I'm using this music sheet from the New Real book 1 to play Grover Washington Jr's Make Me A Memory, and I'm trying to understand the structure of the song, as it is written at the bottom right corner:

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But I'm not sure what follows the D.S. After the solo, I go to the S (9th measure) and play from there, but what is the head that I have to play? Is it the A ?

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    not sure if it is OK to post reproduction of copyrighted material here. Feb 19 '16 at 10:10
  • I have no idea what "kicks do not hold for solos" means either. Just when you think you know what you're doing, something totally new comes along. Feb 19 '16 at 12:15
  • @ToddWilcox I guess it's at B, where it has a specific rhythmic pattern Feb 19 '16 at 12:44

The head being the main theme of the song, it is indeed the A part that has to be played. This can also be confirmed by listening to the original recording.


Head is intro + AABBAABB

"kicks do not hold for solos" means don't play the figures above the staff in the B section during the solos.

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