TRANSCRIPTION: Heaven Knows Best

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Checkout this great solo from Nigel Hitchcock's album "Smoothitch". This is a great example of Nigel's amazing technique with the simple yet rhythmically perfect lines.
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Saxophone Ligature Update

Monday, January 25, 2016

It’s the new year and lots of us are looking for a way to reinvigorate our sound and our playing. Experimenting with a new ligature can be a great way to do this but I’m often asked just how much difference a ligature can actually make to the sound.
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Cebulla Saxophone Neck Strap Review

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I talk to so many players these days who struggle with neck problems.   And if you’re a baritone player then neck problems are even more common. This week I’ve been experimenting with a strap that claims to help.
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Why you should record your saxophone

Thursday, January 21, 2016

One of the best ways to improve when you are practising is to record yourself. And these days it’s really easy to do – we all have a recording tool in our pocket. Read More


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This is one of the great recordings of saxophone legend Michael Brecker.  That's reason enough to check out this album, but here is some more info:
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Musical Rehabilitation

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Back in March 2015 we featured an article about how playing the saxophone can improve your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
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The SOFIA Project

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nicole Johänntgen is a saxophonist, performer, recording artist and teacher based in Zurich, Switzerland. Two years ago she created the SOFIA program, to support and develop female musicians.
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Nigel Hitchcock interview

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ever since he was barely in his teens, Nigel Hitchcock has been amazing audiences with his prodigious technique and improv skills.
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How to choose a wireless mic for sax

Monday, January 11, 2016

If you’re doing a fair bit of live playing then chances are you would like to free yourself from the microphone stand.  After all, when you’re steaming away on your solo, you don’t always want to stand still.
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SAX LEGEND: Grover Washington Jr

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Grover Washington Jnr was a saxophonist who enjoyed massive commercial success. Yet he attracted criticism for that popularity and was sometimes accused of selling out.
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