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    Store Page

    The Store page on my website has been expanded. Please visit and look around. There are MP3 downloads along with a selection of scores & parts. Purchases will help to fund new recordings of my music....
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    Woodwind Quintet Jazz

    Looking For: A woodwind quintet to collaborate with a jazz group for the purpose of creating fun and adventurous music.

    I have been a fan of the woodwind quintet for many years. One reason is I...
  3. Hi Pete! I have thought about kickstarter or...

    Hi Pete! I have thought about kickstarter or similar kinds of group funding for a project. In fact, one of my nieces who is a playwright in NYC used crowd funding to raise $8K for her most recent...
  4. MP3 Downloads for Fan-Funding New Recordings

    MP3 downloads of my originals are available at Bandcamp for $1.00 per track. Purchasing these recordings is an easy way to help to fund new recordings of my music. https://rogeraldridge.bandcamp.com/
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    Ensemble Score Videos

    I've started to create videos that enable one to follow the pages of my ensemble scores while listening to the recording. The recordings are not midi files. They were created for me by David Arivett....
  6. Free Blues For Lester Download at AAJ

    A free download of my original Blues For Lester (recorded by David Arivett) is available at All About Jazz. It received this Editor's Comment: "A December random act of abstract. Quirky." I couldn't...
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    Music for Mid-Size Jazz Ensemble

    Here's a simple video (only title screens and one photo per recording) that presents six originals for mid-size jazz ensemble in a kind of virtual concert. There is 24 minutes of music. These six...
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    Blues For Lester (6-horn chart)

    David Arivett finished a new recording of Blues For Lester. It can be heard here on my website. http://www.rogeraldridge.com/blues-for-lester.html

    Besides the recording, the page has a link to my...
  9. I've had problems with the downloads at All About...

    I've had problems with the downloads at All About Jazz with my version of Internet Explorer; whereas, with Chrome everything is fine.

    Here's a link to the Sleepy Creek Samba page at my website. ...
  10. Free Download of Sleepy Creek Samba (6-horn chart) Recording

    A free download of my Sleepy Creek Samba is available at All About Jazz. This is a demo, created by David Arivett, of my mid-size ensemble score. While it's electronic, the demo is intended to...
  11. Appalachian Awakening (for mid-size ensemble)

    BRAND NEW! Here is the demo recording created by David Arivett of my Appalachian Awakening score. This piece was conceived for violin soloist, woodwind quintet, and jazz rhythm section. However,...
  12. Lots of good discussion happening on this thread!...

    Lots of good discussion happening on this thread!

    For me, I did not decide to write for a mid-size ensemble based on economics. It was simply because I became burned out on conventional big...
  13. Thanks for the question Jbtsax! 5-horn bands are...

    Thanks for the question Jbtsax! 5-horn bands are fairly common. Many of them take a "little big band" approach. A good writer can get a full & rich sound with only 5 horns (using open voicings &...
  14. A Big Band Misconception (new blog)

    Here's a brand new blog entry on my website. It's called A Big Band Misconception. It is intended to be read with my article on mid-size jazz ensemble (a link to the article is in the blog). These...
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    I'm using Weebly.

    I'm using Weebly.
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    Version 2.0 of my website

    Version 2.0 of my website is up & running! While it has a similar look, my site has a number of new features along with more music.

    On the News & Blog page, the Version 2.0 article has details...
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    New Tango No. 6

    I decided to add a couple of originals that have not been recorded to my website. Please use the lead sheet (click on the button) to hear the music in your head....or better yet play it. This piece...
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    Sticky: Done!!!

    Done!!!
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    Yes, think of me as a musical short order cook. ...

    Yes, think of me as a musical short order cook. ha ha
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    Thanks for asking these questions! I don't want...

    Thanks for asking these questions! I don't want to have any limitation to anyone using my music. Here's how I think about it....

    I write in many different ways with regard to styles and...
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    Blues for Lester

    This week's featured original tune on my website is Blues For Lester. This is an extended piece with an eclectic blend of jazz, funk, contemporary classical, and blues. It's an expression of my...
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    Beyond Notation

    Here's an article that I wrote recently and thought I'd share it here. The pieces that I mention can be heard -- except for Smaller Ups & Downs (hasn't been recorded yet) -- on my website. As an...
  23. Pete, Could you please send me a PM to tell me...

    Pete, Could you please send me a PM to tell me more about this. It's not clear to me exactly how and where I'd use Flashblock. Thanks!
  24. I just noticed that my message didn't have a...

    I just noticed that my message didn't have a link. I added it just now. (sound of hand slapping forehead)
  25. A tune to Celebrate Pi Day (3/14)...and it swings!

    "Pi, Why?" is an unconventional blues that uses Pi (3.1415926....) as a sequence of melodic intervals. But do not let that scare you away -- the music swings. The structure of this 18-bar tune is...
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