Thursday, January 28, 2016

Saxophone Soli Line

Life gets messy sometimes. Extenuating circumstances kept me from writing much lately, but I'm now back in the swing of things, with a deadline looming over my head.  I WILL complete this big band chart by January 31st!

I wrote out the following saxophone section soli line yesterday, between classes:



As I wrote it, I was aware of the lead alto saxophone's register. Knowing that I will be harmonizing below this melody, I refrained from going too low, so the end result won't sound muddy.  I intentional left some breathing space here and there.

Before going to bed, I scribbled chord symbols above each note, indicating some options for harmonizing this passage across the sax section.  Today I will make some finalized decisions as I enter the soli into the computer.

Ever up and onwards!

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