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C_Claudemonster

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Hi All, be kind but this is me playing me JP 043 soprano that I purchased only a month ago. It's our now version of Hazel O Connors 'Will you'
Rhys on sax kindly emailed me the music that he had transcribed for sax and I picked the Bb part. Be aware it's a male vocal - which is unusual on this one :)
This is myself and my dad and we call ourselves 'Infinity Duo'
I would be interested to hear constructive comments. I'm not the best soprano player and we will get this more polished I'm sure. It went down well at a gig 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to have a listen tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9okcUV9wkYU&feature=share
 

Clivey

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Lovely playing:). Pretty note perfect :thumb:. Good transposition. Re the production I`d probably put a tiny bit more echo or verb on but thats a personal thing and so easy to over do. Very well done and thanks for posting:thumb:
 
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rhysonsax

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Really, really good.

As Clivey said, maybe a touch more reverb will help the sound. Aslo really go for that rough, growling sound that Wesley Magoogan plays on the original in a few places - maybe that is a bit harder to do on soprano than on alto, but it helps make it more emotional.

Well done dad too - sounds fine as a male vocal.

Rhys
 

kevgermany

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Really enjoyed this. You must be really pleased with that sax.

You really should put a link to your web site in your sig. And Pete'll kill me if I don't say put a link in your site back to the 'caff.
 

Wade Cornell

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As others have already said sounds great. The idea of more reverb for the sax is to make it sound like it's in the same "soundstage" as the rest of the music. The sax is recorded "flat" so stands out in front. Watch your intonation/tuning, very slightly sharp.

Nice one.
 

Ivan

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I quite like the soft innocence of the sound without reverb
 

dooce

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Pretty darn good! It's easier in some ways on a Bb instrument because you aren't hammering that top F# - you only get up to a nicely manageable B, but it does make some of the twiddly bits more awkward. Good transcription Rhys - I should have taken up your offer rather than spend an evening re-writing the hopeless dots that I downloaded from Hazel O'Connors website!
 

rhysonsax

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Pretty darn good! It's easier in some ways on a Bb instrument because you aren't hammering that top F# - you only get up to a nicely manageable B, but it does make some of the twiddly bits more awkward. Good transcription Rhys - I should have taken up your offer rather than spend an evening re-writing the hopeless dots that I downloaded from Hazel O'Connors website!

You're still welcome to it now if you like.

Rhys
 

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