Hi, I am a student studying saxophone in South Korea.
I got a homework assignment from one of the RNB singers for my final exam, and I played Whitney Houston music.
Listen, tell me how it is.
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Thank you, saxophone friends. have a good day :)
Happy Juneteenth, SOTW! Here's one of my favorite ballads, written by one of my all-time musical heroes, Herbie Hancock. The original version of "Alone and I" is great, of course, from Herbie's debut solo album, but Mark Turner's take on "Ballad Session" is a really influential recording for me...
Mildly anxious at flooding this forum section... but the responses so far have been lovely and encouraging; so here's the next 'Lockdown Ballad' (man, I miss playing with others so much!)
Enjoy, I hope.
Setup: Conn 10M, Otto Link Florida USA Super Tone Master 9, Jazz Select 2H reed.
Hey everyone! Back with another C Melody Sax video. A bunch of people have requested to hear a ballad on this instrument, so here it is! One of the most beautiful of all time - "My One and Only Love." Let me know what you think, and if you have other song ideas let me know!
Howdy, SOTW! It's been a while since we posted a new video, so here's a slow-jam for your steamy August. "Haunt" is definitely the most ambient and vibey track we've recorded, I daresay, and I hope you dig it.
This one features the wonderful guitarists Carter Arrington and Dan Muniz, bassist...
Now while a lot of people love machine-gun 8th notes ripping over a 300+bpm tune, there's something very personal about ballads. They expose the musician and really draw the listener in to hear what the performer is feeling. I also see a lot of comments on here saying how people nowadays just...
As I am playing mostly in jazz combos these days, when we play ballads I'm often expected to play a sax cadenza at the very end of the tune. I'm looking for advice about how to develop a cadenza, specifically with regard to harmonic motion and melodic development in order to resolve a...
Here is a version i done this morning, (for cafe saxophone BOTM...)
up bright and early and just excited to record using my "new best toy", a new arrival to my family, my original Guardala hand made 'super king'.
all comments are welcome...
Bruce was often the go-to guy in Maynard's band for burning solos at ball-busting tempos. For my blog, I've transcribed a tune (my tune!) featuring Bruce's soft and seductive side. The result is a lovely little etude with some serious musical wisdom embedded into it.
This is the first bari...
I'm about to be a junior in high school and I'm auditioning on tenor for a local jazz ensemble. They have a required piece; it's a transcription of Michael Brecker's solo in Suspone. However, they also are asking for a ballad and another standard or piece of my choosing. I'm looking for...