hardest song to play on alto sax

16 years ago, by mintyfreshjam (48 posts) To play that piece well is difficult, but you said it yourself, your'e broadening your horizons, so get off the creston. }); by astrocarro (5 posts) HA. I know it might seem like a crazy idea but i've only been playing the saxophone for two years now and was wondering how long it would take me to learn a really hard piece. Then tenor, c-melody, and soprano. I know this is off subject, but I adore Adderly ballads. 16 years ago, by MaxRyan1112 (1 post) Jazz Saxophone Sometimes players will also use two contrasting Ferling etudes. Bass is certainly the hardest due to air to support it, lack of the Bis Bb key, and how spread out the keys are. Lots of sharps and flats, slow parts and sixteenth notes and rhythm sections everywhere with piano backing you up class A. Those songs are definitely not the hardest pieces written for saxophone, they are hard but not the hardest. Been listening to the classical music Four Seasons - anyone got any other suggestions? Let's not even get into the stuff people like Chris Potter are playing nowadays. Prince just chooses not to because he doesn't want to be considered the greatest at yet another thing. Honestly if you've mastered Caprice No 24, then the Tank! Alto and tenor are relatively easy to transport and relatively easy to play. Download easy saxophone sheet music for Christmas carols, folk songs, hymns, and more. Not to say that the Creston is easy, by any means. The saxophone conveys so much emotion, it's impossible to think of jazz without having the sax in mind. 16 years ago, by barimachine (323 posts) Creston should probably not be mentioned. I don't have to justify to you why I don't have a class right now. } Pal, you don't know what you're talking about. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. It would be nice if it is on Youtube too. I can't make it sound as good as him and I have only heard one person that can....HIM. (fast? Yahoo! I'd give a slight edge to the Dubois). if( status === 'success' ) $('.search-usage-tips').click(function() { Plus they're both unacompanied solos, so it's not a huge deal if you play them on alto instead. Should it be a Stradivarius? It’s really not that difficult. Ummmmmmm. I know for sure there are a few you tube examples out there. And of course only Gary can sound like that, but its a goal to strive for, just like you probably have an ideal sound when you play the creston. The hardest part is having the lung capacity to make a good sound. 16 years ago, by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts) A lot of people can play that well, try making Cowell's Air and Scherzo sound like Gary Louie does. For example, the Lauba etudes, Steady Study on the Boogie, and a lot of others. Tips for better searching Like the topic says: the hardest piece for saxophone. Do your double tounging at Michigan, not here at NT. The bari is always a breeze, I can leave it for weeks and it always seems to play itself. expressive? Then let us know what you think about a tenor piece, full of accidentals and strange techniques. If you think all those percussion instruments are for lightweights, you might consider learning to play the standard drum kit. You can sign in to vote the answer. In 1830, he wrote this piece; the Toccata in C Major. So that leaves as the tough ones the soprano and sopranino. Download the Saxophone Sheet Music of Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Alto Saxophone) by Elton John. The saxophone, which is part of the woodwind family of instruments can be found in a wide range of musical genres. (Thomas (alto sax)) Posted by Archived posts Having given this some serious thought, I would say that "Con Alma", a jazz piece written by Dizzy Gillespie which I played in big band last year, has to be the most technically challenging piece I have ever played. by historicsaxwhisperer (550 posts) Castanets are featured in the instrumental break in the popular song “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters. Ii've played or am currently playing all of that other stuff, including Air and Scherzo. Former Citigroup chairman: How to bring unity to U.S. Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign, Mass. Have you ever need to change key of certain songs. sry, email me if you would like to discuss this more. So if you don’t have one, go pick up a flute, find a good teacher, and play away. There are 23 keys on a saxophone… so here are 23 of the greatest sax tracks featuring the very best saxophonists. Member's Announcements Spend a week on Giant Steps. 