Back about 10 years ago, I decided to work on my approach note patterns. I had been taught a few of these patterns in lessons with Jerry Bergonzi and wanted to really get them down. As I started to really work on the approaches in every key I found myself finding others to add to my list. I also discovered some great ways to link all these approaches together.
This is a clip I found the other day on my hard drive where I am playing a sax solo on “This Love” by Maroon 5. This isn’t normally a clip I would post but for some reason that day I was into using a bunch of approaches on that solo. These lines sound killer on R&B when you want to morph into some fast runs during your solo. On this clip I’m using my Lamberson J7 tenor mouthpiece.
In the Approach Note Velocity books I outline all the approaches and the different combinations that I practiced them in. Besides that, I have included them in all 12 keys for your benefit.
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