Continue warmup and technique from last week:
- scalar overtone exercise on Bb major
- whisper tones, using only F and C
- Aim to produce a whisper tone on the same note you’re fingering
- C# major scale and triads with metronome
Material from this week:
- El Camino Real
- Practice A minor and F major scales (one octave each) along to metronome at 60-80 beats per minute in sixteenth notes. Aim for consistent tempo and a smooth switch from C to D.
- Practice hard part slowly at 75 bpm, making sure to follow breath marks. Speed it up 5-10 bpm when you feel comfortable. This is going to make it a lot easier when we speed it up!
- Remember, this is Latin music; Staccato is Staccato!
- Selected Studies for Saxophone, page 40.
- Remember, aim for no tension and good voicing to place to high notes properly (especially when jumping from the low register)
- Follow articulation, making sure to tongue the beginning of staccato notes.
- Amen – trade choruses of improvising using G pentatonic scale. Once that feels comfortable, branch out and use G major scale and arpeggios. What sounds good?
- Listen to The Preacher (reference for Amen).