Life gets messy sometimes. Extenuating circumstances kept me from writing much lately, but I’m now back in the swing of things, with a deadline looming over my head. I WILL complete this big band chart by January 31st!I wrote out the following saxophone section soli line yesterday, between classes:
As I wrote it, I was aware of the lead alto saxophone’s register. Knowing that I will be harmonizing below this melody, I refrained from going too low, so the end result won’t sound muddy. I intentional left some breathing space here and there.
Before going to bed, I scribbled chord symbols above each note, indicating some options for harmonizing this passage across the sax section. Today I will make some finalized decisions as I enter the soli into the computer.
Ever up and onwards!