Been working on the basic Blues exercises for a spell and there’s some really useful content here. The descending portions of the G-F riffs are nice. Going from the F natural to Eb—She’s a squeeker lol
Thanks Saxpoet I really appreciate the feedback mate. It’s frustrating (in a good way) at the moment because i know note wise what I want to do, I just can’t do it yet, but as they say practice makes perfect.
ps Still practicing long notes.
I don’t believe the Key for the relevant chord changes are shown Brother Cavefish, but the accompanying video lesson may mention it, Johnny would know for definite. For a total novice at Saxophone, this course has helped enormously, and has got me playing basic 3 chord Blues progressions. I’m still on the first lesson, but to be honest there’s so much relevant content here that you could use it over dozens of songs.
@Carl, good on you, keep at it. also, long tones should be an on-going thing.
@bc, I play by ear too. reading music is a short cut to learning, doesn’t mean it’s the only way. any musician would recommend being able to do both. but ya, the killer blues course sticks to the 3 blues scales in ONE key. when you’re playing 12 bar blues there is only one key to deal with so all the licks are in this one key…best way to learn.
for those beginners, a 12 bar blues has 3 chords, the 1, the 4, and the 5. these 3 chords are made up of notes from the same chord/key so no matter which of those 3 chords we’re playing it’s still the same key. make sense?
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