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What is improvising?

okay okay. i know stupid question!!! but i need help. I am going into Jazz this year for the first time and i want to know al…

8 years ago
by Mlenox (36 posts)

Help with hearing chord changes

This is a little bit in the other discussion I started, but I hope this gets a little more specific. Heres my problem...I kn…

8 years ago
by tsax_player (76 posts)

Working in a Trio Fashion (Saxophone, Drums, and Bass)

I've been working for the last two years in a quartet/quintet fashion, and I've been thinking of switching to trio just to tr…

8 years ago
by rumsurfer (7 posts)

A Brick Wall...

I started on altissimo a few months ago, but I have encountered a problem. As soon as I get up to altissimo E, it won't come…

8 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

how many black alto's do you have in ur band

i'm black and i was just wondering NOT that i'm racist or anything but how many black saxes are there

8 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

how do i get that rich jazz sound

i was wondering how to get the sound you make when your playing up-beat swing or improv

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

how do i get that rich jazz sound

i was wondering how to get the sound you make when your playing up-beat swing or improv

8 years ago
by jing24 (31 posts)

Bigger Jazz Sound

Hi i'm new to this site I'm 16 years old, i have been playing for 7 years. I have been first alto in my band since grade 10 a…

8 years ago
by diminishedpower (25 posts)

Phil Woods CD Rom

OK---I realize that this question has probably been asked many times before, but since I am fairly new to 'Saxquest' forgive…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Dancing men by Buddy Rich Big Band

Anyone ever heard this song? Is it a good jazz song or is it more funk or funk-rock? It really doesn't sound swing. I'm not s…

8 years ago
by peter090 (155 posts)

Transcriptions

dus anyone know where to get free transcriptions off the net? im looking for sumthing to play for a big band audition... any…

8 years ago
by saxitup (49 posts)

Solo or jazz?

Hey I have this really hard thing that i have to learn if i want to get into Jazz band, at the same time i also have this son…

8 years ago
by kelsey (793 posts)

got some new CD's

These cds are wicked tight 1. Dave Holland Big Band- Overtime 2. Bill Evans- Soulgrass 3. Joshua Redman- Momentum 4. Dizzy G…

8 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

help

any help on jazz? I NEED HELP!!!!!!!! I play the bari and i need mega help. dunno anything about Jazz on bari.

8 years ago
by kelsey (793 posts)

Jazz Mouthpieces and reeds

I've been playing sax for quite some while now, but I've only been playing jazz music for about 2 or 3 years. I just have the…

8 years ago
by The_MarkVI (80 posts)

dude-can you say PAIN??????

Hey is it normal for your lip to hurt realy bad after you play for a while? Like yesterday I played for loger than usual and…

9 years ago
by kelsey (793 posts)

Multiphonics question...

Can anyone provide some tips on using multiphonics when playing the alt. F#?? I don't have a problem using the multiphonic on…

9 years ago
by knorter (205 posts)

Clenched Jaw?

I have noticed that lately I have been clenching my jaw when I play. and after just a while like 45 minutes and my jaw is kii…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Best way to memorize Modes and Chords ?

Hi, By now I know all the Major & Minor Scales, and Triad Chords. I am learning 7th Chords, and also Modes. What is the bes…

9 years ago
by BariSaxplyr (35 posts)

Vandoren V16 Metal Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

I'm looking for a mouthpiece that will give me a more "meaty" sound. I play on a YTS-62 sax with a Morgan 6M mouthpiece and #…

9 years ago
by BariSaxplyr (35 posts)

callise

okay okay I know that i cany spelll very good, but how long does it take to get a callous on you lip? and what happenes if yo…

9 years ago
by knorter (205 posts)

Walter Chancellor Jr.?

I got a new alto saxophone CD for christmas, and I'm sure some people have heard of Al Green, soul singer I think? I got this…

9 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Malaguena

My jazz band is playing the Stan Kenton version of Malaguena and I would like to have the improv sax solo that Gabe Baltazar…

9 years ago
by markseez (17 posts)

Squeeeak T__T

I recently ordered a Dukoff D8 mouthpiece, and i used a 3 1/2 Java Vandoren reed with it, and i squeaked horribly, so I tried…

9 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

what Jazz reed?

To be brief- got into School Jazz band-play Bari saxophone-usually us Rico Royal reeds size #2 1/2-should i use anoher type o…

9 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)
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