Saxophone Masterclass update

Friday, December 25, 2015

In recent weeks we’ve been host to not one, but two quite exceptional master classes at
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Our Favourite Saxophone Albums from 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As we celebrate the end of our first year, here is a round-up of some of the CD recordings we have been listening to in 2015, and why we loved them. Pop a few on your Christmas list! Read More

Dave Koz transcription book

Monday, December 21, 2015

Transcription books can be a great way to quickly learn a player's style.   Buying a collection of transcriptions can help you to really understand what a player is doing in their solos and, along with plenty of critical listening, can be a short cut in the practice room.
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Tower of Power: Back to Oakland

Saturday, December 19, 2015

This is a classic album from saxophone super group Tower of Power. Smooth Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz names this as one of his favourite albums. Find out why you should check it out too.
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Restoring a vintage baritone saxophone

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It’s weird to think that saxophones were being made before Edison even invented the light bulb.
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My Recording Project - Greg Johnson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jazz saxophonist and educator Dr Greg Johnson talks us through the process of recording his latest album "City People".
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Best Gifts for Saxophone Players

Sunday, December 13, 2015

We’ve reviewed some great products over the last year at Saxophone Life, so with Christmas round the corner, now’s the time to start dropping some big hints to bag yourself some of this fab gear! Read More

Dave Koz Interview

Friday, December 11, 2015

Since the 1980’s Dave Koz has been one of the most successful commercial saxophone players in the world.
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Starting a Band - A Bumpy Ride

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Over the last few months this column has followed one of our readers Brad Audrain as he has made the leap to playing live with a band. From seeking out a band to play with to setting up his own band, this has been an adventurous and sometimes bumpy ride. Particularly as Brad is relatively new to saxophone and has never played live before.
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Tackling Tuning on Saxophone

Monday, December 07, 2015

Although most of us know that we should work on our tuning, how do we actually improve it?
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