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    Mike Potter
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    quick rendition (clams and all) of Harlem Nocturne with my new sax, a Drake Contemporary mouthpiece (9*) and a Select Jazz 3S reed. The trying to work some altissimo in my solos, LOL… lots more practice needed.

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    Pete
    Pete
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    Nice one Mike

    #85341

    Mike Potter
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    Thanks Pete, I’m not happy at all with the solo section. I’m going through Johnny’s dominant 7th soloing exercises and I see where I need much more space in this solo and to come up with a melody to place around the chord changes. It’s a journey!

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    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    its fine, i love this song its got mystic and crime drama, sweet set up too,dig select jazz reeds

    #85343

    Mike Potter
    Participant

    Thanks Brother! I love the way Sam (the man) Taylor plays this song, it’s almost scary… ha ha. Johnny does a hell of a cover as well. I cut a few other tracks but still not happy with them, I think my neighbors are sick of hearing me play this tune so I’ll give it some time and come back to it in a couple days…. when everyone is at work!

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    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    Great stuff Mike! Love your tone–very full, fat and smooth sounding. You have some of that ‘buzz’ in your sound too, very cool. Hats off to you 🙂

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    Mel
    Mel
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    Yeah! Good stuff!

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    saxomonica
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    Xcellent!

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    Simon
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    Great! I love it.

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    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    the viscounts and illinois jacquet do sick versions too,,, sam the man well personally i think he drags it too much and overkills on the ornamentation , my thoughts anyway,, Juam mena does a sick job in a higher key,—-whats your fall off pattern from F to C#

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    Johnny
    Johnny
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    Beautiful Mike! Hey One of the Dominant 7 scale lessons that’s coming soon is on “Patterns” and I think you’ll be able to incorporate them into your playing almost right away….especially this tune cause they’re (One of them anyway) is kinda on the jazzy side.

    Also, your 2nd last altissimo note got a little rasp to it and so this is a little of what we talked about “splitting” those notes. Don’t know if it was intentional but regardless check it out and try moving on from there because there was definately something there!

    #85473

    Mike Potter
    Participant

    Thanks folks, Brother – I think I just went from F to E to C#.

    Johnny, Looking forward to the next dominants 7th lesson! I’ve been working through the dominant 7th scales in all keys. In all the lessons I’ve taken none of the teachers really emphasized this scale, weird. Yeah I think that note split was more accidental than deliberate! I’ve been working rolling my bottom lip a little forward on the mouthpiece and that seems to get the split note thing happening. Now to be able to do it in a gig situation…

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