I just had the greatest thing said to me: “You’re a saxophone player. Don’t you all practice eight hours a day while running on a treadmill underwater?”
Yes. Yes we do.
I was being very goofy while practicing today. The “stabilize” feature in Capture made my goofiness more animated. No basements or houses were damaged during the making if this video.
Tonight’s practice session with distortion. I’ve learned over the years that the more obnoxious the distortion, the better it sounds with the saxophone.
This is a beautiful concert. I hope you can earmark some time to watch it in full. My suggestion is to full-screen that puppy and eliminate all distractions.
Special thanks to Bob Reynolds for sharing this video on his lesson site: http://bobreynoldsmusic.com/michael-brecker-solo-concert/
Tonight’s practice idea. I’m continuing to work with balancing the effected signal with the dry signal. I love this filtered patch and how it interacts with the rhythmic patterns I’m playing. I’ll need to revisit this idea because I can imagine it being part of a larger idea.
If you’re looking for saxophone lessons via a website, this is the one. Bob’s a great teacher. Enrollment is limited. If you have time to watch the video, you’ll see yours truly playing and talking about my experience as a student on the site.
I’ve had this music since the mid-90’s but I’m working on it for the first time. My teacher, Greg Banaszak, recorded it on his album Double Vision.
A trailer I did for my YouTube page.
Saxophone plus Electronics=Aerofone Electroniq
I wrote this a year ago and it’s available for download on my SoundCloud.com/thomasdoggett page. Now that I can easily record audio and video, I want to perform these songs again for you. Everything is “live” and played in the video: saxophone, effects and drum machine.
Another “New Directions” piece that I wrote last year. This one is pretty straight-forward, just a moving filter on the saxophone plus a distorted drum machine. This song is available for free download at SoundCloud.com/thomasdoggett