Composer/Author: DECHERT, Gernot
Arranged/Written for: solo
Instrumentation: all saxophones
Including two Playalong-CDs!
SOUL is not only one of the most ingenious genres in the world, but also one of the most influential styles ever. Originating from the gospel movement, the musicians of the epoch were deeply rooted in the Black Power movement and drew their religious roots. The result is a new musical language that still shapes the style of many great saxophonists. King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker, David `Fathead` Newman, Ernie Watts and David Sanborn, to name just a few, combine a deep feel, their gigantic sound and expressive timing that is not just about timing but also to make it truly authentic.
SOUL SAX SECRETS is a creative mix of a live recorded play-along and a very informative workshop in book form. You get a lot of exercises, valuable tips and tricks, and finally six groovy pieces in which you apply what you have learned. In addition, there are hard-core workouts in which you can work on different topics such as rhythm or articulation in circuit training. The only “problem": The words are in german, but the exercises work without any text description – and the incredible tunes too.
GERNOT DECHERT successful author of Bluespower, Funk & Soul-Power and Lovepower, reveals all the secrets that you need for a real soul-sax-feeling in this issue and lets you share in his decades of experience as an international top saxophonist. Still the most important thing in the end: Have fun and - Play your soul!