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    I understand your problem. It's very common among...

    I understand your problem. It's very common among intermediate players.

    Reading this might help:

    Improve your timing – how to develop a mental clock
    http://www.saxmusicplus.com/?p=61
    ...
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    Not necessarily. It’s purely a matter of...

    Not necessarily. It’s purely a matter of preference, quality and suitability. But if you can afford a mouthpiece that your favourite players use, try them out, of course.
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    Ah. I should have looked at your profile first....

    Ah. I should have looked at your profile first. Walking 5 to 6 miles every other day and still playing - you're doing all right.

    I know a sax player here in Kent (UK) who is still playing and...
  4. Comin' Home Baby is a good one that uses just the...

    Comin' Home Baby is a good one that uses just the blues scale. Great tune and so simple.
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    Are you blowing correctly from your diaphragm? If...

    Are you blowing correctly from your diaphragm? If you're not, more air stream support will help you sort it out. Much has been written on the subject. I do have an article about diaphragm support on...
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    Well I've had a listen and you're playing is not...

    Well I've had a listen and you're playing is not at all bad. I don't know how long you've been playing or how old you are. But many young players expect to sound fantastic (I'm referring just to...
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    That's right. And people used to dance to it....

    That's right. And people used to dance to it. Back then, jazz didn't have intellectual connotations.
  8. I agree with all of this because, quite frankly,...

    I agree with all of this because, quite frankly, apart from the blues scales, fitting dorian, diminished scales and so on, over chord sequences never worked for me (although, for some it obviously...
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    They do seem to be going downhill a bit. The...

    They do seem to be going downhill a bit. The first one out of a new box that I bought recently was split down the centre.
  10. Thread: Wah Pedal?

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    As someone who uses effects and a wah pedal, I...

    As someone who uses effects and a wah pedal, I reckon that's the answer. I've got my effects board optimised - a noise gate can help - but in the end it's always down to the front-of-house sound...
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    You can wash reeds with plain old soap and water....

    You can wash reeds with plain old soap and water. The fibres become clogged after a while. I sometimes give them a gentle scrub with an old toothbrush, warm water and soap. Pay attention to the back...
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    Great advice. Don't just copy - try to absorb his...

    Great advice. Don't just copy - try to absorb his style. I had to play a lot of his stuff, night after night, a while back including note for note transcriptions. He was a fantastic player, one of...
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    I don't know for sure but if it's just a snatch...

    I don't know for sure but if it's just a snatch of melody, I doubt that it would be a problem. Why not ask the publisher? Again, I don't know for sure but I think you should ask the soloist's...
  14. Rick - I've recently started selling my stuff on...

    Rick - I've recently started selling my stuff on eBay. If you're still considering a purchase, check the feedback here:
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  15. Thread: Miking saxs

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    You might do better to ignore him and range...

    You might do better to ignore him and range yourselves around one of those mics - a little way off. That's how a very experienced sound person I know always mic'd a sax trio (out front of a big...
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    I don't normally play baritone but have borrowed...

    I don't normally play baritone but have borrowed one in the past for the odd theatre dep. So I've got a pretty full box of Rico Royal 3s in my drawer. I ran out of tenor reeds the other day and used...
  17. Thread: Transposing

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    It might be easier to think: Any C on the...

    It might be easier to think:

    Any C on the piano is a D on clarinet/trumpet/soprano and tenor sax

    Any C on the piano is an A on the alto and baritone saxes

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    Any Bb on the piano is a C on...
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    … sorry, I was a bit out of order, maybe, you...

    … sorry, I was a bit out of order, maybe, you know, about playing In The Mood several times a night. Can't give up the day job, though - haven't got one. By the way, being a 'working pro' isn't just...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
  20. That's right. Sad, isn't it? I'm actually a fully...

    That's right. Sad, isn't it? I'm actually a fully paid up workaholic. I'm staying at a cottage in France. I forced myself - at the last minute, before leaving - to unpack a keyboard, audio interface...
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