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Advice

All those real book type players (and now real book telephone players) should try and actually learn some tunes. If s…

1 week ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

Lou Donaldson Transcriptions

I have a number of Lou Donaldson transcriptions that I am cleaning up and will post to my website over time.
To get…

2 weeks ago
by Saxquest (296 posts)

Yamaha vs Selmer

Hi guys, I was wonder wheather the Selmer SAS280 la Voix II or the Yamaha YAS-480 is a better saxaphone, or if there are a…

2 weeks ago
by GFC (331 posts)

Phil Woods Exercise

Freejazzlessons.com published an article of mine about an exercise that I learned from Phil Woods many years ago:

1 month ago
by mariajohn (1 post)

60 Sonny Rollins solo transcriptions!

Hello everyone,
I have decided to publish my big collection of transcriptions done by me, of the Sax…

2 months ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

Jackie McLean Transcription

I've added a transcription of Jackie McLean's solo on "I Remember You" to my website:

http://scooby-sax.com/Tra…

4 months ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

I am fresh off the boat and eager to learn.

Hello, my names Charles. I'm 18 and have always had the strongest interest in music, pertaining woodwinds, brass, but main…

4 months ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

Downloadable Jazz Backing Tracks

www.jazzbacks.com Professional Backing Tra…

5 months ago
by saxophonecommunity (2 posts)

Gerry Mulligan Transcription

Hey everyone, its my first post on this forum so I will very quickly introduce myself. My name is Tom Kilian and im from P…

5 months ago
by birdlover (40 posts)

Beginner Jazz Standards

Hey all

I'm a returning saxophonist after approximately a 20 year hiatus, so effectively, I'm a complete beginn…

5 months ago
by wesburnham (3 posts)

Pete Christlieb's setup

I was looking at the section of theo wanne's web site (www.mouthpieceheaven.com) that lists most of the top players from the…

6 months ago
by musicderm (1 post)

Question about mouthpieces

Hello, I am a Tenor Saxophonist who has been playing the saxophone for a little over 5 years now. I've gone by all that ti…

6 months ago
by Dr G (2 posts)

If you had $20 to spend at iTunes ... ?

Let's say, just hypothetically, an aspiring alto-sax player had $20 to spend on iTunes (gift card -- can't be spent elsewh…

7 months ago
by tempomaster (28 posts)

Phil Woods solo analysis

I published the latest issue of my Newsletter. In this one I examine a Phil Woods solo and develop a number of exercises b…

8 months ago
by scooby

A Few Tips for Beginner Jazzers Regarding Improvising

The most melodic lines are scalular in nature. If you do too many large in…

8 months ago
by ShadowedNinja11 (2 posts)

Larry McKenna Transcription

I have added a transcription of Larry McKenna's solo on "Out Of Nowhere" to my website:

http://www.scooby-sax.c…

9 months ago
by scooby

Why don't Clarinets play Jazz?

I've posted something like this before, but I still don't understand why the heck Clarinets don't play Jazz. When Jazz first…

9 months ago
by turtlejimmy (14 posts)

Need Help buying a new saxophone, one that plays jazz well

I am a high school student, and I would like to buy a nice used tenor saxophone, preferrably one that plays jazz well. I f…

9 months ago
by birdlover (40 posts)

Jamey Aebersold CD

Hi Everyone! 
I've recently purchesed the Jamey Aebersold Major and Minor's play along book (volume 24). The onl…

10 months ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

Art Pepper Transcription

I have added a transcription of Art Pepper's solo on "Holiday Flight" to my website:

http://www.scooby-sax.com/…

10 months ago
by scooby

Could an experienced player help me?

Hi,I am David. I obviously play sax. I am 14, and have been playing Alto since I was 9. I really love playing, and I was h…

12 months ago
by saxyman17 (3 posts)

Trying to find a fount of wisdom

Hey all,
7 replies by AlexHill (1 post) 2 years ago

12 months ago
by saxyman17 (3 posts)

Jazz Saxophone Mouthpieces

I am thinking of trying the Meyer Metal mouthpiece for my Alto. I have a Kessler Custom Alto saxophone. I would like to get a…

12 months ago
by jon henri (16 posts)

Gary Foster Transcription

I have added a transcription of Gary Foster's solo on "Yardbird Suite" to my website:

http://www.scooby-sax.com…

1 year ago
by scooby (66 posts)

Need help buying a Bari Sax.

Hey! I am currently a Middle School student playing ONLY Jazz style of music. I'll be playing in Mt. Spokane Highschool Ja…

1 year ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)
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