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Kath

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Does anyone know of any reliable, free sheet music source for rock stuff? Easy enough to get classical stuff, but not pop and rock stuff?
 

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Hi Kath ...

You could try Wikifonia ... [Click on the name ].

You can search for the dots by title or artist ...

Transpose and then download it ...
 

Kath

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Thank you so much sunray - that's really appreciated. It's so frustrating so want to play but I'm not really good enough with my fingers yet to play by ear

x
 

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If you have a modern phone or an ipad you can check out http://www.irealb.com/ There is an inital membership cost of around £6 but then you can download several thousand backing tracks and play them in whatever key, speed etc you like.
 

Kath

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that looks like a really good app - might be worth getting an iphone for!!!
 

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If you have a modern phone or an ipad you can check out http://www.irealb.com/ There is an inital membership cost of around £6 but then you can download several thousand backing tracks and play them in whatever key, speed etc you like.
Is this not more intended for guitars? It talks about chords and backing tracks. I had a quick look but I'm not sure how it relates to Saxophones. The other good site for free stuff is http://www.8notes.com/
 

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The saxophone can be strummed. Having the chords for a song is like having a map of the route of your journey.
 

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iRealb is great, but it is NOT going to give you the dots for the tunes. Once you have the dots from elsewhere, then it's great for playing along with, and improvising over the chord changes. I'm not sure how big a collection of rock tunes you will find for iRealb, its real forte seems to be jazz. (Which makes it just perfect for my purposes)
 

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that looks like a really good app - might be worth getting an iphone for!!!

If you have an Android device try... http://www.irealb.com/android/

Great question by the way Kath and too good to be hidden away in the forum technicalities section. I'm amazed no-one has moved it for you yet. Kev?
 
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Profusia

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Is this not more intended for guitars? It talks about chords and backing tracks. I had a quick look but I'm not sure how it relates to Saxophones. The other good site for free stuff is http://www.8notes.com/

If you mean they are just backing tracks playing just percussion and chords they sound perfect for playing sax over either with the head (melody) or improvisations. (And one day I'll be able to do it!)
 

selkie

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I should have added 'if you have the melody' it may work for sax. I need sheet music due to memory problems as my Tutor would agree with that.
 

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I've used wikifonia a lot.

Quick to sign up to, costs nothing, all types of music, find the music you want (by title or composer or who recorded it) then choose how you want it transposed, click on that, then click on 'download' and then follow print dialogue.

You get the melody line and a chord sequence (don't take this last as gospel - there is some interesting online discussion on chord sequences and how what you see on a score 'ain't necessarily so' - ways to skin a cat etc. I'll see if I can dig up a link or two when I get over the 'flu...)

Also WYS is not always quite WYG. For example the wikifonia melody line of the 'Pink Panther' theme may be what Henry Mancini wrote (I am open to correction) but it is not quite how Plas Johnson plays it on the film or in live performance. BUT the wikifonia version is very useful and comparing it with Johnson's performance is extremely educational. Are there musical terms for 'grace notes that you sense but don't actually hear' and 'under the breath descending and fading chromatic runs'? How would you transcribe them?
 

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Thinking back, we used to call the latter a 'fall'. I suppose 'glissando sub voce' mght be the Italian for it - never seen it, tho'.
 

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We're playing an arrangement of this in orchestra at the moment. The last bar has a downwards gliss. marked with 'fall' written over it.
 

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