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Hi, I just want to share a good method that I use to go over a good number of standards in a practice session.
I have called it the "one chorus" method and showed it in the video.
It works great for me, hope it can work also for you.

 

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Thank you ShedShark, I also don't like harsh sounding baritone sound that you often hear.
I lean towards a more dark and cavernous tone.
Soundwise the best tones I've ever heard on bari are Gerry Mulligan and Serge Chaloff.
But I admit that I the musicians that I've listened and studied more are tenor players: Dexter Gordon and Zoot Sims maybe
 

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You know, Fabrizio....I was listening to your clips yesterday over at the CafeSaxophone.....and it struck me that you playing style on the BigHorn is VERY Tenor-like. So, whether you intended to or not, IMHO you do approach the baritone in a Tenor-like way. Not an easy thing to pull off as it requires a great deal of proficiency.

Anyway, I always enjoy your playing....sound, phrasing, all of it.
 

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That's a very good approach - I often, especially when learning a tune, alternate 1 chorus melody, 1 chorus improv, 1 chorus melody, 1 chorus improv... and so on. But you are correct, this is a great way to keep your repetoire fresh!

And regarding your playing: I think of Tony Bennett saying "Beautiful!", in his own inimitable way :)
 

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@JayeLYD Thank you, I don't know if my player is tenor like or not.
Soundwise I like a dark cavernous tone, I don't want to sound like a low tenor.
But regarding the phrasing you could be right, I've listened and studied tenor players a lot, especially in the past.
I've been listening especially to trupet players for three months, Fats Navarro, Lee Morgan and Art Farmer! I listen to different music too, classical and other genres, but I consider myself a bebop blue note man.
@skeller047 Thanks for your comment! You're very kind. Yes, of course you can alternate melody and impro, the video is a super condensed time saving standard workout.
 
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