Nothing irritates a session player more than incompetent orchestration, except perhaps incompetent notation of really good orchestration. Remember, your mandate in chart-land is to deliver parts that can be perfectly sight-read without either questions or excuses. Last time we looked into some page-layout strategies to make your parts easier to sight-read. This time let’s take out the microscope and see how careful attention to both pitch and rhythm notation can get you closer to a great read-through.
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