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  • #77178
    joel pollock
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    Hi. Does the Amazing Grace sheet music download include the grace notes you are playing in the example video or is it just the plain melody? Thanks.

    #77251
    JohnnyJohnny
    Keymaster

    Just the plain melody.
    Did you miss the grace notes lesson?:

    Embellishments-2

    #77259
    joel pollock
    Participant

    Thanks. I’m just a beginner. I’m going to purchase the beginner first 4 song package. I’m watching your 14 free lessons now. Or is there a beginning saxophone package I should buy?

    #77322
    JohnnyJohnny
    Keymaster

    The first bunch of free lessons will do you fine. Once you’re getting some solids sounds and learn all the fingering start working on those easy tunes.

    #77404
    joel pollock
    Participant

    where can i find embellishments-1? i’ve been looking everywhere. thanks.

    #77411
    JohnnyJohnny
    Keymaster

    It’s here:

    Embellishments-1

    #82315
    john springer
    Participant

    I am wondering why Amazing Grace written with a G Major key signature when there is not an F/F# in the song? Since there are no sharps or flats in the song, why is this not just called the key of C? It it because of the tonic? Did I answer my own question? Seems funny to play to a song in some key without fingering any sharps or flat from that key but I guess it can be true?

    #82340
    JohnnyJohnny
    Keymaster

    That is a good and fair question John.
    The answer is that it doesn’t matter if there is or isn’t an F in the melody.
    The composer wrote a beautiful melody in the key of G major but found no use or need for the F note.
    This is irrelevent as to the key in which the song is in. In this case it is indeed in the key of G major.
    Not having an F in a piece of music that’s in G is more unusual than having one but it is indeed the case here.

    If you want to analyze this music take a look at the notes used: more than any others, the most used notes in that song are G, B, and D.
    when you lay out a G major chord what are the notes? G, B, D
    and that is why you can’t just say it’s in the key of C.

    #82371
    john springer
    Participant

    Clear and concise answer. Makes perfect sense now. Thank you.

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