SHEET MUSIC

It will take quite some time to create and upload all compositions. Bear with me over the coming period. Feel free to use any of the tunes on this page.

Akkerman

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Metheny

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Why Really

Maria

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre in which melody, harmony and rhythm are all equally important. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Why Really

Hermeto

A song inspired by and dedicated to the great Brazilian musician, composer, Hermeto Pascoal. A flowing rubato feel throughout is how I perceived this song. The change of meter is merely a hint.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Fridge Blues

A traditional Blues feel, using Phrygian colours throughout the song give this tune its character. To be played loud and mean. During the solos the bass line can loosen up naturally.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Longing

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Van de Geyn: :Woodwind Works

Che Cha

Che Cha

A real hard bop/modal tune, I hear a mix of Elvin Jones and Art Blakey. During the solo's try to have the A-sections blend into each other. A drum solo is great, with the B accents played by the band.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Minor Job

Really a drum feature; building up intensity, yet not breaking into a solo. The band playing the line over and over. The format is an open and surprising drum situation; the bass setting up the new round.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Missing You

This song is a bolero really. The bass line is crucial, although during the solos you can be more liberal. A word to the chord players: triads are great! Sometimes 7ths are too much.

Karel Bouhlee: Blue Prelude

Serenity

Well, the title speaks for itself. The second chord in bar 4 is the one that gives that subtle brightness. Make sure to count the last 2 bars carefully. Some real sms-chords are present in this song.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Though Dreamers Die

A song inspired by a short story by Lester Del Rey. Rubato for the first A-section, and in fact any first A-section. This means that the last bar starts in tempo, but falls apart into a rubato.

Baseline: Returns

Soulrole

Moving colours over pedals is the core of this song. At the end of the form it is nice that the next soloists somehow slowly takes over and gives the Q for the return to the beginning of the form.

Baseline: Why Really

Mixed Up

In fact this upbeat song is a study in the mixing of minor and major blues scales. The major 3rd never played right-on-it, but always approached; the minor third always possible. Good stuff.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Northsea Night

This song floats over a minor pedal becoming major in the last A and finds contrast in the rich harmonic bridge. It's important that the bassist sticks to the pedal at all times.

Van de Geyn: Woodwind Works

TT Blues

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Wheeling

A song dedicated to the great composer and trompettist Kenny Wheeler. The tune exposes sets of two different chords  that share the same potential scale, yet each with a completely different character.

Baseline: Returns

Benjamin

A song written in jubilation of the birth of my son Benjamin in July 1986. All the dominants in the A-sections have regular 9ths and 13ths except the Gb7 with its #5, making it a whole-tone chord.

Joe Lovano: Solid Steps

Spring Fever

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Deborah Brown: Eurobopping

Randy Moon

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Philip Catherine: September Sky

Strike Again

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Franco d'Andrea: Volte

Why Really

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Why Really

Orange Blossom

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Michel Herr: Intuition

Christmas Song

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Why Really

The Magic Kingdom

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

Pendine

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Philip Catherine: Oscar

Hazy Hugs

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Chet Baker: Hazy Hugs

Silver Blues

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Deborah Brown: Eurobopping

Straight Shot

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Joe Lovano: Solid Steps

Two Faced Lover

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Philip Catherine: Moods II

The Avenger

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

California Daydream

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Wheeler: :California Daydream

Three Of A Kind

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Larry Schneider: Milanka

Beauty

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Someday You'll Leave Me

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Chet Baker: Hazy Hugs

Hibble And Hydes

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

David Lynx: Where Rivers Join

Returns

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

Celestion

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

A Reason To Fly

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Emerald Dream

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Green Book

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Home Cookin'

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Déjà Vu

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Northern Moon

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Lagoon

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Orientation

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Standard

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Princess Dance

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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If I Listen Too Long ...

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Equivocal

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Brainpain

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Airstrip

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Another Family Joy

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Noxious Knockout

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Fourty-Five

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Secrets And Things

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Slight Light

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Extension Chord

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Mushroom Martha

Written for my good friend from Seattle: Martha, Showing me new ways to explore life. A song

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Tuesday 'Round Midnight

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Ready For Take-off

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Morning Fever

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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A Faster Idea

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Things Won't Be The Same

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Honk

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Little Grey Bird

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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