Dave Flippo Sheet Music

All Original Compositions

    Most pieces ~ Lead Sheets in C, Bb, Eb,  some with rhythm parts or full scores

    Full-head audio clips and music previews  on each piece at Sheet Music Plus 

FEATURE TUNE OF THE WEEK:  Freewheelin' (2018) 

PLAY  (the head)   FREEWHEELIN' (get the sheet music)

A very syncopated tune with a fun rhythmic cycle at the end. Thanks!

(Dave Flippo-keys, Donn De Santo-bass, Heath Chappell-drums, Dan Hesler-sax)

~ FOUR GROUPS ~ (below)

Early Flippo /  Tao Tunes  / Globaljazz / Recent Flippo

   "E A R L Y   F L I P P O"   

22 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ LEAD SHEETS

As recorded on Tendrils of Light, Ganesh and When the Heart is Strong

by Flippomusic     ( * these tunes have lyrics )

PLAY COMPLETE "HEAD" WHEN AVAILABLE

COLLECTIONS:

EARLY FLIPPO COMPLETE - 22 concert chart  

EARLY FLIPPO DELUXE  22 Charts in C, Bb and Eb,

 some rhythm and full scores - (great for small jazz ensembles)

SINGLE PIECES:

(Click the title to go to the sheet music)

MEDIUM SWING: 

AUTUMN RAMBLER * - Fun 4/4 swing tune for my dad, Allen ~PLAY

BOP HOP  - Swing tune with evaporating ii V's ~PLAY

SWEET IMP - Swing tune with pointillistic lines  ~PLAY

WALKING SIDEWAYS * - Quirky swing tune with angular lines ~PLAY

FOUR_FOUR WALTZ -  Hemiolazation, baby ~PLAY

UP SWING / BEBOP:

ELEVEN-WAY INTERSECTION - Bebop tune with crazy licks ~PLAY

KUZUSHI * - Syncopated Rhythm Changes Tune ~PLAY    

ALWAYS ALEREDSwing tune with ALL altered chords

LATIN STYLES:

BOSSA DE SANTO * ~ The connection between audience and player ~PLAY

FACE OF LOVE * ~ Lyric Bossa Nova for my wife, Melissa  ~PLAY

SAMBASISBright samba tune.      

THROUGH PRISM'S EYESQuirky swing tune with angular lines  ~PLAY

MELISSALyric Bossa Nova for my wife, Melissa ~PLAY

FUNKY:

COLOSSUS ~ Funk tune inspired by Monument Valley   ~PLAY

REBOUND ~ Funk tune inspired by Mile's Amandla  ~PLAY

BALLADS:

DREAMS REBORN ~ Lyric jazz ballad for my mother, Helen ~PLAY

PEOPLE I'LL NEVER KNOW ~ Lyric ballad inspired by Rachmaninoff  ~PLAY

PRELUDE TO A DREAM * ~ Chopin Prelude in Em with  ~PLAY

new bridge and added lyrics

NOCTOURNE - Lyric ballad inspired by Rachmaninoff

DRIFTING WITHIN ~ Floating jazz ballad ~PLAY

PRAYER ~ Ballad built over a drone  ~PLAY

STEALTHFULLY ~ Prelude that expands and contracts ~PLAY

   "T A O   T U N E S"   

 18 Vocal Settings of chapters of the Tao Te Ching

in a wide variety of styles and grooves 

COLLECTIONS:

TAO TUNES COMPLETE 18 Concert Charts, with some Rhythm Charts

TAO TUNES DELUXE - 18 Charts in C, Bb and Eb with some rhythm/full scores.

Designed for small jazz ensembles.

SINGLE PIECES:

(Click the title to go to the sheet music)

MEDIUM SWING: 

STOP! ~ Hip groove warning about bad choices ~PLAY (vocals by Donn De Santo)

PARADOX ~ Upbeat, angular all dominant tune ~PLAY

WATER ~ Mellow, flowing swing tune ~PLAY

TROUBLE ~ Cool story about including "trouble" in one's plans ~PLAY

VIRTUE ~ Climbing sequences move from the individual to the cosmos. ~PLAY

JAZZ WALTZ: 

DISTRACTIONS ~ Lesson on staying centered ~PLAY

LATIN STYLES:

