Well, I had planned on……maybe doing a……*gasp*….a…..One Direction song, but honestly……it was getting to painful to listen to them “sing” so I had to take a break and decided to do something better. Avenged Sevenfold. Sort of a palate cleanser….
Gunslinger by Avenged Sevenfold for Eb Instruments (110.8 KiB, 72 hits) You do not have permission to download this file.
Gunslinger by Avenged Sevenfold for Bb Instruments (111.7 KiB, 42 hits) You do not have permission to download this file.
From the BBC Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright has died at the age of 65 from cancer.
I always think of Pink Floyd as sort of a Miles Davis rock group (without Miles). Lots of colors, and mood to their music. Plus, they had saxophone (sometimes).
I can cite two songs that were influential in me wanting to play saxophone. The first was Michael Frank’s “Dr. Sax” which features Michael Brecker (I didn’t know who the saxophone player was at the time. I just knew he had unearthly talent). The second song was “Us and Them” by Pink Floyd. Dunno, love that song.
The first part of the boot, about 20 pages, deals with scales. Major, minor, blues, dorian, mixolydian, in thirds, fourths and arpeggios. Nothing new. Then the book moves into long tones, and has a little discussion about how tone/ear training is important. It is worth reading.
Page 30 on out gets into the stuff you wanted to know, how to play Rock and Roll saxophone like Boots. The book goes over Growls, Slap tonguing, Throat trills, pops, and vibrato in addition to a bunch of other things. There are some excellent examples of what these sound like on the CD. Then there is an excellent discussion about altissimo, and how to do it, when to use it, how to practice it, and Continue reading Boots Randolph’s Rock And Roll Saxophone→