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Old 04-02-2009, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, my high school pops band needs an alto saxist, so I decided to help them by learning it

Do you guys know of any good, simple songs I could learn to help me get acquainted with the notes of the sax and the basic style of playing

I already have a little experience with tonguing from playing the tin whistle

I learned the Bb Concert Scale and the main riff from Smoke on the Water so far

Thanks,

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Old 04-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Beatles - All My Loving
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender

^ Those are a couple of non-jazz ones my teacher got me started on, and are pretty damn simple to play.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i can't think of any specific songs off the top of my head but there has to be a bunch of springsteen tunes that fit the bill here.
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i can't think of any specific songs off the top of my head but there has to be a bunch of springsteen tunes that fit the bill here.
Not a bad idea this.

10th Avenue Freeze-Out's a pretty good one to start with.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Now I gotta have it taken in

It won't tune down to B

Thanks for the help, guys
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