Funk Band Charts
★ Rich has written dozens of charts that will turn your rhythm section and any combination of horn players into a smokin’ funk band. These come with parts for B♭ instruments, E♭ instruments, C 🎼 treble clef instruments and C bass clef instruments. Give some of these a listen.
★ All arrangements from Boptism Music come as a PDF file that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
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Brother Kenya’s Paradigm ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Based on the chord sequence from Brother Can You Spare A Dime and a whole lot of fun to play, this is probably not a chart you would want sight read on the gig. 😉
But For The Grace Of God ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Would you like a positive, uplifting and reverent way of closing your shows? Want to leave your audience wanting more?
This emotionally charged tune is simply beautiful and makes a huge impact right before you pack up for the night.
Conspiracy ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
The bass line is the truth. The truth is not right or wrong, just true. The part written above the bass line clouds the truth.
Have some fun messing with your audience’s mind by letting them hear the truth and the conspiracy at the same time.
Dancing Hippo ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Dancing Hippo ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey is a relaxed, easy groove that demonstrates how closely related two minor keys a tritone apart really are.
96 written measures, ♩ = 154, with fun soli section that is not too hard for most any proficient jazz player.
Ed Zachary Meets Gregory Peccary ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Somewhere between the old joke about a fabled disease and the title of a song by Frank Zappa, Ed Zachary Meets Gregory Peccary combines a solid musical challenge with some good old-fashioned humor.
Eenie Meanie Beanie Weenie ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Want to hear Rich Willey’s debut as a lyricist? ☺ It’s right here in his smash single Eenie Meanie Beanie Weenie.
How do you become a millionaire as a jazz musician? Simple, start as a multi-millionaire! 😉
Mister Magoo ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
“Magoo, you’ve done it again!” A tribute to the beloved yet visually challenged (nearly blind) cartoon character that entertained millions back in a time when political correctness was not even a term much less the way of life that it has now become for many. Have fun playing this zany little tune with your funk band!
Not So Fast! ♫ written & arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
How does an easy-to-play and easy-to-improvise-over tune that’s catchy and very hip grab you? This tune is so cool that all the heads in the audience will be bobbing and all the toes will be tapping.
People will be dancing with abandon in the aisles and on the tables, and you’ll get all the credit for being savvy enough to be the one playing this delightful little ditty with your funk or reggae band.
Nude Eel ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Nude Eel ♫ was written by Rich Willey on November 22nd, 2013 during a memorial broadcast on the radio for John F. Kennedy who had been assassinated on that date in 1963.
Among the dozens of things mentioned that day were FDR’s New Deal and that morphed into Nude Eel.
Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band — Conspiracy CD
Rich gets back to the original essence of jazz: dance music, fun and enjoyable to listen to, accessible to pretty much everybody. Tireless composer that he is, Rich has been busy cooking up these memorable and singable funk melodies to delight and amuse, not to confound and confuse. 😉
Smoothin’ Things Out ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Looking for a pretty funk ballad in a relaxed, slow groove? Would it help if it had easy chord changes so you didn’t have to get out your calculator to figure them out?
Smoothin’ Things Out might be just what you’re looking for. This a calm and peaceful tune gives everybody a chance to breathe and chill out and savor a few minutes of serenity.
The Real Deal ♫ written and arranged for funk band by Rich Willey
Looking for an exciting tune for your funk band that will have your audience grooving from start to finish?
This is a kick-ass chart that probably no band on earth would want to try to sight read on a gig. 😉