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20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade on the App Store

20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra is now available on the App Store

A new Saxophone App with plenty of tricks and tips is now available on the App Store for the iPad & iPhone in English and Spanish. Award winner saxophonist Mario Cerra (Boston, USA) explains and demonstrates 20 musical concepts and sax tricks & tips that you can easily add to your playing.

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20 Saxophone Tricks Of The Trade will provide you with plenty of resources to land your next gig. Use your new hot licks to impress fellow musicians, family and friends and promote your music career!

Here’s a complete list of topics in this app:
Lester: Using overtones to create a variety of tonal colors
Mix Them Up: Using overtones to create a variety of colors
Side D: Three different fingerings for the middle D
Dexter: Effect for Bb-G trill
John’s way: Example of multiphonics
The Wolf: How to make your horn growl
Slide: Glissando, or bending notes
Ghosts: Ghosting and accenting notes for great articulation
The “Cannon” Effect: Great combination of trills
S-S-P: Skip-Step concept on pentatonic scale
S-S-B: Skip-Step concept on blues scale
Jazz it up: How to produce an essential accent in jazz
Tension: Using a pentatonic scale on altered dominant chords
Release: Using a pentatonic scale on Maj 7th chords
Blues and Motives: Creating strong motives within the blues scale
Four and One: Playing four consecutive 8th notes and one 8th rest
Three on Four: Rhythmic displacement: 3/4 over 4/4
Five on Four: Rhythmic displacement: 5/4 over 4/4
Flashy: Bend and trill
Pure Expression: How to practice vibrato

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