MarchApril 2007 , Volume 31, No. 4
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MarchApril 2007

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
"Memorizing Scale Patterns"

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Building Technical Dexterity For Jazz Improvisation"

The National Sax Choir Of Britain
by Clare Mackney
"featuring Nigel Wood"

So You Want To Be A Private Instructor
by Greg Wier
"A Recipe For A Career"

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"222 Etudes For Saxophone by Peter Perenyi"
"The Real Book, Hal Leonard"

The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Bass Clarinet Trill Key Noise"
Tone Hole Leaks On A Wood Flute"
"How To Tighten Metal Rings On A Wood Clarinet"
"The Best Pads For A Wood Clarinet"

Develop The Mind Not The Ear
by Larua & Emile De Cosmo
"The Minor 7th b5 Chord"

A Lesson With
by Greg Banaszak
"Saxophonist Allan Wasserman"

The MONSTER!
by Jay Easton
"The Contrabass Saxophone: Repertoire & Practical Matters"

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John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk
Fearless Leader
John Coltrane (6 CD box set)


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aeterna masterclass CD
by David Camwell
David Camwell – alto saxophone
Aeterna is written for solo alto saxophone and is dependent on live acoustics for a successful performance. However, what exactly are the “live acoustics” that are called for in the score? The answer to this depends on whether you are recording the work in a studio, or performing it live.
The easiest way to perform Aeterna would be to use a highly reverberant space such as a large church or chapel. Highly “wet” surroundings like these help support Lennon’s acoustic intent. When using a smaller and drier room, an effects pedal will be necessary. Many commercial options are available. I like the Digitech BP-200.
SAXOPHONE JOURNAL CD TRACKS
Track Title
1. Defining Live Acoustics
2. Using An Effects Pedal In A Live Setting
3. Microphones & Software
4. Aeterna With No Altered Sound Effects
5. Aeterna With Reverb
6. Aeterna With A Little Delay
7. Aeterna With Too Much Delay
8 Aeterna With “Just Right” Delay
9. Musical Approach to Aeterna
10. Technical Aspects
11. Summary
12. Aeterna
(full performance version 1 using David Camwell’s background mix)
13. Aeterna
(full performance version 2 using Mark Denis background remix)