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Tony Edge

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Play Georgia on My Mind with the help of Band in a Box
« on: December 04, 2012, 12:22:31 AM »

Play Georgia on My Mind with the help of Band in a Box

Creating your own backing tracks in Band in a Box is so very rewarding
building up a tune and adding interest. The results can be quite professional using
Version 2012-5 with realtracks.

This mp3 was one of my first attempts of the arrangement.
I need to practice playing my tenor saxophone and improve timing and tone
production.

My setup I like to use Sibelius to print the notation, import the midi file
From Band in a Box. Add graphics and note heads.
http://learnsax.co.uk/media/bb-study-GOM.pdf

This sample recording (you can copy the .mp3 by right clicking your mouse  [save link as]).
http://learnsax.co.uk/play/mp3/georgia%20on%20my%20mind.mp3

My setup for this recording used a Windows 7 lap top computer with a Blue Yeti usb microphone.

I used Auadacity ver 2.0.2. For the live capture of the recording just one track and just one pass..

The Yamaha PSR520 keyboard with a usb interface produced a far superior midi sound compared to the PC audio.

The Band in a Box 2012-5 realtracks/soloist created those high quality extra audio drums and bass to the PC speaker.

Some experimentation was needed for positioning the microphone.
Microphone to Yamaha keyboard 2ft.
Microphone to PC speakers 6ft.
Tenor sax 10ft.


Let us know what you think??
Tony
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The current release of Audacity is 2.0.2.
and can be downloaded from
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 11:36:23 PM by Tony Edge »
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Alisha

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Re: Play Georgia on My Mind with the help of Band in a Box
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 11:45:44 PM »

Hi Tony

Well done with the backing track. I love the melody.
Could you make another recording but without the saxophone part
or with another instrument for the solo part.

I would love to play tenor saxophone along with this tune.

Love
Alisha
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 10:15:39 AM by Alisha »
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Tony Edge

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Re: Play Georgia on My Mind with the help of Band in a Box
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 11:46:05 PM »

Hi Alisha

No problem dropping the sax solo the new mp3 solo is piano
And hope the track is useful. The file size = 18.332kb.
http://learnsax.co.uk/play/mp3/gomm6.mp3


Have a lovely Christmas and hope you are practising Christmas carols
I love O Holy Night this is my attempt
http://learnsax.co.uk/play/mp3/o-holy-night.mp3


Very best wishes
Tony
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Re: Play Georgia on My Mind with the help of Band in a Box
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 09:01:27 PM »

Perfect Time.
Hi Tony

Just been reading Humphrey Lyttelton book the Best of Jazz (published by Portico 423 page papeback) the book is packed with information and the history of Jazz and saxophone.
In the chapter Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter.
Humphrey Lyttelton talks about achieving that particular characteristic of sustained rhythmic
And Perfect Time.

To a musician, this means placing every note, even the most transitory and insignificant, in exactly the right place in relation to the regular four beats to the bar.
This doe?s not necessarily mean 'keeping time' in the sense of neither speeding up nor slowing down.
There are plenty of examples in jazz of solos and ensembles which continue to swing even though there is noticeable accelerating or slowing down of the tempo.
In these instances, as the basic beat changes, the notes continue to relate to it with microscopic accuracy.

A common cause of bad time and consequent lack of swing is poor execution?the failure of the fingers or tongue to articulate accurately the ideas fed to them.


Tony keep playing try to keep time think about what Humph is saying.
Happy New Year
Sue
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