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If you want to learn how to improvise on saxophone or just want to improve your skills and play better solos on sax, then this quick online lesson will really help.

 

This simple exercise is a great way to improve your creativity and melody making skills, plus you can be working on your tone and rhythm too!

 

Lesson for Tenor and Alto sax

Includes worksheet and Backing Track

 

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Tips for Learning Solos on Saxophone

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Get an inside peek at how Nigel uses his computer to help learn classic solos on saxophone. Read More

Shotgun Lick Workout for saxophone

Friday, January 13, 2017

Learn how to quickly get an authentic "Junior Walker" sound on your sax using this lick workout for alto and tenor sax. Read More

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I can't believe another year is nearly over already!  Here is  a quick Christmas message from Nigel. Read More

Jump Jive and Wail- the Sam Butera Sax Solo!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This is one of the most iconic solos recorded by Louis Prima's legendary saxophonist Sam Butera.   Read More

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - the Solo

Saturday, October 01, 2016

This is a classic 80's "down and dirty" sax solo by Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band.  In this lesson I'll show you how to play the solo.  Make sure you download the transcription below the video.  
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"Your Love is King" by Sade how to play the sax intro on tenor sax

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Check out this free lesson where you will learn the classic sax intro to Sade's hit "Your Love is King".   Read More

Alternate Bb Fingerings on Saxophone

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Did you know there are 4 different ways to play Bb on Saxophone?   Understanding all of them is important and will really help you to be more efficient with your technique.
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You Belong to the City - Glenn Frey (Sax Solo)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Glenn Frey was a founding member of  "The Eagles" but also had a bunch of huge hits as a solo artist.  "You Belong to the City" was written for the TV show "Miami Vice" in 1985 and was a huge hit.
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Bill Bailey - Dixieland lesson

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Dixieland melodies are great fun to learn plus they can be an excellent gateway to improvisation.  In this lesson you'll learn the melody of this dixie classic.  
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True Love Ways - Buddy Holly

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

I made a lesson for Sax School on this great Buddy Holly melody but enjoyed playing it so much I thought I'd share it on the blog!  Enjoy
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Theo Wanne "Shiva" tenor sax mouthpiece review

Monday, April 03, 2017

Nigel puts the Theo Wanne "Shiva" mouthpiece through it's paces in this video review. Read More

Theo Wanne Slant Sig Tenor Mouthpiece Review

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Is the new Slant Sig 2 mouthpiece the best choice for jazz saxophonists?  Find out in this review. Read More

How to play High G on Sax

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

High G is an important note on sax.  Apart from the fact it sounds REALLY cool, it's also the "gateway note" to the Altissimo range, or the 4th octave on the sax.
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Theo Wanne "Kali" Alto Sax Mouthpiece Review

Monday, December 19, 2016

Listen to the Theo Wanne "Kali" mouthpiece for alto sax in this video review. Read More

The 1 Chord Improv Workout for Saxophone

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

If you want to learn how to improvise on saxophone or just want to improve your skills and play better solos on sax, then this quick online lesson will really help.
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Alternate Bb Fingerings on Saxophone

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Did you know there are 4 different ways to play Bb on Saxophone?   Understanding all of them is important and will really help you to be more efficient with your technique.
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3 Note Finger Buster

Monday, December 14, 2015

Here is a great workout to get your fingers moving.  This simple three note exercise will help you regardless of your current ability.
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Getting started with altissimo.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Want to play above top F on the sax?  You're going to need to learn the "altissimo" range!
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How to play all major scales on saxophone

Monday, May 18, 2015

Need a recap on your major scales?  In this lesson I'll show you how to play all of them. Grab the reference worksheet download below.
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Saxophone Finger Chart

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Grab this free fingering chart for saxophone from Sax School. You can use this easy to read finger chart for alto, tenor, soprano or baritone sax.
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"Crazy" in different sax styles

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ever wondered how "Crazy" would sound in a bunch of different styles?  Me to! So I made a video to show you how. Enjoy! Read More

Got To Get You Into My Life

Friday, May 19, 2017

I wrote a fun arrangement of this classic tune and recorded it on all my saxes.  Let me know what you think in a comment below! Read More

Amazing Grace for Alto Sax

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I have had a lot of requests for Gospel tunes so wanted to make a lesson series on this classic tune. Read More

Amazing Grace on Tenor Sax

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I have had a lot of requests for Gospel tunes so wanted to make a lesson series on this classic tune. Read More

Petite Fleur - Tenor Sax

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This is probably one of the best known "Dixieland" tunes by legendary saxman Sidney Bechet.  This video is from the full lesson series on this tune for alto and tenor sax.   Read More

Killer Joe - Tenor Sax

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

This is such a great jazz standard, and an easy tune to learn.  Plus, it gives you a great opportunity to work on your tone and tuning because the melody is nice and simple, with lots of long tones! Read More

Love Theme from "Blade Runner"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This great melody was requested by one of our Sax School members recently and I'm glad they did!  It's a beautiful theme and really easy to play on alto or tenor.  In fact, it uses the notes from just one scale. Read More

I Believe I Can Fly

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yolanda Adams and Kenny G recorded a mega version of this R. Kelly hit.  I think it sounds brilliant on sax so - here is a quick version of me playing through with the backing track.
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Baby Elephant Walk - Nigel plays on tenor sax

Sunday, April 17, 2016

You probably know this tune.  It's one that has been played a million times and is really cool. Plus I've had loads of requests to teach it.
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Jungleland - The Sax Solo!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This is a classic "Rock Sax" solo recorded by Clarence Clemons with Bruce Springsteen and it's probably one of the most requested solos in Sax School.
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