MayJune 2010, Volume 34, No. 5
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
MayJune 2010

The Saxophone Quartet
"Canonic Suite By Elliot Carter"
by Susan Fancher

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
"Create A Live Looping Jam"
by Andrew Clark

Help Wanted: Saxophone
"Improving the Saxophone, Part II"
by Steve Goodson

A Lesson With Mark Colby
by Greg Banaszak

New Saxophone Publications
"I Walked With The Giants" by Jimmy Heath
"Quintet For Alto Sax" by Elle Taaffee Zwilich"
by David Demsey

The Sax Doctor
"Fixing A Damaged Metal Mouthpiece"
"Replacing A Clarinet Tenon Cork"
by Emilio Lyons
Creative Jazz Improvisation
"A Balanced Approach For Jazz Improvisation"
by David Pope

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The Clouds Above
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Paul Meyers Quartet
Frank Wess
Uptown
Wayne Escoffrey


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Short Stories
American Music For Sax Quartet

Ancia Sax Quartet
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Funk Duets
Pop/Rock Funk Style

Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by Skip Spratt

Welcome to this Funk Duets Masterclass and play-along CD for Saxophone Journal. Duet playing remains a great study and teaching aid for many saxophonists. The use of classical and jazz duets has long been a traditional course of study in many teaching studios. Better breathing, phrasing, articulation, dynamics and nuance can all be learned from duet playing. These funk duets offered for play-along here are intended to allow for the same focus on critical listening and technical achievement. Now it’s time to get funky!

FUNK DUETS MATERCLASS CD TRACKS
1 Intro MIX 02:41
2 Rhythmic Concepts 01:29
3 Articulation Examples 03:35
4 Play-Along Tracks Explained 00:58
5 Conclusion 01:13
6 Grits ‘n Pieces (complete performance) 03:37
7 Old School J.B. (complete performance) 02:42
8 Chill In My Swing (complete performance) 03:27
9 Wind It Up (complete performance) 02:46
10 Grits ‘n Pieces (Eb Play-Along Track) 03:37
11 Old School J.B. (Eb Play-Along Track) 02:42
12 Chill In My Swing (Eb Play-Along Track) 03:27
13 Wind It Up (Eb Play-Along Track) 02:46
14 Grits ‘n Pieces (Bb Play-Along Track) 03:37
15 Old School J.B. (Bb Play-Along Track) 02:42
16 Chill In My Swing (Bb Play-Along Track) 03:27
17 Wind It Up (Bb Play-Along Track) 02:46

USING THE SHEET MUSIC WITH THIS MASTERCLASS CD
The sheet music in Saxophone Journal can be played by either Eb or Bb saxophones. For Eb saxophones use CD tracks 10 thru 13. For Bb saxophones play the same sheet music parts published in Saxophone Journal, but instead use CD tracks 14 thru 17.
For actual transposed sheet music Bb parts download them online from www.dornpub.com/download.html (or click here). Scroll down to MayJune 2010 Sax Journal. If you use the Bb downloaded sheet music please use tracks 10 thru 13 on the masterclass CD.