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Public Domain Big Band Charts

Groovekiller

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#3
Free charts

After clicking the link, I am reminded of the old joke about the New Year's Eve musician, hired at the last minute, who only knew 2 songs:

I Remember Clifford, and the Star Spangled Banner.

In all seriousness, if they're free, check them out. They could be world-class. you have nothing to lose but paper and ink (Recycle).
 

Dave Dolson

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#5
What sense does it make for a copyright owner to post his/her material on the Internet for a free download, then place such restrictions on its use? I'll admit I didn't give this a LOT of thought before posting this reply, but I can't imagine why anyone would download a full chart, then not want to use it in precisely the way the restrictions prohibit its use.

Something isn't right here. I'm off to USAF Academy to visit my grandson so I won't reply for several days - if a reply is appropriate. DAVE
 
#6
What's interesting is if you click on one of the song titles there's this verbage:

"Please feel free to play or perform this chart. No commercial use is permitted without our prior consent, and it is not for resale."

What in the world does that mean? :-(
 

tictactux

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What sense does it make for a copyright owner to post his/her material on the Internet for a free download, then place such restrictions on its use? I'll admit I didn't give this a LOT of thought before posting this reply, but I can't imagine why anyone would download a full chart, then not want to use it in precisely the way the restrictions prohibit its use.
IANAL - but I understand the restriction as "must not play the piece in a commercial setting" and "must not sell/lend/whatver the PDF file". So an amateur orchestra doing a freebie is certainly allowed to use the score.

And why someone would do that? That's called marketing. :D
 
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