Description: In this “Interpreting Melodies on the Saxophone” masterclass, legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman breaks down several ways to personalize the melodies of jazz standards. Dave discusses techniques used by some of the greats so that you can stand out from the sea of musicians simply playing lines. If you want to bring your melodic playing to life, this jazz saxophone lesson is for you. NOTE: There is a PDF bundled with the download version of this video (not the $8.99 streaming version) which includes the charts embedded in the video and the transcription of Dave’s improvised melody over “My Funny Valentine”.
Topics Covered: Saxophone, interpreting melodies, theme and variation, 5 elements of music, elision, embellishment, instant contrafact, intervals, clear beginnings and endings, arpeggiation, rhythmic approach, improvising an original melody, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, expression, jazz standards, melodic shapes, creating a voice, characteristics of your instrument, etc.
Saxophone, Interpreting Melodies, Embellishment, Techniques, Etc.
Saxophone, Jazz Rhythm, Time, Beat Placement, Feel, Etc.
Advice, How to Practice, Art vs. Craft, Finding Your Identity, Career, Etc.
Dave Liebman has performed and/or recorded with:
Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Michael Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, Bob Moses, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Al Foster, Ron McClure, Billy Hart, Anthony Jackson, Vic Juris, John Abercrombie, Ellery Eskelin, Jim Black, Tony Marino, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum, Phil Markowitz, Marc Copland, Joachim Kuhn, Daniel Humair, Paolo Fresu, Jon Christensen, Bobo Stenson, Michel Portal, Wolfgang Reisinger, Jean-Paul Celea, Bobby Avey, Matt Vashlishan, Alex Ritz and many more.
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