MayJune 2006 , Volume 30, No. 5
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MayJune 2006


Singing For Musicianship
by Sheila Cooper
"Instrumentalist Using Singing To Improve Their Musicianship"

The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Applying Very Small Pieces Of Cork
To Adjustment Screw Tips"

Develop The Mind Not The Ear
For The Beginning Jazz Improvisor

by Laura De Cosmo & Emile De Cosmo
"The C Dominant 7th Chord"

A Lesson With Mike Tomaro
by Greg Banaszak

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Keeping Track Of Chord Changes"

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"Rock 'n Roll Sax In Sweden: Airport Security, Electricity, Basic Equipment needed, Backup Gear, Leaving Town & Country For Work, Copenhagen, etc..."

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"Sonata For alto Sax & Piano by Kilstofte"
"The Blues Scales" Essential Tools... by Greenblatt"
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J.S. Bach For Saxophone
Michael Ibrahim
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Andy Findon

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Menza Lines
Don Menza
Instruments Of Mass Pleasure
Alex Budman & The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Everything I Love
Bill Kirchner

Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Wrapped In A Dream
Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra)
Collage
Mike Tucker

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Take The Lead Play-Along CD
by Joe Eckert
Masterclass Play-Along CD By Joe Eckert
After publication we discovered the sheet music for page 1 for Impressionable is missing 4 measures at the bottom. Click here for a free low resolution (fast downloading) printable PDF file of all the sheet music, including a corrected Impressionable.
Welcome to this “Take the Lead” masterclass play-along CD for Saxophone Journal. It was my great honor to play lead alto with the USAF Band’s Airmen of Note from 1984-2004. This masterclass will focus on some of the styles and performance practice that were a part of my daily routine as a professional lead player. You’ll hear the complete section on the demo track and then have the opportunity to “take the lead” when the section plays again without the lead part. I hope that this will be a good learning experience and enjoyable for those of you who choose to play along.
TAKE THE LEAD
CD Tracks

1 Introduction
2 Licorice demo
3 Licorice play-along (prep is 4 clicks)
4 Four Others demo
5 Four Others play-along (prep is 8 clicks)
6 Impressionable demo
7 Impressionable play-along (prep is 5 clicks)
8 Super demo
9 Super play-along (rhythm section prep)
10 A Warm Breeze demo
11 A Warm Breeze play-along (rhythm section prep)