Improve your sax playing with mind power

Sunday, May 08, 2016

How can you accelerate your skills on the sax – when you don’t have a sax handy? The easy way is to use your mind.  There are decades' worth of studies proving that mental rehearsal is almost as good as concrete practice.
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Friday, April 01, 2016

Andy Ross is the saxophone player for UK funk pioneers Incognito. In this player profile, Andy talks about how he got started in the music scene as a sax player and shares tips on how to learn saxophone.
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Intonation and your ideal sound

Friday, April 01, 2016

One of the most satisfying musical experiences is listening back to a recording of yourself and hearing your tone and improvisation match up to your aspirations, or come pretty close.
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Making Music on the Road

Friday, April 01, 2016

Need to make music on the go? Touring musician and studio expert Paul Fawcus runs through his ultimate travel setup.
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Are Music Exams Worth It?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Many of us will have breathed a sigh of relief when we left formal education and waved goodbye to exams. But is there any benefit to putting yourself through exams on the saxophone?
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Ear Training for Sax Players

Saturday, March 26, 2016

It is a thrilling moment when a musician first experiences the freedom of playing without reliance on the printed score.  To be able to play a melody by ear, or to spontaneously create an improvised solo never before heard is a joy. And so it amazes me when students express disbelief that they might ever achieve this.
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Readers Questions

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

This time with our saxophone readers questions we offer advice on how to deal with gurgles in your sax mouthpiece, combat motivation in your practice and improve your sax recording technique.
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Rapid Riffs or Memorable Melodies?

Friday, February 26, 2016

It’s definitely impressive to hear sax players play at incredibly fast tempos. What is, however, far more inspiring is hearing how the great masters are able to create beautifully crafted, swinging melodic lines, regardless of tempo.
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How to develop tone in the low register on saxophone

Monday, February 08, 2016

The saxophone is capable of a huge range of sounds spanning from Ben Webster’s warm and lush tone to late-Coltrane’s powerful and strident approach.
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Readers Questions Feb 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

This time we answer saxophone questions about how to use a tuner, how to stop biting your saxophone mouthpiece and share advice on what to practice on saxophone for beginners.
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We talk to celebrity pro saxophone players and learn about their approach to practice.

Transcriptions and tips to develop your tone, fingers and improvisation skills.

Sax Gear and Music reviews to inspire and inform you.

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Steve Crow

Stephen Power

Susanne Pearce

Craig Buhler

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