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Hi guys...

Im just an ocasional player who has been messing around with sax past few years but never really studied it. Since i now decided to take lessons, im recording a few tracks to study it while improving my tech...

This is just a capture test using 2 mics. This file is not really mixed up and properly equalized and specially forgive the musician, pls. :bluewink:
I think i didnt explore even 50% of this tenor sax... :cry::mrgreen:

I have another one recorded just with the bell´s mic. Those tracks have no effects, just a veeeery little reverb and im playing over free backing tracks from internet.

All feedback welcome! Thx! :)
 

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leroy, what are you showing? i don't know what you want because you say "this is only a capture test... specially forgive the musician". do you want to show/feedback the recording/sound quality, or the solo melody?
 

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leroy, what are you showing? i don't know what you want because you say "this is only a capture test... specially forgive the musician". do you want to show/feedback the recording/sound quality, or the solo melody?
Hi! Thx for reply.

Well, every feedback is welcome. Any input you think may help me improving in any aspect...

The only 2 things im sure is that i need to pratice my fingers and tongue alot, but at least i like the tone. :bluewink:
 

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1st advice: be careful about how you take feedback. if you get into over-analyzing yourself, you will always be self conscious and never good enough. then you enjoyment will wane and amybe even fail. take everything with a grain of salt and don't forsake your own tastes. i'm sure that coltrane and armstrong and parker had their fair share of critics.
2nd: remember to ENJOY YOURSELF, no matter how you sound or how well you can play. improvement will come gradually if you keep playing. sounds like a no-brainer, but it's easy to get led away from this as you start to work on lessons/practice and self analysis.

now, i can definately hear a 'style'. a voice of your own peeking out. that's good. i can also hear that you are relaxed, at least part of the time. i can hear a 'jazzy' flavor (versus a strict rock or blues style that some may play on this tune). your tone is not professional level, but i think you have a reason to like it.
... one thing that i notice is the glissando down to the low B/Bb - sounds ok, but sounds overused. maybe a little less, or vary it a little.

keep on having fun!
 

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1st advice: be careful about how you take feedback. if you get into over-analyzing yourself, you will always be self conscious and never good enough. then you enjoyment will wane and amybe even fail. take everything with a grain of salt and don't forsake your own tastes. i'm sure that coltrane and armstrong and parker had their fair share of critics.
2nd: remember to ENJOY YOURSELF, no matter how you sound or how well you can play. improvement will come gradually if you keep playing. sounds like a no-brainer, but it's easy to get led away from this as you start to work on lessons/practice and self analysis.

now, i can definately hear a 'style'. a voice of your own peeking out. that's good. i can also hear that you are relaxed, at least part of the time. i can hear a 'jazzy' flavor (versus a strict rock or blues style that some may play on this tune). your tone is not professional level, but i think you have a reason to like it.
... one thing that i notice is the glissando down to the low B/Bb - sounds ok, but sounds overused. maybe a little less, or vary it a little.

keep on having fun!
Thanks! Very nice remarks!

I hope i can post something really good in a year and have ur thoughts. :bluewink:
 

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If you've truly only been playing for a few years, my only feedback is to keep doing what you are doing! Very nicely done....
 

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If you've truly only been playing for a few years, my only feedback is to keep doing what you are doing! Very nicely done....
Thx! :faceinpalm:

Everytime i listen to those tracks i feel so bad that it makes me run desesperately to my sax and go pratice!! I cant believe i posted it here, its like feeling naked in front of a crowd, HA... if i could at least pay the bills doing that.:mrgreen:

Need to visit my teacher soon! :bluewink:
 

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Thx! :faceinpalm:

Everytime i listen to those tracks i feel so bad that it makes me run desesperately to my sax and go pratice!! I cant believe i posted it here, its like feeling naked in front of a crowd, HA... if i could at least pay the bills doing that.:mrgreen:

Need to visit my teacher soon! :bluewink:
SHUT UP! anyone that sounds like that has no reason to be ashamed of anything. don't overcriticize yourself! that was you playing wasn't it? it wasn't some rip off recording of some star jazz performer, was it? take your head out of your hand, put your chin up, and smile - you sound great.
 
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