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Saxophone Region Music 2010

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#1 Daylen007



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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:50 AM

Anyone know why the music is so.... strangely easy this year?

#2 alinktothepresent


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:32 AM

They're probably easier so that judges will hear more kids ACTUALLY PLAYING rather than just stumbling through the etudes.

Not sure about you, but here in region 20, only about four or five kids (out of, say, thirty) can actually play anything cleanly. Usually two players are really stout. The rest are too intimidated by the multiple flats in the key or difficult technique. Granted, these kids shouldn't be making region anyway since the whole point is to PRACTICE, but maybe the people who chose this year's etudes wanted a change of pace.

That's just my theory, mind you.

#3 gunther



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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:09 AM

Ok good, im not the only one.

I was really disappointed when i first saw it. It makes me really mad, because now everybody's gonna be able to play it so it'll be even harder to make it

of course, the guy above me has a point. anyone who was able to play through the etudes without stopping was able to make region where i am, and that was only 2 people (for bari sax anyways)

#4 Euphonipwn


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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:44 AM

I have no idea who actually picked out the music for last year, but they might have very well switched the people who actually choose the etudes. This is what happened to the trumpet etudes as well.

#5 That Sax guy

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

what happend this year is that the etude that were submitted to be used consisted of two hard technical pieces (which was what was wanted) and two easy technical pieces( the easy ones being a bluff so that they would have to pick the harder ones).
It just so happens that the committee people who get the final say called the bluff and pick the 2 easier etudes.

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