September/October 2012, Volume 37, No. 1
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September/October 2012


Editorial
by David J. Gibson
Licensing The .mp3 Music File Format
For Use On A Commercial Website
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Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
Managing A Jazz Repertoire: The Gig Notebook

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
Chris Potter Plays A Capella Solo Standards
Rhapsodie for Alto Sax & Orchestra


Repair Demystified
by Curt Altarac
The Perfect Saxophone Neck, Part I


Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
Internation Travels Tips For The Saxophonist

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
Breaking In New Gear

I Don't Want To Bore You
by Steve "Saxgourmet" Goodson
An Explanation Of Saxophone Bores
And How They Work


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Billy Kerr's Reviews
I Can Cook Too
Ken Hitchcock
Total Eclipse

Ralph Bowen
Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Duo Sax
Michael Duke

Mary Lou Williams
"The Next 100 Years"

Virginia Mayhew Quartet

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Advanced Concepts
For Rock Saxophone

by Andrew Clark

SEVEN DIFFERENT GROOVES
There are seven different grooves represented on this CD and you get a little taste of everything – rock, blues and soul.
Track 3 is a high energy funk rock groove.
Track 5 is a sax and drums solo that builds back into a Junior Walker soul groove.
Track 7 is a medium shuffle blues groove.
Track 9 is a soul groove that I wrote and originally released on a previous master class CD in 2009.
Track 11 is a Rolling Stones rock groove.
Track 13 is a very pumped up surf rock groove that takes some inspiration from groups like The Ventures.
Track 15 is a 12 bar blues progression over a medium funk groove.

All of these grooves require a different approach to rhythms, phrasing and use of inflections to make your saxophone parts and solos fit in properly. I will explain each solo in depth and the concepts that went into them. I take some of the lines from each solo and slow them down for you and then speed them up. Some of these licks appear here in the magazine written out for you to see in notation. You can take this information to get started on transcribing the full solos yourself. If you need hints or help figuring out these solos don’t hesitate to write to me and I will be glad to give you some more information!