We talk about his YouTube channel and some things it allowed him to do.
As well as the Youtube Space in LA.
Also about NAMM a bit and some ways he has worked on music.
Working on rhythm with a private student. Check out SaxophoneTribe.com to get help from me directly.
Played with La Yerba Ruda on Sunday afternoon on Treasure Island in SF. Third show of the weekend.
Short video and actually it’s with Fausto from Krooktone Classics.
Leads in with a C# to an F on alto sax. You could just start with the F. I heard a sax player play it this way.
That means it would go up to a Bb on tenor or soprano.
Try learning it by ear! That’s how I learned it.
Check out my classes or Saxophone Tribe if you would like my help.
There’s a game called Starcraft which is played competitively as well as a sequel (II).
I play a little. Was playing one game and the guy playing me started off being rude pretty much from the beginning. I figured he might win, since I don’t play a ton.
But I kept playing. The game goes for about six minutes.
Then I thought it might be fun to add some saxophone to the game. So I recorded over with some soprano sax.
Had been thinking about music as a conversation recently, especially after talking to Jeff Coffin again.
Seems to be something that has come up a few times that I have noticed recently.
Anyone ever played a straight soprano sax and if so are they hard.?
I played a straight soprano a few times early on including trying out the new Yamaha models in the photo above. (bad photo, I know!)
The soprano lets you play ideas in the upper register without busting a blood vessel on altissimo. Although, altissimo does become easier once you put in some initial work. It does take some initial work though.
However, it is a bit more challenging to get the intonation and sound on it. Especially for a vintage horn.
For me, I prefer the sound of the tenor and alto in most cases.
If you like the sound of soprano, you’ll need to work on getting it under control.
I have been playing soprano more this year after I got one. It’s a vintage horn and took some time to get used to.
The first song I worked on playing was the Cantina Theme by John Williams. For some reason, I thought of that. And also tried some Kenny G tunes on it.
It’s getting more comfortable at this point. Still tends to take a bit more out of my embouchure than alto or tenor. Though, I remember alto did something similar when I first began playing it more.
What’s your opinion on it?
Composed by Koji Kondo