USEFUL ~ Insights into the forms of usefulness ~PLAY

FEELING ~ Upbeat samba about the human senses ~PLAY

QUESTIONS ~ Questions to ponder in life. ~PLAY

FEARLESS ~ A story of one who lives without fear ~PLAY

FUNKY:

WITHIN ~ Story of a wise man with mysterious insights ~PLAY

INDO-JAZZ:

SICK ~ Suggestions on cleansing one's sickness ~PLAY

ROCK:

HOPELESS ~ Story of the consequences of causing misery and despair ~PLAY

BALLADS:

WORTHY ~ Ruminations on what is precious ~PLAY

RETURNING ~ A journey back to the original state. ~PLAY

TRUTH ~ Thoughts on real truthfulness ~PLAY

TAO ~ An attempt to describe the Tao ~PLAY

SPIRIT ~ A description of the effects of the Spirit ~PLAY

   "G L O B A L J A Z Z"   

EARLY ETHNIC-JAZZ FUSION COMPOSITIONS

As recorded on Tendrils of Light and Ganesh     ( * these tunes have lyrics )

(Click the title to go to the sheet music)

MIDDLE EASTERN-JAZZ

CAMEL TROT ~ Countrapuntal layers of Middle Eastern flavored melodies. ~PLAY

ARABOPOC ~ Upbeat Latin groove with lots of syncopation.  ~PLAY

COOL ALI ~ Driving swing tune inspired by Kuali music.  ~PLAY

AFRO-CUBAN - JAZZ

ANTELOPIN ~ If antelopes ran in these 6/8 rhythms, they'd keep falling over. ~PLAY

TWISTED BEAUTY ~ An expansive samba groove piece with many sections.

INDO-JAZZ:

GANESH~ Elephantine swing tune in Malconce raag. ~PLAY

BATTLE OF SHIVA AND GANESH - Latinesque groove in Gujri Todi raag. ~PLAY

TENDRILS OF LIGHT ~ Indo-flavored lines over a moving drone. ~PLAY

INDONESIAN - JAZZ:

SHADOW DANCES ~ Going for the gamelan texture and grooves. ~PLAY

AFRICAN - JAZZ:

ZIMBABALUPI ~A dancing melody in an African "two-drop" groove. ~PLAY

GIRAFFE TREK -  6/8 piece that both trots and gallops. ~PLAY

ROMANIAN - JAZZ:

GYROMANIATIONS~ Upbeat 7/8 tune with spinning Baltic-scale melodies. ~PLAY

ASIAN - JAZZ

BUDDHA'S SIESTA ~A blend of Asian-inspired melodies and a Latin samba. ~PLAY 

CELTIC- JAZZ

THE JIGS UP ~An original Irish jig is repeated in both swing and Latin groove ~PLAY

GREEK 

SYTROTIC ~ A 14/8 piece that blends Greek rhythms & scales with an Irish jig. ~PLAY

COMING SOON:

   "R E C E N T    F L I P P O "   

COMPOSITIONS WRITTEN FROM 2012 TO THE PRESENT

     ( these are all instrumentals  - newer compositions will be added soon

(Click the title to go to the sheet music)

 SWING TUNES: 

FREEWHEELIN' ~ Very syncopated tune with a fun rhythmic cycle at the end. - PLAY

THIRD EYE OPEN ~ Intense tune with a development section in the middle. - PLAY

FOURTHISHNESS ~ A three-voice jazz fugue, baby.  PLAY (demo)

COOL FRONT ~ upbeat, high-energy  lines that wind all over. 

LITTLE SPROUT ~ a swing-ballad whose melody - surprisingly - grows upward.

CAVORTING - Playful three-voice jazz fugue -  PLAY (demo)

7 / 8 TUNES: 

FINCH HOUSE ~ Bird like melody dedicated to House Finches everywhere. PLAY

11 / 8 TUNES: 

ELEVENATION ~ Call and response spinning lines. 

BLUELEVEN ~ 12- bar blues in 11 / 8.

LATIN GROOVES: 

SPRING JOY ~ Upbeat samba. 

SAMBA IN THE SKY ~ An attempt to create three -voice counterpoint in samba groove.

FREE TIME: 

METAMORPHOSIS ~ drummer journeys in and out of tempos and grooves against ensemble, which moves from a weaving of contrapuntal to frenetic improvisation and back again.