In this lesson we are going to deal with Clip 12, the second clip from Mark Turner’s solo. It’s a great full-range of the tenor sax run from altissimo G down to low Bb…
In this lesson, we will complete the head and start on Clip 11, which is the opening of Turner’s solo and highlights his use of triads as a building block for his solos.
Remember, make sure you SING the clip before you start to play it, it needs to be an earworm if it’s ever got a chance of staying on your fingers!
In Lesson 5 we are coming out of the Bridge back into the final section of the head. It gets high, (into altissmo on tenor), and contains another diminished run.
In this lesson we are transcribing clip seven which contains a fantastic diminished lick placed into the bridge of the melody of Skylark. Make sure you listen to this clip slowly, (I had to take it down to 25% in places in order to get this lick down).
In our third lesson on Skylark we are working on Clips 5 & 6.
In this lesson, I am solely dealing with clip 4 and turning it into ‘micro-clips’. Take your time, sing it and then play it SLOWLY!