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May 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm #9011
I think I'll stop learning if I can play this song correctly – how 'bout a rendition, Johnny??May 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm #10334Alan SizerParticipant
Yes please!May 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm #10339
I can't believe I haven't done a video of that tune yet! It always goes over really well when I perform it from time to time, so yes I could do a little video of it for you, hopefully in the very near future.
JohnnyMay 7, 2012 at 11:09 am #10340
You've got me smilin' with that response, Johnny!! Thanks once again!!May 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm #10343DolphParticipant
I think that one sounds simpler that it actually is !!!
Some time ago I bought the sheet music (for Tenor Sax and for Tenor Sax with Piano) and had a problem with the start note. Both pieces started with a different note: The one for only Tenor started with an F sharp and the one for Tenor plus Piano with an E.
I e-mailed Boots Randolph and he replied that the start note was an E with a long slur to A, and playing in concert G for Piano, so there you go.
However, you need some seriously quick hands to be able to play Yakety Sax properly !!
DolphJune 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm #10358Alan SizerParticipant
For some of us, then, it will be a really good long term project. Bring it on!June 29, 2012 at 2:48 am #10359
I promise that this one will come but I have been, and am currently very busy with some projects and since this site is totally free I can only spend time on it when I have that time. Sorry guys, I really appreciate how eager and into it some of you are and so can’t wait to do it for those that are asking but you will have to be patient.
yes, Yakety Sax will take some time, depending of course where you’re at technically but starting very slowly and working out the notes etc and it can be done. You basically have to learn this one if you’re a sax player let’s face it!
JohnnyJune 29, 2012 at 10:57 am #10360
I understand, Johnny….you're being busy and all! We (and I speak for all of us here) do appreciate whatever you do for us here – it's all good!!
And I can be patient…but pls remember that I'm 65 yo!!! How long can I wait???? Haha!
ArtJuly 2, 2012 at 1:47 am #10361
Art, if you think about living to about 120 then you're only middle-age right now, that's how I wanna look at it!
I just performed with my band the last coup[le nights and included Yakety Sax in the show and the crowds went wild! Seriously, it does go over very well and I think every sax player should learn it.July 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #10362
Yes, that song keeps going thru my miond, but it doesnt quite make it to my throat!!
I went to a function yesterday that was supposed to feature "The Sensational Hot Rods" and Tommy Horricks on the sax…..they never appeared at the alotted time….Tommy is my age and I used to go to high school dances where he played during the Stone Age!!
I guess he introduced me to Yakkety Sax way bacxk in the day….
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