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Bolding you have not posted for a while, especially want to hear now I am "trying" to play my new tenor.......
 

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https://soundcloud.com/jeanette-7%2Fnaimasinglechorus-low-gain-20150107 View: https://soundcloud.com/jeanette-7/naimasinglechorus-low-gain-20150107


I've had another go with this recording on H2 using low gain setting, does it sound better, worse, no different?

All opinions welcome

Jx
Hi Jeanette, I'm a newbie as far as recording goes so I'm not sure what you mean by using a low gain setting (care to explain?). Did you also use less reverb on the second version? Compared to the first version, you sound much 'closer/clearer' on the second version. I prefer it!
 

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Hi Jeanette, I'm a newbie as far as recording goes so I'm not sure what you mean by using a low gain setting (care to explain?). Did you also use less reverb on the second version? Compared to the first version, you sound much 'closer/clearer' on the second version. I prefer it!
I'm not entirely sure what I mean to be honest except there was a discussion elsewhere and @aldevis mentioned using lower gain. My zoom has a setting on the side for gain H M L I used medium last time and found it a bit loud in places. With low gain I need to play much nearer the mic but I thought it sounded better. Reverb, I thought I had added about the same but all these tweaks re gain and reverb are a bit new to me and experimental :)

Jx
 

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https://soundcloud.com/jeanette-7%2Fnaimasinglechorus-low-gain-20150107 View: https://soundcloud.com/jeanette-7/naimasinglechorus-low-gain-20150107


I've had another go with this recording on H2 using low gain setting, does it sound better, worse, no different?

All opinions welcome

Jx
Find it very difficult to tell which is the better technically recorded even through my new Bose Speakers. I think the second is however I also think you played better in the second one.
 

Rob Pealing

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Some where in this thread @Gareth WG said he hoped some beginners would join in, and I endorsed the request for a single chorus backing track so better late then never here is my effort. My thanks go to @Jeanette for her help.

https://soundcloud.com/sax-in-a-kayak%2Fnaima-singlechorus
Those who wish to put their tutoring hats on please do.

@Jeanette 's help? I hear you asking. I used her recording as play along to help me with the timing, and I still got it wrong :(. However I really ought to spend some time doing the homework from my tutor, Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, lots more notes above the top of the stave and some held for 6 beats:w00t:
 

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Some where in this thread @Gareth WG said he hoped some beginners would join in, and I endorsed the request for a single chorus backing track so better late then never here is my effort. My thanks go to @Jeanette for her help.

https://soundcloud.com/sax-in-a-kayak%2Fnaima-singlechorus
Those who wish to put their tutoring hats on please do.

@Jeanette 's help? I hear you asking. I used her recording as play along to help me with the timing, and I still got it wrong :(. However I really ought to spend some time doing the homework from my tutor, Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, lots more notes above the top of the stave and some held for 6 beats:w00t:
Good to listen to

Just a whisker ahead of the beat towards the end
 

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I went to an excellent gig last night. One of the local jazz clubs was packed out to see Alan Barnes bringing a great band (5 reeds, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass and drums) to play tunes that came out in 1959, the year of Alan's birth.

Some excellent playing from a band featuring UK jazz stars such as Alec Dankworth, Andy Panayi, Sammy Mayne, Gordon Campbell and Mark Nightingale who did all of the arrangements.

One of the tunes they played was a waltz-time arrangement of "Naima" that I think worked really well.


Rhys

PS This is the first gig I have ever been to where there were three bass clarinets on stage and the arrangements had some lovely flavours throughout. The brass playing was so excellent I wondered why big bands typically have four each of trumpet and trombone !
 

saxyjt

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Naima is one of those tunes that really touches me emotionally.
One of my favorites too! That's why I engraved the first bars on the floor of my studio. Here with the tip of my new shoes... Geox, just for home usage. Like slippers. I have a feeling I'll always wear them to practice saxophone from now on. Thinking about 'Soft shoe' and Gerry Mulligan. One of my favorite sax players. ;)

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One of my favorites too! That's why I engraved the first bars on the floor of my studio. Here with the tip of my new shoes... Geox, just for home usage. Like slippers. I have a feeling I'll always wear them to practice saxophone from now on. Thinking about 'Soft shoe' and Gerry Mulligan. One of my favorite sax players. ;)
Walkin' shoes (Mulligan)

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