MayJune 2009, Volume 33, No. 5
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MayJune 2009


Paul Brodie's Last CD Bel Canto
Reviewed by David Gibson

A Lesson With Rich Shanklin
by Greg Banaszak

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Scale Routine Strategies For Jazz Improvisation"

The Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher
"Working With Young Sax Quartets - Scott Devlin"

The Modern Digital Recording Studio
by David Camwell
"Capp Audio Productions In Norwalk, Iowa"

Repairing Your Saxophone
by Emilio Lyons "The Sax Doctor"
"Where To Buy Books On Sax Repairs"
"Tips On Adjusting Sax Key Heights"
New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"Swing Favorites Big Band Play-Along, Vol. 1"
"365 Ways Of Practicing Major Scales In Thirds"

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steven Mauk
"Performance Concentration: A Daily Routine"

Musings On The Saxophone
by Steve "Saxgourmet" Goodson
"A Saxophonist's Guide To Necking"

Envisioning A Saxophone Mouthpiece
by Wolf Taninbaum
"The Concept Of Mouthpiece Design"
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Five Common Styles In Rock
Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by Andrew Clark

This CD started out as backing tracks for a master class that I taught in November 2008 in Denmark. I was booked to run a clinic about playing over rock grooves. The players that signed up for the class were professional saxophonists who were looking to beef up their rock chops. I put together a CD of five basic grooves: Walk Away (Basic Blues style), Feel It In My Soul (James Brown style), Crescent Moon (Bob Marley Reggae style), I Believe I Can (Van Morrison style ballad), and Thick As Thieves (Soul Groove style). I picked the key of A concert for all of the grooves so that I could show them how the personality of each scale changes from style to style. I then played tenor and alto sax solos over each loop. I wound up soloing on each groove for about seven minutes. I tried to play a lot of traditional lines and also played some more challenging phrases as well. It was a great class and they were all excellent players to work with.

Five Common Styles In Rock
CD Tracks Time
1. Introductory Remarks (narrative) 2:21
2. Walk Away Comments (narrative) 1:44
3. Walk Away (complete performance) 5:03
4. Walk Away (play-along track) 5:10
5. Feel It In My Soul comments (narrative) 1:49
6. Feel It In My Soul (tenor solo complete performance) 4:00
7. Feel It In My Soul (alto solo complete performance) 4:00
8. Feel It In My Sound (play-along) 4:00
9. Crescent Moon comments (narrative) 1:15
10. Crescent Moon (complete performance) 4:26
11. Crescent Moon (play-along) 4:26
12. I Believe I can comments (narrative) 1:30
13. I Believe I Can (complete performance) 4:45
14. I Believe I Can (play-along) 4:45
15. Thick As Thieves comments (narrative) 2:01
16. Thick As Thieves (tenor solo complete performance) 4:23
17. Thick As Thieves (alto solo complete performance) 4:22
18. Thick As Thieves (play-along) 4:20