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  1. Classical Saxophone
    suggestions on a classical tenor solo that is technically challanging, more so than the Villa-lobos (fantasia). TY!
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Just joined a community band after loooong hiatus. They just got "Orilla del Mar" which has a protracted tenor solo, but only lists chords. I don't have that improvisational skill - how do I create a solo? I heard a guy do one on you tube but couldn't possibly transcribe it . . . thanks if you...
  3. Classical Saxophone
    Hi, so the main reason I joined this website was to ask this question. I'm hoping to find some good solos from this. So I'm an incoming junior in high school and I like competing in my State's Solo & Ensemble competition. This last year I met the guy who won the State competition. He was a...
  4. Recordings, Movies
    Band director transcribed/arranged the piece one week before the solo, band had 2 practices, so try to hear past that and tell me what you think..... http://s715.photobucket.com/albums/ww159/4ajia2/Amandas%20Senior%20Solo/?action=view&current=AmandaSolo.mp4
  5. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    ok, this is not for beginners.. Tubby Hayes - analysis & transcriptions of some of his great solos [ from the NY sessions with Clark Terry - you MUST own this CD ! ] If anyone has a contact for Mr. Orgill, please thank him, from me, for his effort. http://gradworks.umi.com/3318427.pdf...
  6. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    I'm a sophomore in High school, if you are familiar to Texas' solo and ensemble, this is my second year going to State Solo and Ensemble. I'm searching for a challenging solo. I was looking at solos such as "Caprice en Forme de Valse" or Creston's "Sonata". I have already played Eccles'...
  7. Jazz and Improvisation
    I need a good sax solo to transcribe on one of the standards, or should at least use a standard form. It could also be a blues. It should be hard but not massively fast. Thanks in advance, legends of SATW.
  8. Classical Saxophone
    Are there any solos you guys know of that let you play like you're angry. Or ones that are just fun to play in general, for example.. Something like Scaramouche (Milhaud) feels like a circus, kind of lighthearted and fun, and you can really get into that. It would need to be about 5-7 minutes...
  9. Classical Saxophone
    Hello, I need to pick two contrasting classical alto sax pieces for a college application supplement. The first one I think I am going to use is the first movement of the Heiden Sonata, and am looking for something to contrast it. An advanced and respectable solo with or without piano...
  10. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    So yesterday I was auditioning for a disco band alongside another alto saxophonist and was put on the spot to take a solo. I wasn't expecting this, especially since being put on the spot meant that in the middle of the song the drummer pointed at me with a stick and pretty much yelled "you...
  11. Brand Name Players ...
    Hey everyone, I've been playing sax (alto and tenor) for a while now... always really been into rock and blues. Like many of you, I've always been in search of the "perfect" sound and I found mine on a rarely-listened to Pink Floyd album. At about 2:10 on a track called "The Gunner's Dream"...
  12. Recordings, Movies
    At the beginning (2:00 something) and at the end: 7:00 something) enjoy :D I made the vid. It would be nice to hear your thoughts guys :D thanks! Greats JD
  13. Jazz and Improvisation
    Has anyone successfully worked thru the Hal Leonard book of Coleman Hawkins solos as transcribed by Timo Shanko? I spent a fair amt of time on the "Body & Soul" transcription (as well as some others) last year using the wonderful free program "Best Practice" to loop & slow down Bean's...
  14. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi great saxplayers, I trie to figure out the solo that starts at 2.35 in this youtube movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKvpCuCz2s It is 8 bars of solo, but quite difficult. Perhaps someone here is willing to help me with putting this on sheet music? Or perhaps someone has already...
  15. Playing Songs
    Just started playing or should i say trying to learn the sax a few months ago, getting lessons 1 hr a week, had a go at an improv of summertime using band in a box in reggae style. What do ye think? - Remember im only starting - take it easy on me :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ9xVs2DK4o...
  16. 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...
  17. Teaching
    I've been teaching for a couple years now, and I have two middle school students who will be playing at solo and ensemble this year. Since I was more advanced when I began lessons, my first solo that I worked on was Chasson et Passepied. I am unfamiliar with easier repertoire. I am looking for...
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