Blog Posts - Saxophone



Guitar and Barre Technique

One unique technique you want to master in playing guiar is barre technique. With barre technique you press down multiple strings across a single fret with one or more fingers. It is unavoidable for the use of barre technique to influence tone qualit...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 8, 2015

Adolphe Sax Sang Peniup Saxophone Handal

Adolphe Sax Sang Peniup Saxophone Handal. Tepat 6 November 2015 adalah hari lahir Antoine-Joseph Sax. Pria yang akrab disapa Adolphe Sax tepat berusia ke-201. Google memberi hadiah khusus untuk memperingati hari lahirnya dengan mengubah tampilan Goog...
by Equipstil.com on Nov 7, 2015

“God” of Jazz Piano

One of the classic jazz giants, Art Tatum was often called “God” of jazz piano due to amazing speed and precision of his finger movement. There is an episode that Oscar Peterson heard Art Tatum’s recording of Tiger Rag for the first...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 7, 2015

Bird in Motion Picture

Despite his great presence in the history of jazz, there are only a couple of motion pictures showing Charlie Parker performing saxophone due to his untimely demise. Classic Jazz Giants site introduces one of such rare motion pictures of Charlie Park...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 6, 2015

Playing Pianissimo and Fortissimo

Each piano jazz giant has his unique rendition of songs, and employs the tones best suits his rendition. Bill Evans plays most of the songs with tones between mezzo forte and pisnnisimo but rarely plays with fortissimo. Oscar Peterson fully utilizes...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 6, 2015

Listening to Jazz with Analytical Mind

Listening to the recordings by classic jazz giants itself is still entertaining without any background knowledge about the structure of the songs. With such knowledge, however, you can appreciate the same recordings ten times and more. Followings are...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 5, 2015

Guitar and Picking Methods

There are various ways to sound a guitar string. Guitar jazz giants introduced at Classic Jazz Giants site have different picking styles. Jim Hall used a guitar pick. Joe Pass used four fingers. Wes Montgomery used thumb. Guitar pick is a small flat...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 4, 2015

Jazz and Music Rest

You might have seen piano jazz giants laying sheet music on the piano without using music rest while playing with other musicians. Intuitively it seems easier to read sheet music and play using music rest. Why did piano jazz giants play without musi...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 3, 2015

Illusion of 88 Keys

Lower pitched notes implicate heavier objects to many people. Many novice pianists are preoccupied with an idea that keys generating lower pitched notes are heavier than the rest of the keys. Since keys generating lower pitched notes are played by th...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 2, 2015

Jazz and Bach

It might be a well known story that piano jazz giants such as Bud Powell and Bill Evans studied Johann Sebastian Bach intensively. Why did piano jazz giants study Bach? The answer lies in the fact that Bach’s compositions emphasize interactions...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Oct 31, 2015

Miles Davis and Mute

Classic Jazz Giants site introduces performances by Miles Davis using muted trumpet. The mute allowed Davis play the trumpet the way he spoke. Davis himself allegedly mentioned that he could focus on tunes better in a “quiet environment”...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Oct 31, 2015

Street Sax

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by 54ka Photo Blog on Oct 21, 2015

Sax Memories

Oh man, seeing an alto sax brings back my band geek memories. I was adventurous in my high school band class. I tried near everything: clarinets, saxophones, percussion... I saw this yamaha g1 for an alto sax and was just mesmerized at its craftsmans...

My Top 10 Jazz Songs of All Time

I finally got a new laptop this past month, which means that I am ready to jump back into the world of blogging (which should excite the 2-3 loyal readers I have). To start things off, I decided to pick a relatively benign topic. For those who know m...
by Corazon's Corner on Aug 10, 2015

স্বপ্নে রাঙানো সুরগুলি

by Hatpakha Magazine on Jul 29, 2015

Street music

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by 54ka Photo Blog on May 28, 2015

Street orchestra

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by 54ka Photo Blog on May 28, 2015

saxophone the first part - 'this city (feat. phia)'

I heard this on the weekly Bandcamp radio show just now whilst making dinner and was immediately caught by its ethereal levity. There's lots going on with the track, it's layered superbly but it still retains a wonderful minimal-ness. Check it out!SA...
by de minimis on Dec 30, 2014

Quang Thắng Saxophone – Sang ngang (Đỗ Lễ)

Clip liên quan: Lỡ Bước Sang Ngang 1 – thơ Nguyễn Bính – Hồng Vân diễn ngâm (HQ) Song ca: Lời yêu thương – Quang Thắng & Thu Hoài – [Con Đường Ánh Sáng 2014 - CLB Áo Xanh Đà Nẵng] Vật L...
by Video Clip Youtube on Nov 26, 2014

Teacher Feature: Benny R.

“The keyboard is like a magical foundation for every for every other instrument that comes after it.” ~Benny For this month’s Teacher Feature, we chose to interview the Molly’s Music teacher who plays the most instruments̵...
by Molly's Music Blog on Sep 22, 2014


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