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  1. Composer/Composition
    I’ve been composing jazz for many years, but I’ve always had an issue knowing how much freedom of interpretation to give my pianists/guitarists. Here’s what I mean: If I want to hear an F13 chord, would writing “F7” be enough? If a pianist sees an F7 chord, is it standard practice for said...
  2. Practicing
    Hi, I want to share the way this "chord spelling" arpeggio exercises. I have used "all the thing you are" as a platform for this study. I have played every chord both in root position and in all inversions. Hope you like it, subscribe to my channel to be updated, a new video every monday...
  3. Teaching
    Hey everyone! Here's episode 4 of my series called "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music!" In this episode I talk about a big mistake some educators make when teaching improvisation, and that is the fact that CHORDS ≠ SCALES!! Let me know what you think!
  4. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    I'm a tenor saxophone player and I'm pretty good when it comes to improvisation, but however when the chord changes come into play, not so much. I do believe it is because I haven't grown accustom to counting until the chord changes then switching while thinking up something to make the audience...
  5. General Discussion
    I'm a 9th Grader in my High School Jazz Band. My teacher recently gave us our new song, "The Michael Brecker Waltz" and he gave me the Tenor Sax solo part. I don't have any trouble with the written parts, just the improvisation part. I have previous experience improvising with (especially...
  6. Jazz and Improvisation
    A Rocker plays 3 chords in front of 3000 people. A Jazzman play 3000 chords to 3 people.
  7. Practicing
    I like how this connects the inversions of the triads. It also works with the minor triads and some other variations I'm going to post in the next day or so. I have a variation of this that moves through different keys at each inversion...stay tuned! Here's the link where it can be downloaded...
  8. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    looking to transcribe the sax in Morphines song "wishing well" to bass...any help is appreciated
  9. Playing Songs
    I've got the tune written out for this nice Latin piece. I'm struggling with the chords. It rattles along so briskly it's hard to hear. Can anyone help out with the chords in either concert or for Bb tenor?
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hello SOTW, Just recently discovered this amazing song, and have figured out (most of) the notes for it. However, I was wondering if anyone had the chords or a decent MIDI file so I could learn the keyboard backing track. I'd be willing to cough up some money if there is a paid transcription...
  11. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Does anyone know the chord changes to The Dream that David Sanborn plays? I have the song transcribed, but figuring out the chords is a different animal. Thanks, Zach
  12. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I'm trying to transcribe Greasy Granny, a great Charlie Hunter song from his CD Bing Bing Bing, but I'm stuck. The melody is not the problem, and I can transcribe the bass line in the A-section. But cannot figure out the chords. I found this old thread...
  13. Jazz and Improvisation
    I've been improvising for a while now...about three years...and every time I just use a scale that covers the whole chord progression such as a blues scale...that's how I learned when I first learned. Now I want to start getting into changing with the chords and actually pulling some fantastic...
  14. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I transcribed the melody line, the horn part is pretty simple, but I can't quite figure out the changes. Any help would be great.
  15. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I'm studying KuKu (by Barry Cockcroft) on my soprano atm. I play a straight Mauriat and I find that some of the multiphonic fingerings marked just don't work on my sax. My teacher has tried too and whilst they are easily playable on her curved sop, the multiphonic just doesn't seem to be there...
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