Swords of Whispers - My Take
When I heard Joe's tune Sword of Whispers I fell in love with it. I had heard it on cd, but I must have been doing something else while listening to it. I stopped and watched his video and just fell in love with the tune.
So I started messing around with it. It changes, I hope he doesn't mind. He had some 3 bar phrases in it. I wanted to play the tune so bad that I didn't worry about that and just made everything even.
I want to write a sort of etude on the head. It's a great study in using lines to maintain the beat and rhythm. I had a lot of fun playing this tune. I'll upload more: I'll do the etude or arrangement (whatever you'd call it) and I'll play a complete version with a solo section. That is with Joe's permission.
Get a copy of the sheet music here at Joe's store. It's free. Also he uses a really cool font. http://joelocke.com/shop/index.htm