Ron Fix

Saxophonist | Educator

Steve Kortyka Transcription

Hey guys! Today’s transcription is Steve Kortyka’s solo on “Dancing in the Moonlight." This solo is from trumpeter/vocalist Brian Newman’s latest release, Showboat. It’s a rendition of the classic Thin Lizzy tune. Steve’s playing on this album is fantastic. Steve is a saxophonist based in NYC and is truly one of my favorite saxophonists on the scene. Check him out!

The solo is centered around F#-7 and A-7 (Bb keys). I enjoy the build of this solo, especially its peak in measure 25. I recommend using altissimo fingerings (123 | 123) for B and (123 | 000) for C. I use these fingerings exclusively, and they also work well for obtaining split tones on those notes.


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