Blues and the Bent Side Key By Jeff Driskill I came across this video the other day and was totally blown away. The video is by Los Angeles saxophonist Jeff Driskill, who’s played with some of the best jazz groups in L.A. including Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Chris Walden, Bob Florence, The John Daversa [read more…]
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Getting a beautiful and distinctive saxophone sound in the recording studio is a bona-fide artform. What I’d like to do here is provide just a few basic guidelines that we sax players can use in our own home studios, using a single mic as we experiment to find what works best for the sound that we’re [read more…]
Yamaha has a reputation as the “new kid on the block” compared to old standards like Selmer and Conn. Nevertheless, the Yamaha saxophone’s keywork and intonation are considered top-of-the-line, and it’s known for producing bright, clear sound at any level. In particular, the quality of the craftsmanship – how the saxophone feels in your hands, [read more…]
Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Doron Orenstein and I started this site because although I have a lot of interests and am actually currently making my living as a freelance web developer, it seems as though music is the one passion of mine that just keeps creeping back into the forefront. I’m not [read more…]
This guest post is from saxophone and multi-reed player, composer, recording artist, and educator Sam Sadigursky of SamSadigursky.com One of the most important concepts that I try to have all my students understand is that any melody they hear, regardless of complexity, is not a set of notes, but instead a set of musical (or intervallic) relationships. [read more…]