Mastering Blues Improvisation in 30 Days-Day One

A friend of mine emailed me a link the other day to a great blog post entitled “How to become a Master of improvisational blues guitar in one month“.  The writer of the article is Max Deutsch who describes himself as an “Obsessive Learner”.  Max has given himself a challenge to Complete 12 ridiculously hard Read More…

Seamus Blake “Billie’s Bounce” Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here’s another great blues solo transcription from one of my favorite players, Seamus Blake.  This is a fast blues called “Billie’s Bounce” and is from an obscure CD entitled “Sax Summit”.   I say obscure because I am probably one of the biggest fans and followers of jazz saxophone recordings and I had never heard of it Read More…

Seamus Blake “Blues Up and Down” Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here’s a great solo transcription from one of my favorite players, Seamus Blake.  This is a fast blues called “Blues Up and Down” and is from an obscure CD entitled “Sax Summit”.   I say obscure because I am probably one of the biggest fans and followers of jazz saxophone recordings and I had never heard of it before Read More…

Liam Byrne Tenor Saxophone Blues Solo Transcription

Here’s a nice swingin’ blues solo transcription I started working on a few days ago.   This is from a young tenor sax player, Liam Byrne.   The group is called BBQ and stands for Brownfield/Byrne Quintet.  Here’s a short Bio about Liam Byrne from his website: ‘…Saxophonist Liam Byrne, from North Wales (UK), studied at Leeds College Read More…

Bob Malach Solo Transcription from Ishimori Demo Video

Here’s another transcription that I worked on this week.  This is from a video that Bob Malach put out on Youtube about Ishimori products.  Bob talks for the first part of the video about his Ishimori ligature, neck, screws and thumbrest. On the second half of the video he plays a nice funky solo over Read More…

Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale

Mastering The Dominant Bebop Scale The Dominant Bebop Scale is a scale that can be used over a dominant chord. It has both the major 7th and the flat 7th in the scale so in the key of G the scale would be GABCDEFF#G. The reason that the dominant bebop scale sounds so great is Read More…

Poll of 9 Tenor Mouthpieces

I decided to run a poll for 9 sound clips I just made of my last 9 tenor mouthpieces.  I’m having a heck of a time deciding which ones to sell and I figured it would help me to play them side by side and record them.  On all 9 clips I’m just playing a Read More…

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