ending that keeps the excitement high all the way through. Minimal rehearsal time needed for this piece.

SCM-1111-00 Gr. 3 'Almost The Blues' by Mike Carubia NEW for 2015!
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A moderate tempo rock groove with plenty of unison. Call and response passages start the melody. Solos are based on two chords in the friendly key of Bb. Two 8 measure ensemble sections follow the solos then to a quick ending. Very upbeat and an easy play for your inexperienced band.

SCM-1113-00 Gr. 4 'Dawg House' by Steve Briody NEW for 2015!
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This funk chart is very well written and offers a contemporary sound your students will love with a two chord solo section that all of your students could handle. Great writing for all sections with some solid section and ensemble writing.

SCM-1118-00 Gr. 3.5 'Horace's Bag' by Pete McGuinness NEW for 2015!
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Pete has captured a funky groove that is reminiscent of the great Horace Silver's writing in the 1960's. Originally referred to as the Boogaloo style, this chart has a touch of R&B built in. Very playable, bluesy but not blues changes.

SCM-1099-00 Gr. 3.5 'Groov-i-tude' by Pete McGuinness
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A moderate tempo Funk/Rock groove with plenty of unison and ensemble parts. Solos are based on two chords in the friendly key of Bb. A unison "call & response" section follows the solos then it's back to the bridge. This one sounds more difficult than it is.

SCM-1104-00 Gr. 3 'Funky Stuff' by Joe Schaefer
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Joe Schaefer was a student and colleague of Hall of Fame jazz educator Clem De Rosa since Jr High. Joe replaced Mr. De Rosa when he retired from teaching. As a fine trombonist and great arranger, I asked him to write a Funk chart for Smart Chart and he came up with a beauty. This hip composition will please your students with it's hip lines and great writing. (Minor Blues-Funk)

SCM-1096-00 Gr. 2.5 'Another Day in Paradise' by Paul Lee
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This easy-play chart combines a 16th note rock feel with brass figures and a flowing unison saxophone counter melody. The bridge lightens up to an eighth note rock feel then returns in full glory to the whole ensemble. There are no improvised sections except for the aggressive guitar solo over the ensemble at the end. Written solos. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 (G) , Trb. (G) , Alto (Bb)

SCM-1092-00 Gr. 2.5 'It's A Minor Thing' by Ray Ortiz
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A hard driving rock chart with mostly unison lines will be a favorite with your students. A 16-measure swing section in the middle keeps your students honest and the contrast is effective. Solos are on 2 chords in C minor. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 (Ab) , Trb. (F) , Alto (A)

SCM-1090-00 Gr. 2.5 'Turbo Rock' by Doug Wood NEW for 2013!
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Originally written for a media project and rescored for school bands, this hard-driving retro rock piece is an easy-play with big impact. You may even hear this as a jingle one day! Blues chords in F. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 (G) , Trb. (Eb) , Alto (C)

SCM-1088-00 Gr. 3.5 'Barbeque Sauce' by Mike Carubia
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This new funk chart will please both students and audiences with it's funky feel and blues based melodies. Solos are a piece of cake with only two chords or one scale to negotiate. Concert F7 and Eb7. If you like "Buffalo Wings" you'll like this one, too. Solo scale options in parts. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 (G) , Trb. (F) , Alto (D)

SCM-1077-00 Gr. 3.5 'What Is That?' by Mike Carubia
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A driving hard rock tune with a touch of Thad sprinkled about the chart. The form is 16 bar Blues in F major with solo space available for any of your soloists. A solid funky melody, with "Thadian" transitions followed by solos and a driving shout chorus. If you liked Buffalo Wings, you'll like this one. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 ( A) , Trb.1 (F) , Alto 1 (D)

SCM-1082-00 Gr. 3.5 'Space Junk' by Mike Carubia
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This chart has an early 60s even 1/8th jazz feel ala "Maiden Voyage" with some stronger rock elements added at times. The solo sections are based on three easy Dorian scales which make solos a breeze for the average high school student. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 ( Bb) , Trb. (G) , Alto (Db)

SCM-1070-00 Gr. 3.5 'Inside Straight' by Carl Strommen
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Carl has provided our catalogue with a funky Power Rock composition that will keep your students happy and challenged. With a power intro reflecting the "Shaft" theme, this chart settles down to a nice groove with a down home blues feel. Your rhythm section can really Rock-Out on this one. It returns with the opening theme after the solos to a DC al Fine. Lots of unison lines with short sections of power ensemble writing in this one. (Written solos provided)

