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I suspect most sax players by now have heard of checking the mouthpiece pitch. Most sources say this idea originated with Santy Runyon several years ago. Santy's pitches were B for the clarinet, A for the alto, G for the tenor, and Eb for the baritone. Eugene Rousseau, also a proponent of mouthpiece pitch in his book "Saxophone High Tones" gives the pitches as C for the soprano, A for the alto, G for the tenor, and D for the baritone.
Out of curiosity I recreated the "experiment" described by Santy Runyon in this excerpt from his book, "Suggestions for Woodwind Players". Instead of a "theramin" which was simply a frequency generator which one could control by moving the hand between the metal poles, I used a pitch generator on my computer to play the A=880 input pitch into a small speaker....
It's about time the Cafe had it's own Blues thread. So here it is.
This is all about you and the Blues No complex jazz changes to challenge
the grey matter, no blistering tempo to change the arthritis . This is open
to ALL members to have a play with. There's NO melody to learn just make up
The backing can be downloaded from here "HoneyRose"
Don't worry the title is just a working title, you can title it what you like. The track has
x5 choruses with a two bar intro, the Key is Bb minor, the tempo is about 80ish.
The chords are.
ll Bbm l F7+ l
ll: Bbm l % l % l Bb7+ l
Ebm l % l Bbm l % l
Gb7 l F7 l Bbm l F7 :ll
Bbm l % ll
Feel free to post as many versions as you like, each time you find another way round
the track press record and share it on here. I know Pete and Aldevis will be joining in on...
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