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April Skies (ver. 1) by Buddy Collette - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
How to read sheet music  How to read sheet music Reading piano sheet music is no simple thing. For it first we require to know the individual elements of the composition itself in order to read sheet music. You must make sure that you are familiar with that particular composition's language before you tackle the entire piece. In order to grasp the intent and nuances of the piece quickly for reading piano sheet music following steps are to be considered:- 1> To start with have a look over entire composition to get the feel of the length and style of the sheet music. This first run through is just to have a quick overview of the composer's work. This will slowly prepare you to read the sheet music.  (More...)    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Buddy Collette (born William Marcel Collette August 6, 1921 in Los Angeles, California) is an American tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. He was highly influential in the West coast jazz and West Coast blues mediums, also collaborating with saxophonist Dexter Gordon, drummer Chico Hamilton, and his lifelong friend, bassist Charles Mingus. At age 12 Collette took up the alto-saxophone and led his first group which included Britt Woodman on trombone and Charles Mingus on bass. At 17 he started playing professionally. After serving as a U.S. Navy band leader, he played with the Stars of Swing (featuring Woodman, Mingus and Lucky Thompson). Along with saxophonist Dexter Gordon bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Chico Hamilton, he helped keep bebop alive in Los Angeles' historic Central Avenue neighborhood. In the early 1950s he worked as a studio musician, also becoming the first African American musician to perform on television, on Groucho Marx's program, You Bet Your Life. In 1955, he became a founding member of Chico Hamilton's legendary quintet. The unusual instrumented quintet also featured guitarist Jim Hall and cellist (and pianist) Fred Katz, and performed chamber jazz. A year later, Collette recorded Man of Many Parts, his first album as a bandleader.
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How to read sheet music  How to read sheet music Reading piano sheet music is no simple thing. For it first we require to know the individual elements of the composition itself in order to read sheet music. You must make sure that you are familiar with that particular composition's language before you tackle the entire piece. In order to grasp the intent and nuances of the piece quickly for reading piano sheet music following steps are to be considered:- 1> To start with have a look over entire composition to get the feel of the length and style of the sheet music. This first run through is just to have a quick overview of the composer's work. This will slowly prepare you to read the sheet music.  (More...)