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  1. Practicing
    Hi, I think that the process of transcribing is one of the most useful to evolve as a player to improve: ear training, technique, rhythm, jazz vocabulary I don't use any software, just my stereo or computer. I press play, pause, sing the melody and then transfer it on the horn. This is how I do...
  2. Practicing
    Can anyone recommend a site or source that has good backing tracks with guitar? I find myself playing with guitarists a lot- I jam with a guitar duo doing a friendly garage thing and am also in a band that covers rock and country that actively does gigs. I feel I need to get better at...
  3. Playing Songs
    Hi all, first post here and I wasn't sure which subforum it should be in but this seemed the most likely culprit! Apologies in advance for potentially rambling a bit. Anyways, I've been an on-again off-again tenor sax player for years and a big part of not staying with it has been that music...
  4. Practicing
    Hi, I just want to share this good exercise that I'm practicing in these days. The first part is about ear training, identifying the intervals of the melody and then trasposing them in a new key connecting the last note to the first one of the new key. The second part is more technical because...
  5. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hi guys, just wanted to share the new app bundle with four of the best tools to practice jazz improv: Tonal Harmony • Ear Training • Scales, Modes & Melodic Patterns • Sight-Reading I hope you find it useful. https://mdecks.com Thanks.
  6. Practicing
    I've been going back through some Ear Training Exercises and trying to get the intervals ingrained but I'm having some trouble. I've tried using songs and solfege, but I'm still not really hearing them. Then I thought I would play these intervals on my horn to see if I could get them more...
  7. Practicing
    It's been a five year absence since I last played my horn and a few events have occurred this year that have me interested in playing again. But one major thing stuck out...if I really want to be able to sit in on jam sessions I need to work on my ear training. This is something I've neglected...
  8. Jazz and Improvisation
    This one is lighter on theory! Most jazz educational resources aimed at beginners start with theory, chords symbols, modes, patterns, and licks. If you like that approach, this article isn’t for you. I work with lots of students, amateur musicians, and educators who are overwhelmed and confused...
  9. Practicing
    Hello all, I need some guidance on how to really learn jazz. I am lucky to have a good ear. I can basically play anything that I listen to. If I hear changes, I can pretty much play over them OK can generally change keys when needed. Unfortunately thats really my problem. Because I can BS my...
  10. Jazz and Improvisation
    from: http://craigbuhler.com/2015/01/25/how-i-learned-to-play-by-ear/ Here’s a 1963 picture of “The Downbeats” with our matching red blazers. I’m the towhead on the right with the clarinet. Our pianist had an unnerving habit of calling off complex Broadway arrangements he had worked up...
  11. General Discussion
    I'm not sure if this belongs in the beginner's section so please move it if it should go somewhere else. I can sight read most sheet music fairly easily (not crazy 16th note+ jazz licks and the like, but popular songs and stuff) and I'm a semi-decent player, but I can't play by ear for the life...
  12. Practicing
    Hi, I recently published an ear training app for Android based around my own requirements. I am now considering expanding on it and would like some other opinions on the format and any features that could be added or improved. The app currently supports intervals, chords and scales, with chord...
  13. Practicing
    Hi Folks, I’m thinking about developing a website to help people practice ear training/sight reading/music theory . My goal is to make something that’s a bit friendlier and more beautiful to use, something that would help beginners (like my mother) along ‘the path’. It looks like folks on this...
  14. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'd like to ask if anyone can help me in my endeavours to develop a certain ability that I have been long yearning for: It's to improvise by hearing the next note internally, recognising the interval (whether it's the staying on same note, going up a particular interval or going down) and then...
  15. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    The new version of Reel Ear, the ear training software based on user controlled random melodies or chord dictations, is now available. To celebrate the launching, we are giving away FREE copies of Reel Ear to saxontheweb.net forum visitors (a $29.95 value) from right now until October 1st, 2012...
  16. Practicing
    Hi, all my playing has always been done by reading music sheets, what is the best way to progress to playing by ear, I struggle as soon as I move away from the written music, any suggestions please.
  17. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hello SOTW Community, I'd like to share with you a project I recently finished. Drone Tones is a collection of drones in each pitch of the chromatic scale tuned to A = 440 Hz. The collection of sounds are intended as a practice aid for woodwinds, brass , strings, vocalists, and any other...
  18. Jazz and Improvisation
    The transcribed solos of masters such as Bird, Trane, Ralph Moore, & many others contain certain phrases which are so melodic, rhythmic, and harmonically rich that they deserve to be studied in all 12 keys. The purpose is NOT to mimic a bunch of lix copy-cat style, but rather to build a richer...
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