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Sax Harmonics

Here’s an exercise on harmonics, from Earl Bostic’s alto playing, bars 9-11 of ‘Bugle Call Rag’ (1956). Alternate upper register G with normal fingering and the same note produced as a harmonic of low C (no octave key). 53 more words


Horn Licks & Riffs

Here are some licks and riffs in the styles of Bobby Keys and Lee Allen, suitable for alto, tenor and baritone saxes:

Horn licks and Riffs… 16 more words


All The Things You Are

I am still enjoying myself for the most part. I say that because I am still having some back pain which sometimes makes it difficult to handle the weight of the saxophone. 249 more words


Allora Paris Series Alto Sax

My new alto sax

I finally got it; a new Allora Paris Series Alto Sax. I liked the tenor so much I thought I would try the alto sax from Allora as well. 125 more words


Pain & Music

I have been having a tough time. I have what is called degenerative disc disease. It is a deterioration of the disc between my vertebrae at all levels. 363 more words

Tenor Sax

Quote of the week: Rafael the alto sax

Rafael is a third year in the San Jose State Spartan marching band. He is the section leader of the alto saxophone section. I asked Rafael why he enjoyed being in marching band and he said: 21 more words