Let It Snow Critique

Gil Playing ‘Let it Snow’ on alto

Gil_let-It_snow_saxophone_tribe (mp3, right click and save)

Gil:

Just a few bars, from Gil

Neal:

Were you reading music or playing it from memory?

Gil:

Reading music.

Neal:

How many eighth notes are in the first full measure?

Gil:

The next full measure broken down like this: 2 eighth notes, 3 quarter notes and 1 half note.

Neal:

Hey Gil,
All right, that’s what I thought it probably was.
The tone is pretty good and since you split the quarters into eights that itself doesn’t actually mess with the time since the sixth eighth notes still take up three beats. But it does change how the melody sounds.
With the rhythm though, how you played it was more like

eight eighth | eight eighth eight eighth eight eighth eight half

That’s twelve notes up to and including the half note.

But the music is written (I’m imagining it based on the lyrics)

Well the we-ather out-side is fright-ning

A total of nine notes.

The difference is that you split the quarters up into two each. Giving an additional three notes.

Any reason for doing that? Maybe you had heard a recording that played it that way?

Thanks

Gil:

Thanks

Yeah, I guess it was from hearing another recording.

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jeff January 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

yea, I cant get the recording to play. timing is good

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Neal January 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Just added a link to the mp3 file as well. You’re using a phone or computer?

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