I practice everyday, and I practice for at least 2 hours before I do anything. I don't do it because I think that Mike Stern or Sting is going to call. < I wish they would > I do it because it's the one thing in life that has been a constant for me. So few things in life ever remain the same, if any.
But the saxophone < and my woodwinds > is the same every day.To me, it's the best ever deal you can make in life. If you work hard and practice at your saxophone , you get better. It's that simple!
Think about it. Still grateful to be playing and learning. Looking forward to each gig and rehearsal and student, trying to stay in that vibe. And learn what I can from it.
All human beings are linked together through the timeless, universal chain of history and events.The musician links to the practice room and the bandstand. Various life developments have been born in both environs.
~ The first stage of the artistic process involves absorption of principles and techniques that have already been accepted as standard in the field , the artist personalizes past and contemporary styles, meaning active participation in real world. This is why, I've always felt the need to play with all kinds of musicians, any age and of course working heavily with students to develop their "real world" skills.
So- till next week - practice hard and eat more vegtables and fruit. Don't forget to do something nice for somebody too, remember compassion is essential with each other.
Here's some things to work on also ;
STUFF TO SHED FROM TIM PRICE....
Check it out and enjoy....
also- for some more ideas....check through these ;
IF...you want some ideas on ii-v's...look here;
If your looking for a nice warm up / sax sound study-look here;
for info on tune study; look here;
reed info, look here;
sax players food for thought:look here;
A nice jazz line using II-V.
And a I-VI-II-V...of course
If you check my web page- you'll find some intervallic studys on II-
For those interested in some Bird & bop to shed...check out;
~ TIM PRICE