Play Music Scores
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Play Music Scores contains the music parts of Bass, Guitar and Piano of Alain Caron’s 1997 album.

  • PDF Ebook
  • Bass, Guitar and Piano Parts
  • Great for players of all levels
  • Educational and informative
  • Lifetime access




Have fun playing with your band to the fusion music of Alain Caron!

Play now with your friends, and rediscover the timeless compositions of one of the greatest protagonists of the world fusion scene!

The Music Scores of Play, a 1997 album by the great Canadian bass virtuoso and composer Alain Caron, which have been unavailable for over two decades, are finally back on the market.

Take inspiration from Alain Caron’s timeless modern licks, study why and how to play them, and add new phrases to your jazz vocabulary.

PLAY, winner of the Felix Award Nomination – Jazz Album of the Year (1997) and named as one of the ten best bass albums of the 1990s, makes a comeback today with a reissue of the original Lead Sheets, for bass, guitar, and keyboards, enhanced with the Chords Chart, in a reissue edited in detail and revamped in many parts from the first edition.

Essential Components of Play Music Scores

  • Instrumental parts. The music for each instrument is written above one another on separate staves.
  • Chord Symbols. The defining, characteristic component of sheet music is its chord symbols. A chord symbol defines the current harmonic region, as a key signature, and it stays in effect until the chord changes. Chord symbols are set above the staff, centred over the beat where the new harmonic region begins.
  • Tempo, Styles, Clef, Key and Time SignaturesThese provide a basic orientation for the musician.
  • Roadmaps, Repeats, and Arrangement Directions. To keep the scores concise, multiple passes through a section are indicated with repeat signs, multiple ending systems, codas, segnos, and the like. Rehearsal letters or names for different sections (Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc.), are further clarified with double bar lines. Text indications such as “4X” or “Vamp Out” shed light on the form or arrangement.
  • Slash Notation. Time slashes (////) with chord symbols written above indicate solo sections. Charts exclusively for rhythm section players might feature slash notation throughout with no written melody.
  • Ensemble Notation. Critical instrumental hooks, ensemble rhythmic concepts (stop time, or kicks), and repeated licks (often for the bass) might appear in notation in temporary second staff.


  1. P.A.C. Man
  2. In & Out
  3. D-Code
  4. Ton Jardin
  5. Pole Position
  6. Grand Café
  7. Impressions
  8. Après La Pluie…
  9. B 12
  10. Trouble


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