Be sure to check out my Jazz charts for Middle School
Jazz Band - they're Way cool!
Letters to Myself
A collection of all original songs with words and music by Rob
Shipping: FREE (digital download)
A New Day
A symphonic work written for combined full
orchestra and a big band. With
a playing time of about 15 minutes, A New Day explores many styles,
themes, and moods - tips of the hat to cinematic music with modern
jazz musings, world percussion jams, swing, chaos, a sax
featurette, vibraphone solos and doublings, featured tenor sax and
electric bass solos, along with numerous smaller solos and features
for winds, strings, brass and even some vocal doublings.
A folk tune scored for Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Trumpet, Bass
Clarinet, Drums, Piano/Guitar, and Bass. Inspired by the band
Väsen from Sweden, the piece flows in a fast 12/8 with some
occasional odd meters. It eventually transcends the folk and
ventures into some funky territory to feature the guitarist and
then into a short horn featurette.
Written especially for my own Early Bird Jazz
Band group, this tune will be a favorite of your
The tune has a catchy Ska feel which bridges
the rock and jazz feels very nicely.
Scored for 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Full Sax Section,
Full Rhythm Section, with optional Clarinet and Flute
Real Trumpet - Volume 1
Audio loop library
featuring over 500 ACIDized loops, riffs, and
one-shots. Ships on a single CD. Features a multitude of
muted and Flugelhorn licks as
well. You won't find a more soulful collection of
Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Play Trumpet online using your web
browser! Virtual Trumpet is part
of the BirdwellMusic.com "Virtual Studio" suite of online
virtual instruments, sessions and lessons.
With Virtual Trumpet, you can learn the
fingerings for Trumpet across the entire range with real Trumpet
sounds; change mutes (Harmon, Cup, Straight, Plunger); see the note
you are playing; play harmony; change the color of your instrument;
and even record licks for playback!
To Purchase Virtual Trumpet:
- Login or create an account in the Virtual Studio.
- Click the "Session" link within Virtual Studio.
- Virtual Trumpet will be listed as
one of the avaiable "sessions" you can order.
There are additional free Sessions and Lessons within Virtual
Studio so be sure to check it out.
Licks on Demand
Custom audio licks, loops, and one-shots for your songs or
productions. Featuring the horn work of Rob Birdwell on
trumpet, flugelhorn, AKAI EWI, and/or sax.
A song written for you or someone special! Contact me
with the details of the song and/or what you have in
mind. If it seems like it's something that I can do (and
it almost always is!) pre-pay me the $50 studio and
materials fee and then I will write a simple song for your
Horn for Hire
If you have a project that needs horns, consider my Horn
for Hire services. With your MP3 guide
track, I can lay down horn lines that will make
your tunes come alive.
Price: $25 per hour