A new sax video lesson for ya’ll.
You can check out the diagrams if you’re a beginning player and need help, or just ignore them and learn it by ear.
Might be better to just have note letter names and/or just give you guys the first couple of notes and have you learn the rest by ear.
The main benefit of a lesson like this is that the music is played slowed down and that’s done by me actually playing it slower on saxophone instead of using a machine to slow it down and distort it.
The editing is a little rough, but the video itself should help you learn a cool musical line on saxophone.
Let me know what you think!
Tony Glover says
Nice as always, Neal each groove not too complicated. If you please, explain what is your technique to learning a song by ear. Do you listen for the a chord, lowest note etc. Next explain what techniques you use when an pianist ask you to be the accompanist on a song. Also, think about putting out a starters ear training cd and/or dvd.
Keep the swinging. Peace.
Thanks, I just take it a small piece at a time. Sometimes I’ll just work on what the notes are or what the rhythm is. If I can hear the chord, that makes identifying the melodic notes easier a lot of the time.
A lot of what I do when I accompany on sax is listen and throw in feels that seem to work with what’s going on.
Will definitely work on a beginning ear training class. Thanks for the suggestion.
Love it, and makes it easy for a noob like me to learn.
Awesome, glad to hear that Matt. You’re welcome
nice lesson cool groove can you post the chords for the solo
You’re welcome, probably could do that. I’ll look into it.
Sax is sexy!
haha, definitely! Thanks Emma
You’re welcome. Thanks Wan.
hello Neal, it has been a spell. Knowing Wilton Felder and that he plays bass and Sax for the Jazz Crusaders, this explains many plains of vision for improv. on many instumentation. (Pass the Plate with Joe Sample). Keep up the good work. Drew.
Good to hear from you again. That’s cool. I love the bass, great instrument. That’s cool he plays both.
you explain to those new to transposition, first note b flat on tenor,; does it equate with on alto what key signiture if the first note is F…hey good to see ya . Andrew. question,question don’t leave ’em in the total mine fields of those whom are so close to understanding “the emotional science, Music”..ARmz.cpywrite.
The bass line for this song seems to have a few chromatic passing tones. It also does have that ii V I in there, so I assume that it’s centering around the first note – Bb for tenor which has two flats in the key signature and F for alto which has one flat.
If the chords are changing more often, like what happens in jazz a lot, the idea of a strict key signature doesn’t apply as much.
In a song like this one, they’ll stick to a key a little more closely.
Neal thank you for the repley, if you can check a recording “RodeoDrive” Streetlife, put the sax down,play it you will enjoy,listen, love to play it.and Wilton is in total control makes it flow like a batter of forrestcake, warm it at 350 degees, invite some of your best friends, enjoy!! Thanks,great to hear from you. Andrew.
i ill send you something soon,could ya put that photo exemlyfling,i perform in manyways and places in the US /abroad; what i can offer to resolution to situations it wouls be my pleasure to of those touring , to asssist and help. sincerely, Andrew.