SCM-1076-00 Gr. 4 'Sly' by Richard DeRosa
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Richard DeRosa, hired this year as the lead composition teacher at North Texas State in Denton,Tx has composed this Modal Funk piece that will keep your students fully engaged. that will keep your students fully engaged. His haunting "ostinato bass" line provides the main groove the rhythm section. Rich cleverly adds, this is a Swing/Funk feel and the horns should play with a "swing" feel over the straight feel of the rhythm section. A great result is achieved from this mix which your student will love and learn from. Great ensemble writing and a one scale solo section makes it possible to get some new soloists Playing in your band. (Option High/Low 1st Trumpet part provided on this one too)

SCM-1061-00 'Phat Chance' by Carl Strommen
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Carl Strommen, one of the most prolific educational writers, has penned the funk chart that students will love. The chord structure is blues in F which can feature any of your soloists. This composition features Carl's trademark "rhythmless" soli sections. There is a pretty "fat chance" that this will be a big seller for Carl. Solos are not written out for these F blues changes.

SCM-1046-00 Gr. 3 'Meeting Place' by Thad Jones
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Slow Funk - Part of Thad's "Suite For Pops"

SCM-1003-00 Gr. 3+ 'Greetings & Salutations' by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia Best Seller
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Jazz Rock style re-scored to be performed by high school and college jazz ensembles. Range demands reduced while maintaining the "Thad Jones sound".

SCM-1004-00 Gr. 3.5 - 4 'Central Park North' by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
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This driving Rock/ Funk/ Ballad/ Blues is Thad's' tour de force which captures the essence of life in a part of New York City in the 1970's. Carefully re-scored to be playable by high school and developing college bands.

SCM-1011-00 Gr. 3+ 'Us' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
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A wonderful Gospel/Rock composition a perfect 4th below Thad's, making it accessible to younger players.

SCM-1026-00 Gr. 3+ 'Tow Away Zone' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
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A hip, funky rock chart. Thad at his peak re-scored for today's young stars.

SCM-1036-00 Gr. 3 'Caught in the Web' Composed and Arranged by Paul Lee
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This Rock chart will please younger bands and audiences alike. Both the melody and solo changes are based on one chord (F7) to allow the inexperienced soloist to stretch out.

SCM-1021-00 Gr. 2 'Rockin' Minor' Best Seller by Ray Ortiz
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This driving rock piece will rehearse easily and provide your students with an enjoyable piece that sounds harder than it is.

SCM-1022-00 Gr. 2 'Uno Mas' Best Seller by Carl Strommen
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Carl has created a dynamic chart at a moderate difficulty level that gives you that hot latin chart you've been looking for.

SCM-1023-00 Gr. 2 'Walkin' and Talkin'' Best Seller by Mike Carubia
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A real crowd pleaser at an easy level.

SCM-1033-00 Gr. 3 'Morning Funk' By Rich De Rosa
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Real Funky and not too difficult. Short "shout" chorus and short rehearsal time.

SCM-1041-00 Gr. 4 'Funky Scrooge' Composed and Arranged by Rich Iacona
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Smooth jazz feel while retaining strong funk elements. The solo sections is based on (1) chord making solos readily accesible by many of your students.

SCM-1045-00 Gr. 3 'Funky Struttin'' by Ray Ortiz
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Funk Rock groove.

SCM-1051-00 Gr. 3+ 'Buffalo Wings' by Mike Carubia
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This funk chart is based on two chord changes which make soloing a breeze. A short interlude (Bridge) provides a break from the 2 chords.

SCM-1012-00 Gr. 3 'Slip Slidin'' by Carl Strommen
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A "hip hop" piece at an easy level that kids should really dig. Ranges are moderate with optional higher notes if you have the horses. Written solos.

SCM-1015-00 Gr. 3+ 'Funky Jeans' by Mike Carubia
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Funk style blues in C concert. Written in a "Thaddian" style, this original tune features creative ensemble writing and sounds more difficult than it is to play. Funky groove.

SCM-1017-00 Gr. 4 'The Funk Stomps Here' by Rich De Rosa
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High energy, happy Funky/Hip Hop that sounds much harder that the written parts. Simple, contemporary changes make solos a breeze.