Use Clichés Like This One in your Solos to Connect with Listeners – Better Sax

Use Clichés Like This One in your Solos to Connect with Listeners

Here’s another quick saxophone lesson for you. I lifted this phrase from one of my favorite saxophonists Sonny Stitt. He would play stuff like this all the time in minor keys. It’s a bit cliché but that’s a good thing.

Having a bunch of cliché and recognizable melodic phrases in your vocabulary is a very powerful way to make a connection with your listeners when soloing. The great improvisors have always done this because it works and sounds great.

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As the founder of BetterSax.com Jay’s mission is to help developing saxophone players break away from traditional music learning methods and discover a more efficient, practical and fun way to become a Better Sax player. The BetterSax YouTube channel’s videos have been watched by millions and thousands of students have made meaningful progress on their instrument thanks to BetterSax courses.

Jay Metcalf

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  1. HELP! I’m a beginner and when I key a “G” the tuner says I’m playing an “f” how do I correct this? Please help. Every note is this way when I play.

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