Vol. 26, No. 3
January/February 2002



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FRONT COVER INTERVIEWS

Richie Cole
by Boyd Phelps

Baron Raymonde
by Skip Spratt
Keith Zimmerman
by Michael McCoy
ARTICLES AND FEATURE COLUMNS

REPAIRING YOUR SAXOPHONE
"Using A Leak Light To Check Pads"
by Emilio Lyons

NEW SAXOPHONE PUBLICATIONS
"Three Jazz Settings (Ricker), An Unsung Cat: The Life And Music Of Warne Marsh (Chamberlain)"

by David Demsey

ROCK 'N ROLL SAXOPHONE
"Notation Stuff: Finale, Overture, Sibelius"

by Andrew Clark

THE PROFESSIONAL SAXOPHONIST
"Choosing The Right Teacher"

by Laura Dreyer

CAREER MANAGEMENT
"Jeff Rupert"

by Greg Banaszak

THE SAXOPHONE QUARTET
"Music For Young Saxophone Quartets"

by Susan Fancher

IMPROVING YOUR TECHNIQUE
"Using Key Clicks"

by Paul Haar
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Globe Style Recordings

Katewalk
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Pacific St. Records

Conversations
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Breakin' Out
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Improvising Over Difficult & Unusual Chord Changes
MASTERCLASS CD
By Andy Middleton

Melodic improvising is a high art, and goes beyond instrumental competence and harmonic fluency to the spontaneous creation of cooperative musical expression. Composing melodies is one aspect of this process, and improvising melodies another, yet they both follow the same principles. The finest melodies in any idiom are not merely long strings of scales and arpeggios that fit the harmonic scheme, even though they are constructed from these raw materials. Beautiful and powerful melodies transcend the musical materials from which they are created to come to life, stirring our emotions and nourishing our spirits.


IMPROVISING OVER DIFFICULT & UNUSUAL CHORD CHANGES
Masterclass CD by Andy Middleton
Track 1 Speaking
Track 2 The Gate sheet music in C
Track 3 Speaking
Track 4 Gate Melody
Track 5 Speaking
Track 6 Gate Upper Structure Example
Track 7 Speaking
Track 8 Les Baux sheet music in C
Track 9 Speaking
Track 10 Les Baux Scales Example
Track 11 Speaking
Track 12 Loyalsock sheet music in C
Track 13 Speaking
Track 14 Loyalsock Arpeggio Example
Track 15 Speaking
Track 16 Loyalsock Scales Example
Track 17 Speaking
Track 18 Free One
Track 19 Free Three
Track 20 Speaking


Improvising Over Difficult & Unusual Chord Changes
By Andy Middleton
January/February 2002 Saxophone Journal
Volume 26, No. 3

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Key of Bb
Key of Eb
Play-Along Sheet Music Transposed (click links below)
Key of Bb
Key of Eb


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