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    Re: Saxophone Mic

    I am just getting into the working level of sax playing after being a bass player for decades so others may be wiser. I love my DPA 4099 clip-on mic that is useful both in the studio and live (as a...
  2. Re: FS: King Zephyr Tenor (re-pad and regulated, killer player)

    Still available?
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    Re: Speakers: 12" or 10"?

    I use the Mackie Thumps with 15". Considering I bought them as refurbs for $250 each they are awesome. I got the 15"s to get the upright bass sound to carry. They are fairly light and I have done...
  4. Re: Colonoscopy: all you need to know and were afraid to ask

    My colonoscopy was not quite pleasant but not unpleasant. It was satisfying because I woke up in the middle of the procedure fully aware and the doctor described what I was seeing on the monitor....
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    Re: which if any sax is appropriate?

    Agreed. But my point remains about the mechanical quality difference between the 23 and the 62.
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    Re: which if any sax is appropriate?

    I am not experienced in wide range of saxes but I would like to add a note about the Yamaha 23. I bought a 23 for my son that I found on Craig's list for $275. So far it has only needed $40 worth of...
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    Re: Improvising and being discouraged

    One device that I use on several tunes in my repertoire is the concept of a springboard motif. I have a pre-conceived idea to get the solo started on a few tunes. This does wonders to instill...
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    Re: Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    This is the lesson I will take from this thread. I will discuss backgrounds tune-by-tune and do what my guys want.
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    Re: Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    This rings true for me in the context of my band. I am the leader principal and composer in the band so I do think it is about communication and see what the others like. I have been sheepish about...
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    Re: Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    No it's the bass players. We have to do something to entertain us. It certainly isn't entertaining listening to the same guitar solos gig after gig.
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    Re: Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    Maybe the key is "section parts to frame another play's solo." Obviously, I am sensitive to this. Maybe the thing is to have very specific parts. I almost always feel the need to do it when there is...
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    Re: Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    ...and stay in tune.

    I am a little paranoid about this since I had someone stop their solo and the band to tell me that we weren't back to the head yet when I was just playing a kick.

    I guess...
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    Protocol: improvising backgrounds

    I realize there is no simple answer to this. I am torn about whether or not it is a good habit to improvise simple backgrounds behind soloists. When is it safe, in jazz standards context, to become...
  14. Re: Which Altissimo/Upper Register book should I buy?

    My advice is to buy Steve Neff's video lessons on the subject but first start with his "voicings" and "overtones" lessons. neffmusic.com/
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    Re: Cheap beginner alto sax...

    I bought a YAS-23 for my kid for $300. and it is certainly good enough. This horn can really wail, even with the stock mouthpiece. Even my ten-year old gets a big sound out of it. You just gotta...
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    Re: Gotta Learn Harmonica...

    I learned harmonica a few years back and it was the bridge that got me to get out my saxophone after a multi-decade excursion into bass playing.

    First off go to: http://www.gindick.com/ his Rock &...
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    Poll: Re: Mouthpiece Patch Yes or Not

    Yes. For basic comfort, to isolate the teeth a bit from vibration and my front teeth are not perfectly even.
  18. Re: What exactly is an overtone and how do I practise it?

    Laurel, I think maybe you need to work through the irritating part and improve the tone of the overtones. This is one of the main points of the exercise. I find that after doing my overtone warm ups...
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    Re: Developing finger speed

    ...so slow that you can't possibly make any mistakes. It's about muscle memory...not muscle strength.

    ...working one finger at a time on a table top...tapping out 16th notes starting at 80bpm....
  20. Thread: Bis key

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    Poll: Re: Bis key

    As a kid I only used the bis key and the dreaded x00 x00 fingering. I never really got the side Bb fingering down. 30 years later when I picked up the horn again, I had the same habit.

    Steve Neff...
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