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Phil Heenan

Phil Heenan is an extremely talented saxaphone player... At the age of 82, he has released his debut album, Saxaphobia. Ple…

8 years ago
by www.myspace.com/philheenan (1 post)

New to jazz, need advice.

Hello, I've only been playing saxophone for about 3 months now, but i really enjoy it. I rented one because i couldn't play o…

8 years ago
by counterstrike532 (3 posts)

Importance of Transcriptions

I just want to get some feedback from the serious jazz players of the group. How many transcriptions have you personally done…

8 years ago
by saxmachine777 (57 posts)

Modal Jazz

I have created a website dedicated to modal jazz - www.modaljazz.com. The kind of music made famous by Miles Davis on the rec…

8 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

paul desmond

Does anyone know what sax, mouthpiece, reed Desmond used?

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Hot Water is yourFfriend

I could be full of crap, but I've found that drinking hot water before you play, and soaking reeds in hot water helps me play…

8 years ago
by saxmachine777 (57 posts)

Voice leading drills?

I have been wondering. My teacher is always talking about voice leading chourds, and how important it is to do that in a solo…

8 years ago
by saxmachine777 (57 posts)

Tenor Saxophones: Vintage vs Modern

So..wow. I haven't posted on here in forever, but i was never religious about it anyways i gues..er.. anyways! Its that time…

8 years ago
by Donnie The B (282 posts)

Squeaky mouthpiece... advice?

I am borrowing a new mouthpiece from my teacher. I am used to playing on jazz mouthpieces, as well as metal mouthpieces, but…

8 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Ear Training

Anyone know the best book/technique to use for ear training? I think I saw a Jamey Aebersold Ear Training book, is it good? a…

8 years ago
by rg3000 (1 post)

Navy School Of Music

Is there anyone who attend this School in Little Creek Va.

8 years ago
by Roccosm (113 posts)

"ballad"

i put a vieo on: 3 replies by "mo" (5 posts) 8 years ago

8 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

Vandoren ZZ reeds, crap or good?

Hey everyone! I just purchased two Vandoren ZZ reeds (3 1/2 strength) and I find them to be a bit too whiny on my sax. I usua…

8 years ago
by saxophone2001 (31 posts)

good mouthpiece for my horn

I am playing a yamaha yas-62 II which is a rather bright sounding horn and am looking for a good mouth piece to match it. I o…

8 years ago
by tenormadness (6 posts)

Lee Konitz On Improvisation

Here is an interview that Lee Konitz, my teacher, did in DownBeat magazine in 1985. It explains his approach in teaching impr…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Mouthpiece For King Super 20

Just the other day I dropped my Meyer 5M hard rubber mouthpiece on the hardwood floor and the corner got chipped. Since I hav…

8 years ago
by MavisDavis (21 posts)

gettin the right sound

hey! So ive been playing improv for about a year now and playing in school for 7 or 8 (junior now) and ive been trying to nai…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Somethin' Else

Hey everyone. I just picked up this CD from the local music store. It is truly a masterful work of art. I was just looking th…

8 years ago
by Dark Eyes (138 posts)

melodic improvisation

I've always somewhat had this problem, but recently it's been bothering me much more than usual. I am decent at improvisation…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Jazz Theory, help please!

I'm going to a Jazz Workshop in a week and I'm trying to figure out some Jazz theory stuff so I don't make a total fool out o…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

extended solos

I've recently started playing in a smaller group and have had to take fairly extended solos. Since I'm used to playing in mor…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

The Changing Times

After participating in several discussions regarding the recent "chop heavy" styles of younger or more recent players I thoug…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Fake Books??

I was just curious which fake books other saxophonists are using. I will appriciate any and all help in deciding the best to…

8 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Otto link 8*

I play tenor saxophone with a metal otto link 8*. I am currently playing a Yamaha Yts-21 but hope to get buescher or martin…

8 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Gordon Goodwin transcriptions

Hey guys ( and girls) I was wondering if any of you had either transcribed any solos on either of the GG Big Phat Band cd's…

8 years ago
by Solzano (2 posts)
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