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  • #99613
    james brown
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    some days i use this Ap on my iPad,

    It’s nice now and then just to chill out using the Ap, calm down and then later in the day pick up the sax in a completely relaxed mood.

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    #99617
    saxomonica
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    Mesmerise me up, Jamie !! 🙂

    #99620
    james brown
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    The next best way to relax, is to put on a harmony backing track, not a melody backing track, get the sax out and meditate just playing notes that sound great with the backing track. Completely forget all the theory rules just play stuff that sounds nice tootle away.

    It’s a really powerful way of playing sweet spot in tune notes, it develops projection of expressing feeling in notes, it’s not like long tones but better. The reason being you’re not under stress of playing a note correctly like when you are playing from a music, it gives the chance to play beautiful sounding notes. notes that take your breath away….

    #99622
    james brown
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    The next best way to relax, is to put on a harmony backing track, not a melody backing track, get the sax out and meditate just playing notes that sound great with the backing track. Completely forget all the theory rules just play stuff that sounds nice tootle away.

    It’s a really powerful way of playing sweet spot in tune notes, it develops projection of expressing feeling in notes, it’s not like long tones but better. The reason being you’re not under stress of playing a note correctly like when you are playing from a music sheet, it gives you the chance to play beautiful sounding notes. notes that take your breath away..

    #99641
    saxomonica
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    Thank you, James!! Top advice. I’m working on volume and dynamics now.

    #99664
    james brown
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    nice video! wish i could play like that.

    volume and dynamics? i was recently doing that with long tones,
    get the electronic tuner out, play a middle Bb, start of very quietly working up to max volume and go back down to very quietly.
    I found that difficult to do to keep the tuner needle in the middle all the time, i have to increase and decrease air flow evenly otherwise i go off key.

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