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Wade Cornell

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Nice controlled tone. Maybe you're ready for a new challenge? Try to think of singing this rather than just playing the "correct notes". The idea is to let natural inflections deliver more feeling and influence your phrasing. Knowing the words can help give the emphasis. When playing "standards", especially ballads, it's about telling the story. Once you're beyond being able to play the notes and having good tone I think this is the time to start making the instrument your voice.
 

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Knowing the words can help give the emphasis. When playing "standards", especially ballads, it's about telling the story. Once you're beyond being able to play the notes and having good tone I think this is the time to start making the instrument your voice.
Totally agree!
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Well done Chris, its really good for the hours you have under your belt!
 
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Chris

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Hey guys thanks for the replies. Glad you liked it.(it is nice to get comments like this) I know one or two of you are aware of how long I have been learning the sax.So for the others, I started 10/11 months ago so still not quite a year.. Wade really good advice, it is something that I want to start working on. Once again thanks to you guys that have replied..

Chris
 

Wade Cornell

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Hey guys thanks for the replies. Glad you liked it.(it is nice to get comments like this) I know one or two of you are aware of how long I have been learning the sax.So for the others, I started 10/11 months ago so still not quite a year. Chris
Had no idea you've only been at it that short a time. Had me fooled. Wish I sounded that good at less than a year.
 

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Well done Chris, that's a very saxy? number and one of my favorites by Julie London (have a listen on Youtube), I had the LP in '58, WOW!.
As others have said, think about the words + a little vibrato, and you can put an "e" into the seventh word, line one (I'm trying very hard to stay on the right side of a certain moderator!).

John ;}
 

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Hey Guys, What can I say:blush:?? I'm bowled over by the comments you have made:thumb:, thank you for having a listen:welldone. All I know is I am glad I started on this sax journey and I am enjoying every minute of it..:sax:

Chris
 

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Very very nicely done Chris! I can hear that your trying to start some notes with a very soft and smooth attack (I can't think of a better way of putting it.) Keep up the practice on them 'cos it'll sound sooooooo goood when you get it right!
Have a listen to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, I'm not saying I like the version, but just take note of their timings and see how you can make a tune your own! Good on you mate.
 

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Very very nicely done Chris! I can hear that your trying to start some notes with a very soft and smooth attack (I can't think of a better way of putting it.) Keep up the practice on them 'cos it'll sound sooooooo goood when you get it right!
Have a listen to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, I'm not saying I like the version, but just take note of their timings and see how you can make a tune your own! Good on you mate.
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I can tell Chris was reading this tune - get rid of the score with dots and your timing would improve big time - great tone.
 
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