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The Bass Project

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Update on The Sax Project. I’m playing sax still but the project itself is on hold. I started playing with the worship team at church, but switched to bass guitar about a year ago, and now I’m pretty much entrenched as their bass player. Bass presents none of the issues that sax does, so it’s been easy to contribute to the worship environment in an effective way.

In the time I played sax with the worship team, it was much as I thought it would be and expressed here in the blog. Perhaps the only thing different was how often I subbed for other instruments we didn’t have – usually strings. We didn’t have a lead electric guitar during that time, so I played a few guitar intros and bridge leads. The band now has an electric guitar and a second keyboard to play synth strings.

As for sax itself, I’ve moved off the alto in favor of soprano and tenor. Due to some health issues, I knocked off sax altogether for a few months last year, though I could still play bass. Played soprano in the Christmas concert in 2009 after a hurried attempt to revive the embouchure. Not sure about 2010′s concert. So in the short term, I don’t know what I’ll be doing with sax on the worship front. My current effort is aimed at developing a set list for a new cover band (secular).