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Posted on 28/11/08 11:28:17 PM
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New: top D

Better: More volume

Worse: Tempo/rhythm on certain practice tunes ......again

Posted on 01/12/08 6:16:07 PM
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New: started playing more scales and arpeggios, mainly major though and no diminished whatsits yet. Feel I have exhausted Abracadabra Saxophone and have started some jazz exercises by James Rae and have been playing some jazz melodies - arranged for clarinet but they don't go lower than C so I'm ok.

Better: scales I spose

Worse: middle C tends not to be middle C.

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Posted on 01/12/08 7:35:37 PM
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wassat??

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Posted on 01/12/08 8:43:16 PM
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a rabbit, innit

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Posted on 01/12/08 9:09:53 PM
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"innit"? You'll have to come back to Lunnun if you talk like that!

Better - beginning to hit low Bb,B,C# consistently.

'nuff respect from the Croydon massive.
YC

Posted on 01/12/08 9:28:07 PM
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a rabbit, innit

Is that a chas and dave rabbit

rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit








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Posted on 01/12/08 9:42:17 PM
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Snowball wrote:

a rabbit, innit


A rabbit??
Looks more like a pussy cat to me. Do rabbits have whiskers??Maybe you could design a few more, and we can guess what it is

New - Snowball made a rabbit
Better - Pee Dee reckons it's a pussy cat
Worse - Smiffy's rabbitting on again


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Posted on 01/12/08 10:09:21 PM
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I think it has myxomatosis


* took me 15 goes to spell myxomatosis, think I have it now*

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Posted on 02/12/08 09:34:23 AM
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just for you Smiffy...
Once there was a rabbit who liked to frequent a local bar. He liked to order toast. Some days he'd order wheat toast, some days he'd order white toast, some days he'd order rye toast. One day, the rabbit came into the bar in the form of a ghost. He was dead. The bartender looked at the rabbit and said, "HOW DID YOU DIE!?!" The rabbit replied, "Mixin My Toasts."

Helen



Posted on 02/12/08 10:39:34 AM
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If rabbits get myxomatosis, do sax players get mixolydianitis?
YC

Posted on 02/12/08 11:05:04 AM
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[quoted]If rabbits get myxomatosis, do sax players get mixolydianitis?[\quote]



Posted on 02/12/08 3:00:53 PM
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helenA wrote:
just for you Smiffy...
Once there was a rabbit who liked to frequent a local bar. He liked to order toast. Some days he'd order wheat toast, some days he'd order white toast, some days he'd order rye toast. One day, the rabbit came into the bar in the form of a ghost. He was dead. The bartender looked at the rabbit and said, "HOW DID YOU DIE!?!" The rabbit replied, "Mixin My Toasts."

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Posted on 02/12/08 8:30:53 PM
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PeeDee wrote:
Snowball wrote:

a rabbit, innit


A rabbit??
Looks more like a pussy cat to me. Do rabbits have whiskers??Maybe you could design a few more, and we can guess what it is

New - Snowball made a rabbit
Better - Pee Dee reckons it's a pussy cat
Worse - Smiffy's rabbitting on again



'Course it's a rabbit. Have you ever seen a cat with a tail like a #?. Rabbits do have whiskers. I'll admit it's not in a very comfortable posture for a rabbit but you are a bit limited with punctuation marks

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Posted on 02/12/08 8:49:48 PM
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I don't want to worry you but......... I think someone has ate it


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Posted on 02/12/08 8:57:19 PM
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can i join your forum please. Just got a new sax finally managed to hit high F#. Been working on improvising with a few guys from the forum, was good fun. Going through my scales as well

Posted on 02/12/08 9:25:45 PM
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Posted on 03/12/08 10:55:59 AM
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New: I now know how to use the octave key, though it often seems to be disabled as it makes no bl@*dy difference to the lower notes.

Better: Long tones now sound much more consistent, almost steady from start to stop.

Worse: Why is it that when I attempt to play the lower notes, and I am only talking about the first basic D here, that it so often seems to start with a squeak the minute I move my tongue from the reed???

Oh-well nobody ever said it would be easyÖ.. Though it is only as frustrating as it is satisfying, so thatís a bonus.


