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drrob7

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Just interested in what songs or pieces you like to play as a warm up to a practice session to wake up the sax and reed? This is besides long tones and scales - are their any favorite tunes that are good warm ups?

I quite like Moon River - lots of long slow notes.
 

Colin the Bear

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It's one of my busking pieces. Lots of chromatic runs in a march tempo. Seems to go down quite well.
 

trimmy

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And you will be required to play Misty at the meet one of my faves, if only i could play it like this guy.....
 
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Sue

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I like to play the first slow part of A Sleepin' Bee (Phil Woods transcription) to warm up. Other than that anything slow and bluesy
 
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gladsaxisme

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I always seem to stray on to Desifinado or Harlem Nocturne or even Misty believe it or not, but unfortunatley not as well as the posted one
 

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this -

and then I wake up and realise it was all just a beautiful dream...

- in this weather, warming up involves donning thermal underwear and many other layers and consuming a generous helping of rum - practicing is just a blur... :)
 
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Sue

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Do you know I thought for a minute I might be able to manage that and then he really got going silly me...john
I'm the same I manage the first 2 minutes then give up!! I will master it within the next 10 years!! It's a lovely piece though
 

Sue

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Maaan! That's nice. I must have a root round the archives for some more of his stuff.
Isn't it just. I listen to his stuff loads on You Tube and Spotify - one of my favs.
 

Sue

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this -
and then I wake up and realise it was all just a beautiful dream...

- in this weather, warming up involves donning thermal underwear and many other layers and consuming a generous helping of rum - practicing is just a blur... :)
Great animated sheet music - and yes it is a bit thermal weather isn't it?
 

Colin the Bear

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I don't listen to Charlie much anymore. His playing makes me feel inadequate. I've managed about 3 of his little trills and runs in 30 years. Some of his stuff I don't even have the capacity to listen that fast any more. I think that's why I bought a Baritone. Cos I never seen him play one.
 

arock

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I love listening to you pros. Pete's taming the sax is great, but depressing for a begginer. Just about the time I feel good about a new song I have learned, I realize how crude it is. I don't have enough years left to get to your levels.
My favorite warm up song is Closer Walk with Thee. Pete Fountain was my idle when I played Clarinet.
 

TimC

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Georgia on my mind has recently become the song I'm playing most and is something I often start off with. I found a great backing track for it which really adds to the enjoyment of playing the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXG32uX5HtM

Of course I sound at least as good as this guy playing it! :blush:
 
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