ALICE's MUSIC Lessons
May 10, 2023
1) For clarinet: it will be useful to check in often with that hand-written sheet I gave you with info about embouchure, amount of mouthpiece in your mouth, etc.
2) Experiment with a wee, tiny, ever-so-slight difference in the amount of mouthpiece you have in your mouth.
3) Do you have a thin, clear mouthpiece patch on all of the mouthpieces that you are currently playing? Clarinet, soprano saxophone, (and alto saxophone)?
This exercise sheet uses all of the notes that you know (and perhaps a few notes that may require a peek at the fingering chart):
Each of the pdf sheets below feature both parts (top and bottom) of a duet; each duet has various audio play-along tracks:
There are 3 separate duets in the pdf below:**
Ming Court - you are ready to play the top part now!
Jasmine Flower - you are not ready for either part yet
Feng Yang Flower Drum - you are ready to play the bottom part now!
**When you are comfortable with all the exercise through p. 25 in the Standard of Excellence book, you will be ready to play both parts of all 3 of these duets**
There are 2 separate traditional Yiddish tunes in the pdf below: Broyges Tantz and Tantz, Tantz Yidelekh, neither of which you are quite ready to play at the moment, BUT again, as soon you are comfortable with all the exercise through p. 25 in the Standard of Excellence book, you will be ready to play both of these tunes!
LINK to The Great American Songbook - see if there are any songs you wish to play.
Etude for soprano saxophone: Is there anything in the Hite book that you've been working on?
Like Someone In Love:
(backing tracks in C concert, which is key of A for alto saxophone)
Do you know how to change the tempo in a YouTube video? After you've opened a YouTube link, click on the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and you'll find options for tempo: