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Hip Licks for Alto Saxophone by Greg Fishman

By Greg Fishman

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Description – Hip Licks for Saxophone Application

Hip Licks for Saxophone is designed to help saxophonists develop fluency in the jazz language by providing mainstream jazz vocabulary (swing/bop/post-bop) that nails the changes and lays great on the horn.

Think of Hip Licks for Saxophone as a musical reference application, like a dictionary of great licks in all twelve keys, available when you need it. You can open the application to any page and just start playing.

Need something that will help you sound like a total pro while playing over the most challenging keys and chord progressions? Hip Licks for Saxophone is an indispensable resource that can immediately show
you how a professional player would approach those tough keys and chord progressions.

Custom User Interface

This application features a customized user interface that makes this application fun and easy to use. When you launch the application, you’ll see a menu window that lets you choose to read through the entire contents of Hip Licks, page by page without the play-along tracks, or to load each set of licks with the accompanying play-along track. All page turns are automatic, and synchronized with the play-along track.

To start playing a sax demo track, simply click on the saxophone icon on the lower left side of the display, and the track will immediately begin to play.

To start playing a rhythm-section-only track, simply click on the drum icon on the lower right side of the display, and the track will immediately begin to play.

Special Features of Hip Licks for Saxophone by Greg Fishman:

• 168 Hip Licks – Each lick is unique and customized for each key, based on the best timbre, register and playability on the horn. The C7 lick is different than the B7 lick, which is different than the Bb7 lick, etc.

• All fast tempo licks include both Slow Tempo and Fast Tempo Play-Along Tracks.

• Hip Licks Nail the Most Popular Chord Progressions:

– Major 7th, Dominant 7th, Dominant 7b9, Minor 7th, Minor 7b5, and Diminished 7th and Augmented 7th Chords
– ii-7 / V7 / I Major (two and four-measure phrases)
– ii-7b5 / V7b9 / i Minor (two and four-measure phrases)
– Parallel Major to Minor Progressions
– ii- ii-Maj7 / ii-7 V7 / I Maj7 (ii-7 / V7 / I Maj7 w/moving 7ths)

• Interactive Call and Response Format, perfect for ear-training and developing your musical memory. Each lick is played twice in a row on the Play-Along Tracks, so you can hear the lick and then immediately play along.

• Twelve Key Approach – Every track takes you through all twelve keys.

• Rhythm-Section-Only Tracks let you experiment with your own variations on the licks and improvise over a wide variety of harmonic settings. These tracks are also excellent backgrounds for practicing all of your chords and scales.

• Technique Builder – Use Hip Licks for Saxophone as part of your daily practice routine to dramatically increase your technical command of the saxophone.



If you have no sound from the app, it is because your mute button (on the upper right side of the iPad) is in the "on" position. Switch it to the off position and sound will be produced from the speakers or headphones.


If you want to return to the main menu, simply tap the "menu" button in the top center of the screen. When the drop-down menu appears, swipe upwards on the menu to the very LAST item on the menu, which says "MAIN MENU." Click on the main menu and you'll be back to the home screen of the app.

If you have any other issues/problems with the app, please contact me at or call 847-334-3634. All of my books and apps are 100% guaranteed!

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Customer Reviews

You Need This App!

If you have been transferring PDF's to your iPad, as I have (using "forScore"), and using your iPad for just about everything, then you will love this app. The Hip Licks app is very intuitive and fun to use with my private students. I am able to mirror my ipad using AppleTV and project the music on a big screen. My students really enjoy this feature. You could also use this app in an improvisation class or jazz ensemble and project this on a Smartboard. Having the app will enable you to listen to the music when you are unable to practice. I find this to be a very useful feature. Read the description of the app. It gives you all the info you need. The book and the app are the same but the convenience, look and usefulness of the app makes it a must have. I highly recommend this as well as Greg's other apps and books.

Hip Licks for Alto Saxophone by Greg Fishman
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  • $12.99
  • Category: Music
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 195 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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