Q. What are these horn charts exactly?
A. The charts on Hornbandcharts.com are transcriptions of the horn parts as played on the original or most well know recordings. Lyrics and song melodies are not generally included in the charts. Most of these transcriptions also include basic lead sheets for rhythm section musicians as well. These parts will often include specific bass lines, guitar and keyboard lines, drum hits etc…
Keep in mind that the focus of these charts is on the horn section, and the rhythm section parts are provided merely as a guide so that any band can play the arrangement cohesively. Rhythm section parts are not always intended to be note for note transcriptions as the horn parts are.
Q. How do I get the charts once I’ve made a purchase?
A. Once your Paypal transaction is complete, you will be immediately redirected to a page containing your order information, and links to your downloadable PDF files. You just need to click on the link to download the files which are in .zip format. Unzip the file to reveal an individual PDF document for each part. These can then be printed out and given to the musicians. You should be able to purchase the charts and then play them minutes later.
Q. Are these charts in the original key?
A. Yes. All the charts are transcribed from the original recording of the artist noted in the description. Some tunes are commonly played in different keys, and those keys are usually provided.
Q. Can I get a chart transposed to another key?
A. Yes. If you want a chart in a key other than the original or one of the alternate keys already provided for certain tunes, just send an email once your purchase has been made requesting the key you want. Normally we can accommodate your request in a day or two. There is no extra charge for this service but you are limited to 1 transposition per chart purchased.
Q. How do I register an account?
A. You can register a new account by clicking on Log In in the upper right of the home page. This is handy if you would like to save a shopping cart of charts for later. Otherwise, you can register a new account when you checkout. You can become a registered user by downloading free content, or by making a purchase.
Q. My transaction is “Pending” what is going on?
A. Sometimes PayPal payments don’t get processed immediately for a variety of reasons. The best solution if your order has not been completed, is to place the same order again a little later. This usually works. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged twice. If ever you are, we will issue a refund.