Posted on 03/12/08 11:55:46 AM
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New: I still don't have any saxophone music yet so I've been practising a flute piece by Koechlin that's just about in the right register
Better: Low register
Worse: Articulation in the middle register- more often than not results in unearthly squeaking.

I'm also having a consistency problem still- some days I pick up the instrument and the sound just eases out, other days I have to fiddle with the reed, the strap, and my brain to get anything

Posted on 03/12/08 1:28:55 PM
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Ah Smiffy don't be like that, we may meet at one of the jammin sessions...
Just did theory last night, working on some chord sequences, writing them out and playing them back on the piano, just to see if they sounded alright, will play sax tonight.

Posted on 03/12/08 1:53:02 PM
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Anyone can pop over to my place if they want some decent jammin', and that includes thehunt

I need a Tenor sax and bass for my new trumpet composition, which has a scandinavian feel to it, and is 158bpm

You have to accept that Smiffy is a cockerknee, or summat.
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Posted on 03/12/08 10:46:51 PM
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Philip, see OG about playing it on a piano he can do it with one touch of a button *when he finds the right one*


Tom have you eaten that sick rabbit

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Posted on 04/12/08 05:49:32 AM
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Smudger,
Tried some new buttons, even better, Beethoven to a reggae beat.

BTW Local constabulary dropped in. Station Commander got your bribe but the vicar asks "Can I have my roofing lead back, please?".

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Posted on 04/12/08 05:55:13 AM
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New: I still don't have any saxophone music yet


Go to

http://www.8notes.com/

You can print some off from there!

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Posted on 04/12/08 07:15:32 AM
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Thanks Tom, i always liked the Welsh, well Miss Church aint bad looking and she likes a pint!
Pauly did you do something in your bed to get up so early and post on the forum?
Had a great practice session last night even the wife commented on how much better i sound. Come on guys we 've got to be positive.
I forgive you Smiffy..

Posted on 05/12/08 07:53:55 AM
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New: Came across an 'x' next to an F in my music with my teacher yesterday. 'Very interesting' she says, 'you don't see those very often. It's a double sharp, so it's a G.' 'Well why don't they just put a G then?' I says. 'Its to do with the way musicians like to write/read music' she says. Music seems to be overly complicated to me!!!

Better: Christmas break from work's a bit nearer!!

Worse: sight reading. I'm really crap starting a new tune with my teacher. I need at least a week to get to grips with a new tune!!!

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Posted on 05/12/08 08:32:07 AM
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Don't despair Nick, so what if it takes a week? I put myself under so much pressure to learn new tunes that my wife said i thought you took up the sax to relax. Yeah right!
Agree with you though the more i learn the more i realise how much i don't know.
I hope your not so stressed on the course?
Good luck with the new tune.
I just bought from Jazzwise No 54 Maiden Voyage, great book and quite simple tunes to get practice and confidence, i can recommend it. Phil



Posted on 05/12/08 11:33:22 AM
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Smiffy wrote:
helenA wrote:
just for you Smiffy...
Once there was a rabbit who liked to frequent a local bar. He liked to order toast. Some days he'd order wheat toast, some days he'd order white toast, some days he'd order rye toast. One day, the rabbit came into the bar in the form of a ghost. He was dead. The bartender looked at the rabbit and said, "HOW DID YOU DIE!?!" The rabbit replied, "Mixin My Toasts."

Helen







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It works better if you substitute "Toast" with "Toastie"


Posted on 08/12/08 4:43:24 PM
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New: my Buffet R13 Clarinet
ok so that's not really a saxophone. But I have also got myself a book called 'The Jazz Method for Saxophone' by John O'Neill which is going to turn me into a Jazz n blues horn player




Better: the clarinet

Worse: my bank balance (again) but there's not a lot of point leaving money in the bank at the moment

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Posted on 08/12/08 10:01:00 PM
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[/quoted]

'Course it's a rabbit. Have you ever seen a cat with a tail like a #?. Rabbits do have whiskers. I'll admit it's not in a very comfortable posture for a rabbit but you are a bit limited with punctuation marks
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I told my rabbit to sit like that, and you can't even see his tail!!



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Posted on 08/12/08 10:04:52 PM
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Must be a sharp rabbit

Geddit? a sharp (#) rabbit? Oh well.....
I need another holiday.

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