I’m about a month into learning the Tenor Saxophone now and things are coming along nicely. I get around an hours practice a day, with a few more at night just fingering scale patterns etc and brushing up on theory. The Blues course has been superb so far and has got me started with a basic three chord progression. It’s easier for me now to produce notes and control the volume better, and the long note lessons my Teacher gave me have really helped a lot, but I’m noticing a lot more resistance when I blow! I’m definitely not hallucinating lol. When I started I set a goal of being able to play “Aint no sunshine” by Bill Withers. At first I would run out of air and the phrases were very “lumpy”. But now it feels like I’m pushing/compressing air in front of me, and I’m not getting rid of my lungs fast enough, when I need to breathe it feels like my lungs are full. The phases sound a lot better though lol.
Yeah, Bill Withers is the man !! I have ” use me “, Johnny’s interpretation is great.I think I have six or seven now. Pad is synced to a new Sony sound bar, so hard work all the way. Only hassle is having to get prints on A4, rather than squinting at a small screen. I have a full screen plasma in the ” music room ” ( a mess of drums, amps, horns, and stacks of music. Get that linked to the pad, dots full size. Its all leaning toward Summer busking. A mix of BTs and solo tenor. ” Picasso “….” Everywhere calypso etc “. John Handy’s ” Hard Work ” would make a great BT!!
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