Sax School FAQs
What Categories are in Sax School
All the online saxophone lessons inside the Sax School members area are graded Easy, Intermediate and Advanced. This way you can find lessons to challenge you whether you are a beginner saxophone player or more advanced.
They are also divided into these categories:
Getting Started: If you are a brand new player, you'll find everything you need here from learning your first notes to learning your first tunes, fast!
Notes and Skills: Get tips on how and what to practice, and brush up on the skills you need to get your playing fine tuned.
Jazz and Pop Tunes: This is where you can learn to play some awesome classic melodies. There are a load of tunes covered here ranging from easy to advanced so you'll find loads to challenge you and have fun with.
Classic Sax Solos: Find out how to play some of the greatest classic pop sax solos. Each lesson runs through a solo in easy to follow steps and lessons range from easy to advanced.
The Blues: Here you will find a bunch of lessons to give you an introduction to playing the blues on saxophone.
Are there lessons for Alto and Tenor Sax?
Yes, there are separate versions of some lessons for Alto and Tenor sax. Some lessons like the "Notes and Skills" lessons are suitable for either. However, you can use a lesson on any sax. All saxophones have the same fingerings even though notes on the alto and baritone sax sound different to the notes on tenor and soprano.
I play Soprano sax, which lessons can I use?
Soprano sax is in the same key as tenor so you can use any of the tenor sax lessons. All saxophones have the same fingerings though so you can also any of the other lessons even though the notes may sound different.
I'm new to saxophone, which lessons should I start with?
It's a good idea to start with the "Getting Started" section to get your basic skills together. Then, lessons in each of the categories start with easier lessons and get progressively harder. So start at the top and see how you get on!
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes, it's easy to cancel when you are ready, but please don't go!
You can find a "Cancel my membership" button on the login page for Sax School.
Just click that link and enter your details. We will be in touch to confirm your cancellation.
Here is the direct link: www.mcgillmusic.com/cancel-my-membership
How will I know about new lessons in Sax School?
Emails are sent out to members each time new lessons are added to SAX SCHOOL.
Wednesdays are happy days for Sax School members - that's the day each new lesson arrives!
Can I download the video lessons to my computer?
Yes! After your first month of membership, you can download any lesson to your computer. You will find a "download" link below each lesson video.
I've forgotten my password - help!
Don't panic! Just click on the "I've forgotten my password" link on the login page.
We'll send you details on how to reset your password.
How can I request a lesson for Sax School?
Click the "request a lesson" link on the side panel of SAX SCHOOL (inside the members area) to send your request. We do get hundreds of them so please be patient, we try and do as many as we can.
Can I change from a Monthly Membership to an Annual plan?
From June 2016 we no longer offer annual payment plans for Sax School. If you have an existing Annual Membership, that will continue as normal, but it's not possible to purchase a new Annual Membership any longer.
I've just subscribed but I can't log in - Help!
When you complete your registration for Sax School, you should receive a few emails from us. These will go to the email address you used to register.
Check for these emails, and if you haven't received them, check your spam or junk folder.
One of the emails will have the title: [McGill Music Sax School] Login Details Email. In here you will find your login email and password.
No email? Don't worry. Email us and we will send your details again, or you can just use the "forgot password?" link on the login page to get a new one.
How can I view my account details?
With the new membership area that's easy! Once you are logged in, just click on "My Library", then click on your avatar circle at the far left of the menu. If you've added your picture already, that is where you will see it.
From that menu click "Settings". There you can update your personal info, password and avatar or photo. Click on "Credit Card Info" from that page to update your payment info too.
How can I get new backing tracks into the SaxTracks app?
With the SaxTracks app, you can import backing tracks from your iTunes library.
How do you do this? Just add new backing tracks to your iTunes library on your main computer, then sync your iPhone or iPad with your computer, so the track now appears on your device inside iTunes.
Then, within SaxTracks you just need to do this:
1. Click the arrow in the bottom left corner of the main screen.
2. Tap the big blue import button in the middle at the bottom of the screen.
3. Select "My iTunes Library" from the list.
4. Find the backing track from the iTunes menu you are taken to next and tap it to import.
5. Once the track is imported to SaxTracks and you are back in the SaxTracks app, select your imported track from the list.
6. Tap the back arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen to return to the main recording page.
You are now ready to start recording along with your backing track!
How can I update my payment card details?
If you have joined Sax School after 25th May 2016, this is easy. Just login, then click the circle in the far left of the menu (if you have uploaded your picture already, you will see your picture here instead).
Then click "Settings" and from the top menu click "Credit Card Info". Here you can update your card details.
If you joined BEFORE 25th May 2016 on the old membership area, email us for help with updating your payment card info: email@example.com
Will I get charged again to change to the New Membership Area?
No way! If you are already a member of Sax School or have purchased Blues Mastery (or any other course from us), you will not be charged any more to access the new members area. Your current payment or subscription gives you access to the same course, but in the new members area.
The price has gone up since I joined. Will I now be charged more?
Absolutely not. If you joined on a different price plan for Sax School, you will always only pay that price for as long as you keep your membership active.
We really appreciate your support and are grateful that you want to stay a part of Sax School. So, we will NEVER increase the monthly payment you have already agreed to.
Where has the login link for the old members area gone?
Now that we have our shiny new (and much improved) McGill Music Members Area, you can now access your account there. With the new members area, you only need to login once to view any course you have purchased from us (Including Blues Mastery or the Sax School lesson library).
If you are unsure of your password to access the new members area, click "Login" then click the "Forgot Password?" link. We will email you a new password.
Still having trouble, get in touch and we will sort it for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm getting an "email already taken" error when trying to register!
If you have purchased a course from us before (either Sax School membership or one of our detailed courses), then you will already have an account with us. If you are getting an "email already taken" error when trying to checkout, this is generally the reason why.
So, first log into your McGill Music account, then go ahead and complete the checkout for Sax School or one of our other courses.
If you can't remember which email address you registered with, get in touch here: email@example.com.
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