Sheet Music Animation Giant Steps by Tenor Sax Legend John Coltrane

This video is an excellent didactical approach to the tenor saxophone solo playing of John Coltrane. It shows the musical notes pregressively appearing on the screen as they are played by John Coltrane. The synchronisation between images and sound is marvellous and helps the saxophone student to learn the phrasing of this solo. In our opinion, this is the best didactical method we have ever seen, not only for the saxophone learners but for all musicians. Of course, if you are talented enough to learn such a solo just by ear, you have an enormous advantage, but we are sure that there are only a very few musicians out there who can achieve this.
The piece itself is regarded as difficult to learn, especially because of the up tempo speed and the unusual distance of a third of the tonal centers in the structure of the piece.
In the future we will also post a video clip that shows a robot playing this legendary solo. Look out for this post and if you like watch more videos with John Coltrane and listen to more of his music, you can visit the fiesta-musical.com site. On this blog we have also posted an interview from 1960 with John Coltrane, the legendary jazz giant.

3 Comments

  1. love this!! your blog is really eclectic, it’s awesome! never seen anything like it🙂

  2. […] saxophone while some artificial hands move the keys of the instrument. You might want to listen to Giant Steps with John Coltrane’s original sound from the Blue Note record Blue Train on the soundtrack while a computer generated video animation […]

  3. really sad to see WMG take this off of Youtube… We just want to celebrate the legend.. where can i find an original? who made this?


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