16 years ago. I guess it just depends on the person. broadening horizons is one thing, I'm all for that. General Discussions High School Saxophone Really, it’s just uncomfortable since we tend to play it less. Free Advanced Level Free Alto Saxophone Sheet Music sheet music pieces to download from 8notes.com The finger work for the basic notes is the same for all saxophones, so whether playing the baritone saxophone or the alto saxophone, the fingering chart is the same. There are a million people that can play this. rep urges Belichick to decline Trump's medal offer, Twitter shares tumble after site permanently bans Trump, SCOTUS rejects fast track for Trump election cases, Trump faces a new challenge in his final days, Halle Berry feels her historic Oscar win is 'heartbreaking', After stunning loss, Steelers star subjected to trolling, Some notable people ID'd, arrested in Capitol attack. Copyright 1994 - 2021. Any ideas??? $.get('/site/ajaxGetSearchUsage/',function(response,status) { Frankly, there is a whole other level of music beyond the Dahl and Denisov. Modern baritone saxophones are the easiest, taking very little air, and having the keys at a comfortable area. I hope you have fun with these songs, go ahead and have try to play some, or all of them. Wow man. http://www.jayeaston.com/Saxophonist_resources/sax... See everything that has a 7 under grade next to it. Off the top of my head, have you taken a look at the Tableaux de Provence? It has 3 fast movements and 2 lyrical movements to choose from and is popular for auditions such as this. 10) There are some AMAZING jazz and Latin music flutists to listen to. 16 years ago, by SaxMan (559 posts) Hey, im looking for the hardest piece i can play on the tenor saxophone. Here it is, the ‘hardest’ major scale for saxophone. } Learn here https://tr.im/PianoForAll. The saxophone is relatively easy to play, but relatively hard to play well. Definisax is right, I hear about 12 harder pieces in my Saxophone Departmental meeting every week. Learn how to play simple versions for alto, tenor, and other saxophones. Try the Creston of course but the Glosanov Concerto or Concertino da Camera will kick your butt as well. 16 years ago, Reply To Post 16 years ago, by saxophonist2003 (2 posts) After teaching extensively both ways, I can honestly tell you that I see many more advantages with learning online. Tomasi's Ballade... harder. Get Coltrane's Hal Leonard transcription book. AIM, by Saxophonist0035 (2 posts) But he totally could learn to play the saxophone if he wanted to. What would happen if I listened to Handel's Messiah for 72 hours. I find that most people, especially the more musical people, can learn to play little songs very easily. Actually, double tounging is just a trick. -Jon Saxophonist2003@netscape.net. I think the tempo is around a quarter note =290. Title and Post That's quite hard but sounds harder than it actually is tbh. $('#simplemodal-container').height($('.search_usage').height() + 150); 16 years ago, by muzik316 (2 posts) The Eccles Sonata is also good. It's not easy and the player obviously knew what he/she was doing, but at the end of the day the chord changes are simple, it's light on altissimo, and there aren't any extended 16ths runs. That’s why it’s on the list of hardest instruments to learn to play in a marching band. You have yet to see hard. Thank you. thank you - all these dum asses think that all they have to is play the notes right - incidentally, mule is spinning in his grave every time some one like those 2 or three play a piece - I bet minty plays the tomassi EXACTLY as it is written, quite literally. Robert Schumann was a 19 th Century German composer, pianist, and music critic. technical e.g lots of altissimo? Note: Hard and Tre Pezzi aren't alto, I didn't realize you were only asking for alto stuff when I posted them, and I feel like I might as well keep them on there. Up until 1840, he wrote exclusively for the piano. }); Sax Equipment Like the topic says: the hardest piece for saxophone. I am both an online piano teacher and an offline piano teacher. Title, Post, and Replies Within 4 bars you can tell if somebody has their act together or not. More importantly, if you're so good, why aren't you out working? All Forums Of course, there are millions of songs that could be included in a list of the hardest drum songs, but these are my top five. What is your opinion on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Search Forums Modern baritone saxophones are the easiest, taking very little air, and having the keys at a comfortable area. Your ability to learn to read music will hold you back on the saxophone a lot. 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