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Hey there guys, I am a bit of a newbie to sax but quite a regular browser to SOTW so please excuse my probably seemingly silly question! Basically, I want to know how I can practise/play in my solos the little sort of fast semi-quaver type semitone switches you hear in so many great jazz improvs. Now I know this question makes little to no sense but that's because I don't know how to word it, so I'll try increase its literacy with some youtube/song reference examples.

Paul Desmond, for a start uses the embellishment so often during solos and especially in say Blue Rondo a la turk, listen between 2.00-2.11ish and it's those little faster bits mixed in with the quavers and stuff.

Basically, I've always been a jazz listener and now that i've picked up the sax I'd love to be able to incorporate these little ideas into my solos like so many of the greats do so any help would be greatly appreciated.

This is such an awfully worded question I know, but I'm tired so please try to let me off! :p
 
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