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by cycles
(25 posts)
1 year ago

C Melody

Why would anyone play a C Melody sax, apart from the obvious, ie non-transposing. Is there some other qualities that players like. Just curious.
Thanks in Advance
Cycles

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  1. by Saxquest
    (296 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: C Melody

    Absolutely, the C-Melody has a unique voice and can be a great instrument. The key is finding a good mouthpiece. Bill Street used to make a great c-melody mouthpiece.

    Check out Dave Pietro's 2001 recording "Standard Wonder" on A-Records. He shows the the c-melody can be a great saxophone voice.

    http://www.davepietro.com

    Cheers,
         Mark Overton
         www.saxquest.com

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    1. by cycles
      (25 posts)

      1 year ago

      Re: C Melody

      Amazing Player. I came across the clinic at Saxquest. and listened to his amazing rendition of ALL the things you are. Love the way he uses the altisimo as a continuation of his wonderful melodic improvisations. What a technique !
      On his site i think he was playing the C Melody in the Stevie Wonder song You and I. Loved the Sound.
      Also great Soprano sound in the song. All in Love is Fair.
      Also Mark. Thanks for introducing me to this Force of Nature that is Dave Pietro.
      Cycles
      PS. YOU ASK FOR SOMETHING AND GET 10 TIMES MORE
       

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