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nigeld

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Bottom Bb on a saxophone is Bb1 IMO. It's not any kind of official cafe position though.
So what is bottom A on a bari sax?, and what if it is a low Bb bari?
Is A1 on a bari sax the same as A1 on a tenor.
My feeling is that the bell notes should be called A0, Bb0, B0.
 
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In response to the many questions about musicians working out solos, I try to find new stuff daily within the limits of my knowledge. In the music I want to play, it won't be anything like this stiff, but this is a really good way for me to play what I hear.

Yeah, those sessions, some of which you've heard were never mixed and I don't have multitracks. Had they been digital, the studio might have had them, but alas, 24-track 2" tape is expensive and a mutha to lug and store when you move.
 

Pete Effamy

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So what is bottom A on a bari sax?, and what if it is a low Bb bari?
Is A1 on a bari sax the same as A1 on a tenor.
My feeling is that the bell notes should be called A0, Bb0, B0.
It works better, but I think the low notes being named 1 is too widely used.
 

Pete Effamy

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In response to the many questions about musicians working out solos, I try to find new stuff daily within the limits of my knowledge. In the music I want to play, it won't be anything like this stiff, but this is a really good way for me to play what I hear.

Yeah, those sessions, some of which you've heard were never mixed and I don't have multitracks. Had they been digital, the studio might have had them, but alas, 24-track 2" tape is expensive and a mutha to lug and store when you move.
Criminal!
 

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So what is bottom A on a bari sax?, and what if it is a low Bb bari?
Is A1 on a bari sax the same as A1 on a tenor.
My feeling is that the bell notes should be called A0, Bb0, B0.
And that is absolutely fine if it works for you, but I think the main things should be that most people understand what you mean.
 
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randulo

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And that is absolutely fine if it works for you, but I think the main things should be that most people understand what you mean.
This is my main concern, bad enough I think in concert pitch, so I already have to transpose in my head when someone says "play a G". If we all agree on 1 as the index, when you say G1 I'll know you're talking about the way I play Bb.
 
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Edit: A little better Feb 16th. If only I could get through the whole tune.
 
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Clivey

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Loved the interplay between the 2 registers 2nd half of tune, it gave it a real new yorky feeling for me. Dug the tun too
 
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randulo

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Eric Marienthal is the tenor making me sound like a beginner :)
 
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It's been a long time since I tried to play a Bb blues all the way through. Tried it today. While not brilliant, it's not bad as I struggled to remember the melody.
 
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Revisiting the hardest high D and E for me. Still sucks.

 
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