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Permalink "Take Five" with Roland GR-20 Saxophone patch on a Strat

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Hi All,

If you haven't seen it on Youtube, here is my short take on "Take Five" (Dave Brubeck - 1959) with my Roland GR-20 using the Saxophone Alto patch and playing my Mexican Fiesta Red Strat.
I tried to get as close as I could to Paul Desmond's playing, but it is just impossible.
I hope you will find the experiment at least interesting.
I am using a very good quality midi file I found on the Net. I also posted the Dave Brubeck 1959 original so that you can compare the sound too.
We are i/2 tone apart, so it's not pleasant.

"Take Five - Abdel"

"Take Five - Original 1959"

Last edited: Jan 18, 2012 23:50:08

That's pretty slick

Kool..! (snapping both fingers)

METEOR IV on reverbnation
Doug's Island Vibe Guitar Soirée

Shocked Bravo!

Danny Snyder
aka Mycroft Eloi of The TomorrowMen
aka Shecky Shekels of Meshugga Beach Party

Wow. Laughing sounds authentic.

Twisted Evil > Angel

Wow, this sounds fantastic... not just the patch, but the playing/interpretation. And this is coming from a guy who generally dislikes synthesized analog instruments. Well done!


"I have a little buzzing, but nothing that should come out of the amp." -- morphball

Really great Adbel! I tried that one myself once and failed miserably.

Pretty neat. Possibly evil ... but neat!

Nice one Abdel!

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Last edited: Jan 20, 2012 18:34:53

Good Job Abdel,

and considering he is just getting over an operation,
I think its amazing.

or did you do this before your operation.


Hi Jeff,

It was nice seeing you an the Surf folks at the Deke Geek show.

I did it a couple years ago.

Take care,

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