[Dixielandjazz] Lead sheet request

Ron L'Herault lherault at verizon.net
Sun Dec 11 16:32:55 EST 2016

And there is the answer to the question I just put to you on the list before I saw this response.  Question answered.

Ron L

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Homzy [mailto:andrew.homzy at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:37 PM
To: Ron
Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Lead sheet request

Hi Barb,

My message was not to you personally, but to all untrained musicians who don’t have the skills to function as a professional - in this case knowing how to transpose, a basic skill which is learned in a first year music theory course.

I believe there is plenty of room in our musical society for amateurs and hobbyists - something that is not accepted in medicine, law, or the teaching profession - let alone airline pilots or even bus drivers (whom I believe deserve a lot of respect).

To that point, I also believe that vocalists in particular invest very little into the music. How many vocalists do you know who have gone to an arranger and said: Here’s $1,000.00 - how many arrangements can you make for me , in my keys, for a basic combo of rhythm section and one horn? 

This is an important discussion, Barb, and even if it is not a day to soon for you, I hope others will engage in thoughtful and witty discussion about the issue raised here.

Yours for Music,


> On Sun, Dec 11, 2016, at 12:12 PM, Barb Jordan <jordan_barb at hotmail.com> wrote:
> If I never converse with you again, it will not be a day too soon ! I have 50 years of music experience primarily in voice.  ( very little theory although I do read music). Thanks for letting me know who you are. I hope I never have the misfortune to meet you in person. You obviously don't know this list and how supportive and helpful we are to each other. This is not the place for you. 
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 11, 2016, at 3:22 PM, "Andrew Homzy" <andrew.homzy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you are a “real musician” you should be able to do that yourself. If not, hire one.
>>> On Sun, Dec 11, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Barb Jordan <jordan_barb at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi list mates,
>>> I am singing on the wonderful JazzFest at Sea cruise at this time and was wondering if anyone could send me a leadsheet for "Everybody Loves My Baby" in A minor?
>>> Also "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in the key of F and Pennies From Heaven in E flat?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Barbara 

To unsubscribe or change your e-mail preferences for the Dixieland Jazz Mailing list, or to find the online archives, please visit:


Dixielandjazz mailing list
Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list