I'm getting into these advanced techniques and, while of course all the fingerings can be found on the web, it would be convenient to have a single master reference work that gives all the most useful fingerings for altissimo, microtones, and multiphonics. Does anyone know of such a book?
I am working on my bachelors thesis and was curios to find as many recordings of sax multiphonics as possibel before Brecker era. Can you guys send some links or recommend any tunes to look for?
Q2: What's the earliest recording of any saxophonist playing multiphonics you can...
I'd like to share this brand new concert film with you. Just released today, WYR TERRANIGMA is my new trio + guest Areni Agbabian (lead singer with Tigran Hamasyan) and Joanna Wallfisch (recent duo album with Dan Tepfer). The performance is completely improvised, and is based on a...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pXlYXSZsSk (from about 0:40 onwards)
So, what was he doing? I know multiphonics, but how? Had he worked out a tonne of multiphonics, or was he just doing something with his airstream (flutter tongue?) to split the notes? Or was he playing (somewhat) randomly in...
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I've been struggling with getting altissimo comfortably for a good few years now. I must admit I've not put as much practice time into overtones and multiphonics as I should have been, but certain elements have come quicker than others and I find myself easily deflated..
I hear this alot more in funk and "smooth jazz" (David Sanborn, Keith McKelly, Karlhos Misajel) than in straight ahead jazz (of course, Michael Brecker comes to mind). When I play an altissimo G, if I overblow the note, it gets this nice gritty multiphonic. I can only do it on that note however...
I've been experimenting with solo sax improvisations using extended techniques to accompany myself.
I made a video of one of my tacks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfEBIcXhnic
It would be really cool to know what people think.
Ok, I've got two problems;
First one: When I go for altissimo G, the note usually shoots up to altissimo B and I can bend up to oblivion after that. I don't want that to happen but it only happens on G and sometimes G#. (altissimo) Is this just me or should I have my horn checked?
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...