It's been a while since we had a new IOTM.
This one is loosely based on the changes to 'Tune Up'.
There is NO melody to learn( no cheering at the back) you make it up as you go along. The first version is all about chord tones. As you can see the scores are blank, just add the right chord tones on the chords as a reminder if you need to. Then using only chord tones improvise(create your own melody line) along with the backing track provided, no other notes for now. We might ask you to write down what you play Don't worry we won't
Once that is under your fingers then you can add extra notes. Still based on chord tones but you can use the notes a half step above and below the chord tone you are playing/played, eg if the chord tone is 'C' then you can use 'B' or 'C#'.
For the third version now that different sounds are getting in your ears play what ever you like over the changes.
Don't worry, each version is only a single chorus so there...
Two beautiful Red Kites (or maybe Buzzards, not sure) sit at the end of my next door neighbour's fence and peruse the open fields for carrion. What a fantastic sight in the morning! Everyday they are there for about an hour and then, when they leave, out come all the other birds and the two squirrels!
Love nature! How lucky I am!!
This is very exiting news. After months, no, years of R & D and one or two extra grey hairs appearing on Dr. Pillinger's head plus one or two falling out of mine, i am pleased to say it looks like we may finally have an alto mouthpiece good enough to decorate with this distinguished brand.
I already have quite a long list of interested parties so please make sure you are on my mailing list, via the contact form here:
How to contact Pete Thomas
There will be two production facings (custom facings also available)
5* (suitable for classical and also fine for beginners)
6** (For anything else)
The 6** is more or less a 7, but may feel more like a 6* or 6 which I find to be the absolute best for jazz, pop, blues, r & b, rock and anything else including bluegrass and dubstep (Not doorstop)
I received a nice email this morning from Paul's granddaughter, who thanked me for the mention of him in the TamingTheSaxophone article on R & B saxophone players
She has mentioned it on the Paul Williams Facebook Page
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So please like, share and comment there, tweet it etc.
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