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Tell me what you think(recording of me + college band)

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Well, leave the band out of it. I'm a freshman in the 2nd band at my school and I play lead tenor so therefore, I get solos, and we have tons of recording equipment so everything is recorded. So now I finally have an acceptable recording of myself. Lay into me! The tenor solo is around a minute into it I think. The tune is Night Flight by Sammy Nestico.

Let me know if it doesn't work.
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Nice job.

You have some good melodic ideas and sound. Here comes the biggest hypocritical advice: Focus first on playing distinct rhythms that lock into the groove. This is critical...more important than the actual notes themselves. Once you start doing that, the energy level will remain high and everything you play will sound incredible. I need to listen to my own advice, this is my biggest weakness :(

Secondly, play louder. Right at the solo break you sounded a bit timid, as if you didn't mean to play. With breaks like this it's imperative that you keep good time since nobody is playing but you. Even if you're just playing quarter notes, it'll work.

Nice job :)


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