Good Evening Neal, I have a question. How do you play FMaj7 and BbMaj on the sax? What notes are involved if were going to play those chords?
If the chords for the piano, you won’t be able to just use them. Alto and tenor sax are in different keys.
If the chord is F Maj 7 and it’s written for the saxophone you’re playing, then the notes are the 1, 3, 5, 7 of the major scale so F, A, C, E. For Bb Maj the notes are Bb, D, F.
But if those are the chords for piano/guitar/bass, then you’re going to have to transpose.
Hi Neal, Yes you answered what I wanted to know. Now I will figure out how to play it. Those chords came from Band In A Box in a song that was pre made for saxophone, I could hear it being played but didn’t understand what I was hearing. I will keep working at it till I get it decent.
So the notes BbMaj7 would play Bb, D, F, A and if the notes were FMaj the notes would be F, A, C…… In playing a song, can those chord notes be played in any order?
Thanks A Million for your help!!
You just need to experiment to see what happens. Try playing around with them.
And actually you can use those notes or any others (think chromatic scale), the notes in the chord tend to be good land on and emphasize.