Michael Brecker’s solo on Some Skunk Funk played on recorder by Benoît Sauvé

Benoît Sauvé is one bad recorder player!  Watch that video to see and hear him play along with Michael Brecker’s solo improvisation on Some Skunk Funk note for note.  I’m sure that was an extremely challenging solo to transcribe and to learn to play on recorder.

Here’s what that Sauvé has to say about transcribing:

“Although studying the various scales and chords,and the relations between them,is essential in learning to improve, putting these theoretical notions into practise can be very laborious.

This is why making transcriptions of actual solos can be so useful for training aural perception and instrumental technique, as well as allowing us to analyse the styles of great jazzmen, enrich our musical vocabulary, and thus help develop our own musical ideas.”

I see he has several other videos up, so I’m going to go check out his YouTube channel.

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