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Mike

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I've been experimenting with sax harmonies and I've found something that enables
me to get a somewhat authentic harmonic structure for various saxophones.
I'm glad I don't have to chart this stuff out and find and pay other sax players
to help me realize my concepts in sound not just thought.

This technique may actually create an inspiring threshold for me. To branch out with more obscure
harmonies is something I'm looking into.

Broken Reeds
http://www.soundclick.com/mikemilillo
 

saxplorer

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very interesting: care to explain more about what you're doing to get an alto and a bari from your tenor, which is what I understand you're doing?
 

Mike

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very interesting: care to explain more about what you're doing to get an alto and a bari from your tenor, which is what I understand you're doing?
Sure, Not much to tell really.
You can download Audacity, it's a free download. Once I upload the recorded tenor track, which I use Magix along with a USB condensor mic (Samson), I clone that track as many times
as I need to according to what type of harmony I choose. I then alter the intervals of the original tenor track but naturally, I'm still keeping the tenor track intact. I additionally found if you lower the baritone one more octave you'll get a decent bass saxophone as well, which is actually the last passage of Broken Reeds.
I'm using a 1-2-4 sequence in Broken Reeds. I also use the same format for Harmony Grits which is in video form on my Soundclick home page. That piece is very laid back.

Anyway,
The bari is playing the 2nd but an octave down.
And the alto is playing the 4th above the tenor.

What's interesting is the skies the limit concerning harmony and this could be present some interesting ideas.
Here is a clip of just the bass saxophone. It's something I would like to explore later on.
http://www.box.com/s/5hgnhazsdqp6nl3p42d1

Now this approach is no big thing. It's nothing of a revelation as far as the technical aspect of it. I knew we could do things like this, as I'm sure others are aware as well. I just didn't know how authentic sounding it would be.

Thanks!
 

Wade Cornell

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Mike is a very creative guy. Check out his other compositions. He's also an amazing sax player. He plays (last I heard, he could confirm) a cheap Chinese "Simba" tenor and makes it sound fantastic. So much for needing top gear to sound good.

It's great to have an influence like Mike on the site as he will throw at you all sorts of stuff that will challenge your ideas about music. Enjoy, interact and get to know this unique creative talent.

Cheers Mike.
 

Mike

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Mike is a very creative guy. Check out his other compositions. He's also an amazing sax player. He plays (last I heard, he could confirm) a cheap Chinese "Simba" tenor and makes it sound fantastic. So much for needing top gear to sound good.

It's great to have an influence like Mike on the site as he will throw at you all sorts of stuff that will challenge your ideas about music. Enjoy, interact and get to know this unique creative talent.

Cheers Mike.
Hello Mr. Cornell,
That was really quite lovely and I sincerely thank you for all your support.
You've been a really good friend!

Nothing seems to get deleted here...lol....
But then again, Mr. Thomas always seemed to operate with a level head.

Sincere thanks Wade, I do appreciate it.
 
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