I’ve been practicing the extreme register for a month or two now, and while I’m only 15, it’s become a lot easier and I can even perform some solos that involve altissimo notes (for example, Daro Behroozi’s tenor sax solo in the Danza cover by Lucky Chops, and a couple of their other songs). However, I still find it difficult to accurately hit and nearly impossible to hold altissimo G. I’ve been told many times it’s the hardest one to hit, but I’ve never gotten solid advice on a good practice method. Ideas?
still, a work in progress need feedback and a name for the piece I'm open to ideas I'm not going to get offended if you say it's not that good
I’m curious about what works best for you.
I have a solo I need to do and I get to choose a song, now I haven't played clarinet for very long so I'm trying to find an easy song but not too easy like a twinkle little star. I need something impressive but easy to play if you guys can help me out that would mean alot thanks.
I have finished a composition that I plan to hand to the Academy Flute Choir, however I would appreciate any feedback on it before I do so,
If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link to my flute sonata:
I nicknamed it The Haydn Sonata because I am trying to get across a Haydnesque feel to it. I have noticed these things predominant in each composer of the Classical Period Trifecta:
- Haydn: Humor, melodic and harmonic surprises
- Mozart: Alberti bass, effortless grace
- Beethoven: Sheer power, even when the melody is more lyrical
Haydn is the one who inspired me to write this flute sonata. I wrote the sonata exposition in just an hour and this is the first sonata for a duet that actually has a finished exposition.
There are quite a few surprises in my sonata exposition. Here they are:
Bar 5: Sudden entry of the flute and absence of the piano
Bar 6: Sudden reentry of the piano
Bar 10: Short diminuendo, like the theme isn't quite done yet
Bar 11: Short staccato variant of the theme over a syncopated bass
Bar 14: Sudden forte cadence, theme is now finished
Bar 15: Piano dynamic in transition material right after a cadence at forte, sudden absence of the flute
Bar 21: Forte dynamic when transition material is taken up an octave, flute comes back
Bar 26: Piano dynamic yet again, descending trill motive
Bar 41: Very busy texture as the repeat comes closer
Bar 47: Sudden change in texture, sudden dynamic change as it repeats
I'm wondering, is my sonata exposition Haydnesque in its nature? I tried to get a Haydnesque feel to it by being more humorous than serious with the music. Anything impossible for the flutist? Does it feel like a Molto Allegro to you(tempo is at quarter note = 140 BPM)? Or should I just take the Molto off and just have Allegro as my tempo marking?
Hi guys I just started playing alto sax about 2 months ago and could anyone post any easy sax music, thx😀
i don't know
can i please join i play saxophone
If you listen to this score it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week
and probably fill you w/ memories from your childhood
So I usually am not in the presence of staff paper, and I absolutely love graph paper for many things, so I created my own system of notation for when I have graph paper but no staff paper. It’s rudimentary and inefficient, but it makes practical sense. It’s not really meant to play off of, it’s more meant to keep track of rhythms and pitches for future use. Currently I’m using this system to transcribe and transport the sax solo from Youngblood Brass Band’s “Brooklyn” into Flat.io without changing tabs or removing instruments. I’m mildly proud of this system; I’ve used it in the past, up to a year ago, but I’ve refined it.
I notated a piece that I'm quite proud of recently, if anybody ever played the video game "The Blockheads" then you've heard it. give it a listen! https://musescore.com/user/27939993/scores/5733521
Hi there. This is my first discussion here but it’s a game. If you know the rules of word chain then great, but I’ll explain for the others. If I said “hello” then you would have to say something beginning with O
No made up words
Only one word
I have a chair test two weeks from now (I'm forth chair btw) and I am wondering of there is any tips or tricks I need to now before taking the test.
-Edit: There is only one week left before the test.
Hey! I hope you have some to listen to some sax quartet music.
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