Saxophone riffs - Trumpet ratings
- (saxophonist) a musician who plays the saxophone
- sax: a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
- A member of a family of metal wind instruments with a single-reed mouthpiece, used esp. in jazz and dance music
- The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a conical-bored transposing musical instrument that is a member of the woodwind family. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.
- (riff) flick: look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"
- (in popular music and jazz) A short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or harmonies or used as a background to a solo improvisation
- (riff) a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
- (riff) a Berber living in northern Morocco
saxophone riffs - 100 Ultimate
100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Eb (alto) Saxophone Book/audio CD
100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Alto Saxophone is written by internationally acclaimed author and instructor Andrew D. Gordon. This product is an exhaustive guide to the various phrases or "riffs" that make up Blues saxophone playing, both from a rhythmic and soloing standpoint. This book is ideal for most levels of musicianship, from the beginner/intermediate student who is interested in understanding and playing the Blues to more advanced players that need new ideas to help stimulate their creativity. It is also useful as a tool for improving one’s sight reading abilities with the examples being in many different keys and rhythms. The 12 bar Blues progression and the Blues scale are also explained. Included with this book is a CD with each example recorded twice. The first version of each example has the flute playing along with a rhythm section and the second version just has the rhythm section playing so that the saxophonist can play along.
Drew Davies & Rhythm Combo Drew Davies, sax/ vocals Pascal Saussaye, piano Fabien Fouquet, guitar Thibaut Chopin, bass Simon Boyer, drums Style: Swing/ R&B/ Jump/ Rock ’n’ roll From: UK/ F FIRST TIME IN ASCONA! Ritmi R&B scatenati, riff di sassofono, schitarrate a profusione: composta da musicisti dell’area parigina e condotta con maestria dal sassofonista e cantante di origini gallesi Drew Davies, la Drew Davies & Rhythm Combo propone uno spettacolo dall’allegria contagiosa, un omaggio, nel centenario della nascita, al grande Louis Prima, celebre cantante sassofonista, compositore e bandleader, che negli anni 40-50, prima dell’avvento del rock ’n’ roll, fece ballare tutta una generazione con il suo esplosivo mix di swing, blues e boogie woogie! La band ha appena prodotto il suo primo album Ten Days Ten Nights. Wild rhythm and blues, saxophone riffs, and a smoking guitar. Made up by Paris-area musicians and masterfully directed by Welsh saxophonist and singer Drew Davies, the Drew Davies & Rhythm Combo presents a contagiously cheerful show that is also a tribute to the great Louis Jordan on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Jordan was a famous singer, saxophone player, composer, and bandleader who in the 1950s and 1960s—before the advent of rock 'n' roll—made a whole generation dance to his explosive mix of swing, blues, and boogie-woogie. The band just released its first album, Ten Days Ten Nights.
Bones on the Saxophone
Mexican-made new paper centerpiece depicting traditional calavera figures. The lady's "skirt" opens up in a colorful honeycomb of pleated paper. The sombrero-wearing musician riffs on his saxophone, while his snare drum hangs at his hip.
This valuable book is for band musicians who love the exciting sound of riff-driven uptown blues and swing music.
Book and CD - Standard Notation
Technical ability: Early intermediate
Application: Serious hobbyist to professional
This unique collection of forty-eight 12-bar riffs provides some great ideas for spicing up the blues songs your band plays.
In music, a riff is a repeating pattern, often played against a chord or chord progression. Horn riffs played over twelve-bar blues progressions add drive, variety, identity, and excitement to a song.
Examples of riff songs include Now's the Time by Charlie Parker; In the Mood by Glenn Miller; and Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets.
Riffs can be worked into most any medium-to uptempo blues song. A twelve-bar riff is a versatile arranging tool, and can be used as a tune head, solo, backing for a solo, or backing behind a singer.
Although most riffs are fairly easy to play, and easy to apply to blues progressions, many bands neglect this important aspect of arranging and performance.
For the student, riffs provide excellent practice for sight-reading rhythms. And an emerging blues musician can actually play a 12-bar riff as a solo.
Improvising musicians might use riffs as motifs upon which to base solos. Arrangers are encouraged to develop the riffs into two-or three-part section harmony parts.
The riffs in this book are arranged in the treble clef for trumpet or cornet (B flat), clarinet (B flat), soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, and other B-flat pitched instruments.
The B-flat edition provides riffs suitable for jazz trumpet, blues trumpet, jazz cornet, blues cornet, jazz clarinet, blues clarinet, jazz soprano sax, blues soprano sax, jazz tenor sax, blues tenor sax, etc.
It is an excellent reference for the jazz and blues song writer, composer, or arranger. Invaluable also for the school stage band or jazz band musician.
Great stuff here with lots of potential for all swing band and blues band musicians.
Companion CD includes all 48 riffs, played on tenor sax with full rhythm backing.
Coil bound for your convenience.