couple things Keith…
for me it’s the opposite; I find the hemp plays easier and sounds thinner than the onyx.
for me any MS is too soft and any MH is too hard….I’m a true medium guy and nothing else seems to do.
so, I can’t tell you if there’s a drastic difference between the 2 you asked about. we are all quite different!
they are sand-able…[Read more]
ya, it sounds crazy but that kind of stuff works big time with an audience.
during one tour a couple years ago a crooner I was playing with would bring up a guys date, sit her beside him on a stool at centre stage, sing to her, then I’d stand beside her blowing a sweet sax solo….you wouldn’t believe the look on these ladies faces night after…[Read more]
yes and I got another couple brewing plus I;m realizing I need to get on a Christmas song or two!
to much to do.
sorry to hear about your health…not good being sick! personally I’m in the middle of getting 3 teeth implants!
Like it says on the order/info page:
wait a few hours for me to get the email because I need to add you to the course level manually.
the altissimo course is not a “download”
it’s a level of the site which requires me to add you once I receive the info via email.
what most sax students don’t understand about being able to control and play the altissimo range is that it’s not just about being able to play the altissimo range…
the journey of months that it takes to master those specific exercises and techniques is that by the time you discover that you can hit all those higher notes something else has…[Read more]
William, it’s hard thing to teach here in a forum and I don’t think I’ve ever done a lesson vid on it.
listen to Ben Webster, I’ve never heard anyone do it better. then….
try hitting the low D with a quick run down fro middle A.
when you get to D lower your bottom lip or jaw or combination of both (here is where your experimentation comes in)
saxjohnny replied to the topic Upper notes D# and higher are flat on tenor; ideas/tips? in the forum Problems With Your Sax? 1 month ago
as far as I know, bringing your upper lip over upper teeth is not good. rest your top teeth directly on your mp.
I too have had the problem of biting thru those rubber pads and can’t use them. I get the stuff from my dentist which they use to make dentures (ya the pink stuff) it’s really hard and it’s what Dave Guardala used on his original…[Read more]
Franky, glad you made it! I’m sure there’s a lot of people who can identify with your analogy of having a grasp on it but realizing there’s a lot more to it….welcome to the journey!
it’s been a lot of fun for me, and very satisfying as well. one good and strong step at a time and you’ll progress. the more time you can spend on your horn the…[Read more]
Hey William, absolutley right. I think that note should actually have come out as a # since the chord over it is major.
it’s one of those things like in blues where the 3rd works both ways as a major or minor….. the minor giving us a more bluesy feel
they can both be used but technically in this case it should have been a major….good ears William!
yes the solo starts at end of bar 34 and goes right to the end.
yes it’a a I to IV progression and so you can just use a major pentatonic blues scale: 1,2,3,5,6
in Bb as it is in the tenor chart this is; Bb,D,Eb,F,G
if you look closely at my solo you’ll see several uses of the C note as well which is the 6th of the Eb major pentatonic scale.
Ok guys I found one that’s working:
that’s a beleivable one Jak!
no ones more of a “jazzer” than Sonny Rollins but he had such impecible taste that he played for the music, not for others to see how many notes he could fit in.
as for stories….after those “Tattoo You” sessions he was asked in an interview about working with the Stones in the studio to which he replied something…[Read more]
sxpoet is this the one you were using:
funny, I was gonna recommend it cause been using it for years and it’s not connecting so am thinking it’s the one you were using as well.
if not maybe it’s just down temporarily.
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