There are some styles of American music that shine given the chance to utilize a horn section. However, it can be hard to come by a band that actually employs horns. This is why
In his course, Horn Section Riffs Guidebook, Steven van der Nat gives you the tools to effectively emulate the rhythm, dynamics, and harmonization of a horn section.
Here are are 6 free horn section riff
Funky Triads: Intro
Now let’s focus on playing with horns. In a lot of R&B and soul bands from the 60’s you had horns and
Funky Triads: Performance
Now, I’ll perform this horn section riff for you up to tempo. Next, we’ll break down what I’m doing.
Funky Triads: Breakdown
Let’s break this down. Notice the call-and-response nature of this riff.
Full Section: Intro
For this concept, we’re going to mimic a full horn section. Therefore, we’ll play parts in three registers: our baritone sax in the low registers, our saxophones or trombones in the middle registers and trumpet in the high registers. Next to that, we will have to keep an eye on dynamics. We will also alternate between finger picking and using a pick.
Full Section: Performance
As you can hear, this is a lot of work for one
Full Section: Breakdown
Again, let’s break this one down. We’ll take a look at each of the motifs separately, and then tie them together.
Digging these free horn section riff