Daily Practice 8: Stardust

In this video I play a short melodic phrase from Stardust through the 12 keys.  This is the melody that I was practicing singing in the car (Daily Practice 7).  By doing all the visualization of the melody and fingerings while singing in the car it makes it much easier to play the melody on saxophone through the keys as I both hear and intellectually understand how the melody relates to the chord progression.  I believe it’s important to strive to use your ear more than your mind to play the phrase through the keys, as the thinking mind does not always as reliable in terms of making good musical choices.



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