Sheet Of The Week – Last Friday Night (Katy Perry)

Last Friday Night by Katy Perry……Saxophone solo isn’t really right yet. Will fix it at some point.

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Sheet Of The Week (Bonus) – Mr. Saxobeat (Alexandra Stan)

One of my students showed me this.

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Carbon Fiber Necks?

Found this interesting.

“Custom-made high-quality saxophone necks, made of top quality carbon fiber and water-resistant epoxy resin coated with ultraviolet-light-resistant polyurethane, are designed by musician/engineer Antoine Lefebvre and Zen Composites. For any wind instrument, composite materials may replace copper to produce stiffer, lighter and shock resistant bodies, which may be particularly attractive for large brass winds and saxophones”

Except that saxophone necks aren’t made of copper…..I don’t think. Interesting stuff though. Wonder if it sounds better than the plastic saxophones….

Sheet Of The Week (Bonus) – Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)

Ever been “rickrolled”? Then you know this song. Interesting factoid is that he has only made $12 from all the “rickrolling” that happened. Gotta love the music industry.

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Sheet Of The Week – Careless Whisper (Wham)

Ok, you’ve seen that stupid SexySaxmanSaxogram video right? This is the song that has that opening lick in it. Not a bad song at all, just some idiots decided to be obnoxious and video them playing it where people don’t want it played.

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Sad State Of The “Grammy Awards”

Remember when the Grammy Awards used to hand out awards to great performers. Those days are gone. Seems that the Grammys have axed a bunch of categories

“The people who run the National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) have been getting an angry earful from musicians upset by the academy’s decision to drop Latin jazz, Cajun/zydeco, and 29 other categories from next year’s Grammy Awards.

The awards for best Classical and best Classical Crossover albums have been axed, too, along with categories in every musical genre — all part of a major Grammy overhaul, announced in April. But it’s the elimination of Latin jazz, as well as other ethnic-music categories, that has triggered a wave of criticism and protests from musicians and other NARAS members in the Bay Area, New York, and Los Angeles. Big names like Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, and Herbie Hancock have joined the chorus calling on the Recording Academy, as it now calls itself, to reverse its decision..”

So we are going to see the same crap get awarded. If anyone had doubts, the whole LA area now is completely devoid of creativity now. Hollywood cranks out great hits like Jim Carey in Mr. Poppers Penguins, unfunny shows like “the Office”, and now the Grammy awards just wants to pat itself on the back for producing compressed crap they call music.

Terrible.

Sheet Of The Week (Bonus) – Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees)

Go get your…..um…..Sunday fever happening. I guess I should have done this one on Saturday instead of Sunday. Oh well. Stayin Alive is good any day of the week.

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Sheet Of The Week – Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)

This week sheets are from the Foo Fighters. I like the Foo Fighters. If you haven’t seen the music video, check it out. Good stuff.

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Sibelius Takes The Lead

Yes, a lot of people use Sibelius. They make a good notation package. Some prefer the flexibility that Finale offers. But what about if you want to make music on the go? Say, on an iPad. Well, you really can’t…….yet…..but….

Avid just released Sibelius Scorch for the iPad, which is a step towards making scores on an iPad. Scorch allows you to take all your Sibelius scores, view them, transpose them, play them. But not, it seems, do any editing. At least not yet. For people with a lot of Sibelius scores, this $5 app sounds great. People with Finale scores……we seem to be out of the loop….again.

Hopefully this first release of Scorch will be followed by a some sort of Sibelius for iPad that allows editing. I would think that if they have transpose, display, ability to view individual parts, and play back that actual editing would be fairly easy to do…..

Sheet Of The Week – Make It Mine (Jason Mraz)

I have several Jason Mraz songs I wrote out. Like his stuff, jazzy and pop-ish.

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