PLEASE: do NOT submit using stock photos - irrelevant to me.
Read all instructions in the documents provided [attachments]
(also contain photos and text to use)
Vibe: energetic, competent, cutting-edge
NOT: childish (too colorful, or with big clefs and notes) or whimsical/cheesy (flames or stars/sparkles)
NOT: Rock'n Roll (dark background) or otherwise defining a specific musical style.
YES: a bit futuristic, smart, professional, upbeat. I have included photos and diagrams from inside the book which could be worked into a layered or textured look on which the photo of the bass floats.
A cover I like is: Odd Meter Bass by Timothy Emmons, published by Alfred. http://www.amazon.com/Odd-Meter-Bas…040812/ref
SPINE: bright colors, not black.
The bass on the cover is a bright turquoise. It is vintage looking. You could play with that color and the vintage/cutting edge idea.
Dropbox with files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3i6wrrmv…sgmwa?dl=0
Again - PLEASE - do NOT submit samples using stock photos - wonderful ideas, but irrelevant to me.