November/December 2011, Volume 36, No. 2
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New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"Jazz Duets, Volumes 2 & 3"
"Jazz Phrasing For Sax, Volumes 2 & 3"
"Tasting Harmony"
all authored by Greg Fishman


Repair Demystified
"Saxophone Tuning Folklore, Part II"
by Curt Altarac


A Lesson With Russell Peterson
by Greg Banaszak

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
"How To Get Into Rock 'n Roll Shape
by Andrew Clark
Click here for a PDF version of Jason Dumar's Saxophone Engravings

The Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher
Frozen State Of Song
by composer Lukas Ligeti

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
What Is Talent?

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Continuing Your Technical
Development

Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by Will Campbell

As musicians, we continually strive to develop and maintain the advanced technical abilities needed for success as a performer. A very astute colleague of mine had the following quote on his office door: Knowledge of fundamentals is prerequisite for free flight. This saying is an eloquent way of stating that to perform at our absolute best, we must have a fundamental understanding and control of our instrument. As saxophonists, we are expected to improvise on an advanced level and/or have the technical facility to execute literature that is written for performers of virtuosic ability. In both of these musical situations, saxophonists must have advanced technical ability on their instrument to be perceived as a successful performer. As a developing college student and up until the present day, I have always felt the need to seek out exercises that refine or further develop my technical ability as a saxophonist to enable me to perform to the best of my ability. I have always felt the adage “Miss one day and you can tell; miss two days and everyone can tell” to be particularly true for me. .

There is No Finish Line:
Continuing Your Technical Development

Masterclass By Will Campbell
Masterclass CD tracks
1 Introduction (1:22)
2 Long Tones (1:21)
3 Example 1 (1:21)
4 The Climbing Scale (0:35)
5 Example 2 and discussion (1:07)
6 The Left-Hand Thumb (0:45)
7 Example 3 and discussion (0:34)
8 Cyclical Triplets (1:10)
9 Example 4 and discussion (1:35)
10 Palm-Key Busters (0:33)
11 Example 5 and discussion (0:26)
12 Approach Tones (0:47)
13 Example 7 and discussion (0:45)
14 Example 9 (0:27)
15 Conclusion (1:03)
16 Olive Street Etude, complete performance (1:40)
17 Olive Street Etude, saxophone play-along track (1:42)
18 Both of Them Etude, complete performance (1:14)
19 Both of Them Etude, saxophone play-along track 1:13)
20 Think Tank Etude, complete performance (0:45)
21 Think Tank Etude, saxophone play-along track (0:40)

Total Time: 21:06
CD recorded at Acoustic Barn Studios, Charlotte, NC
Engineered by Rick Dior