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How to use BrassTabs:



Girls Like You


Brass licks for "Girls Like You"

We have asked Grant Golding, trumpet player and educator, to create some horn lines for pTrumpet. These horn lines have been notated in our easy system for learning by ear: BrassTabs.


Have a good listen to the original track!

Your music!
Brass licks
pBone tabs GLU
Step 2

Watch the "All the licks" video through, listening to Grant's licks then reading the tabs as he plays.

Now watch through the "All the Licks" video. In this video you can hear and see Grant playing his licks and see the BrassTabs notation in the screen.

After you have listened a couple of times now watch through the tabs as Grant plays. See how the horizontal lines represent the harmonics or partials and the numbers the valves. You can't play the licks just by looking at the tabs but if you listen to the music the tabs will help guide your slide and lip/air combination to get the right note at the right time.

Step 3
We've separated the three licks out for you to practice and learn

Each of the licks is featured in a learning video below. We have made the first one the easiest (Pads) and then the next features some fast notes (Guitar Lick) and the last some high notes (yeah, yeah, yeah).

In case you aren't too sure about the valve combinations.

Once you have these three down try playing along with the band by using the original video youTube link.

BrassTabs are just a way of getting going with this song on brass, why not try expanding the lines or creating new ones using the same valve combinations that Grant used?

Now the guitar lick: make sure your tonguing is clean!

pTrumpet tabs GLU

Yeah yeah yeah, joins in with the lyrics. 

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