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Hi Guys, SOTW newbie...would anyone happen to have Jr Walker's "What does it take" for Alto Sax? first time i heard this-think it was Kenny G's version-just blew me away! being 12, love some of the older tune's...like Take 5 which BTW just recently got down (somewhat).

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Here's a transcription of Jr Walker's version: http://www.geocities.com/bird_lives_2000/WhatDoesItTake.PDF

I would suggest learning it as written first (but obviously you can't play along with the recording if you're playing a tenor part on alto) because of the fingering patterns, range etc that he's using. If you want it for alto you will need to transpose it. That's going to put you into an impossible upper register so transpose it down, not up (a 4th down).

If you've only heard the Kenny G version, you really owe it to yourself to hear Jr. Walker's version. Kenny G's version compared to Jr. Walkers, is like listening to Pat Boone's version of Tutti Fruitti compared to Little Richard's. (If you don't know what I mean, ask your dad :)
 

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thx again guys for comming through!!!

as always... Gary for his P Info provided & John for his alto trans.:)
 
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