Music Charts

Payment Options

We accept all major credit cards. Just click below to place your order through PayPal, our secure payment provider. (Don’t worry, you don’t need a PayPal account. Just choose the option “Don’t have a PayPal account?” if you don’t have one.) After making your purchase, you will immediately receive an e-mail with the link to download your product. Questions? We’re here to help: creativestringsacademy@gmail.com

614-332-8689

 

Maria, Maria
Maria, Maria
(intermediate) Billy adapted this tune for a swing arrangement, and he takes an amazing solo. The cello alternates between walking quarter notes and playing in a two feel. The accompaniment violin/viola should be sensitive to the cello by sometimes chopping and sometimes playing legato or syncopated double stops, but always being careful to keep the groove and leave space for the soloist.
Price: $15.00
Groove Merchant
Groove Merchant
(Advanced difficulty) Get your groove on! Billy plays an amazing intro alone on this tune, showing just how funky the violin can be. Cello can try alternating pizzicato and arco and seeing what’s comfortable. Don’t be thrown off by the notated “chopping” parts in this arrangement. You might be better off simply listening to the recording and emulating the chopping as you hear it.
Price: $15.00
Turkish March
Turkish March
From the European acoustic trio’s second album, Klazyc (2004). This is another flashy, and sometimes wacky, piece to add for an encore to your set. Audiences always love it because it’s so familiar and sounds very virtuosic. The version recorded on “Klazyc” should be self-explanatory. Instead of a “free” piano solo at the end, we’ve made some motific suggestions for a “free” string quartet solo. (Please note, this arrangement is formatted for string quartet, but could be easily adapted by you for trio).
Price: $15.00
The Oracle
The Oracle
(Intermediate) This is a fun, modal tune, in 6/4 meter with straight (not swung) rhythms. The main vamp in d minor should be comfortable for everyone in the group to solo over, while more advanced soloists will want to play over the form. Billy uses a great off-beat-based, double stop accompaniment style, and the melody lies easily on violin. Watch the temptation to use too much vibrato!
Price: $15.00
It Never Entered My Mind (Download)
It Never Entered My Mind (Download)
(Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate) This ballad features a simple ostinato bass line in the cello, legato double stop accompaniment in the second violin (which can also be divided between viola/violin or 2nd violin/3rd violin), and a simple melody which can be interpreted by the 1st violin very broadly. This also works well with a freely improvised cello solo as an intro to the tune.
Price: $15.00
Bobby's Bad Chart (Download)
Bobby's Bad Chart (Download)
A fully transcribed chart of Christian Howes' "Bobby's Bad." Arranged by Dominic Marino.
Price: $49.95
Out Of The Blue Chart (Download)
Out Of The Blue Chart (Download)
A full transcription of Christian Howes' "Out Of The Blue." Arranged by Dominic Marino.
Price: $49.95
Spain (Download)
Spain (Download)
This arrangement of "Spain," the Chick Corea jazz standard, was arranged by James Anderson. The arrangement is for jazz violin and full orchestra.
Price: $79.95