Sax in the Studio - Part 2

Monday, July 27, 2015

This time recording artist Dean Mongerio shares his thoughts on microphones and talks us through the gear he used for his latest album “Inter/change”. 
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

The world's leading saxophone specialist celebrated the launch of their flagship London store this month.
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A Students Progress: Place to Practice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I’ve been thinking about moving home... and one major consideration is how close the new house might be to other people. While I’m never criticized for being overly gregarious, I’m not completely a-social either. But, I am very glad that I currently live in a detached house with several hundred meters between me and my nearest neighbour.
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Maceo Parker: Life on Planet Groove

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maceo Parker is the master of funk alto sax playing.  Find out why we think this album of his should be in everyone's collection.
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Candy Dulfer Interview

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Born and raised in Holland, Candy recorded her first million selling album “Saxuality” at just 19 years old for which she won a Grammy nomination. That was back in 1989 and since then she has toured and recorded with Prince, Van Morrison, Sheila E and just about everyone else you can think of, as well as released a slew of brilliant albums in her own funky style. She has even been a judge on Holland’s X Factor!
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Saxophone Ligature Comparison

Friday, July 17, 2015

To the listener, a ligature may not make much difference to the sound.  But for me, it's about how the reed responds and the right ligature can make a huge difference here. Great reed response inspires me to play my best - and in turn, hopefully, makes it more fun for the listener.
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Out of time to practice saxophone?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Do you feel as though you don’t have any time for your saxophone?  Difficult isn’t it? You probably have a regular job, family or caring responsibilities, household chores, volunteering commitments, not to mention dealing with bills, emails, and all the other calls on our time every day.
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Ornette Coleman

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Starting a Band - New Directions

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Each month we follow the progress of our intrepid saxophone student in his quest to setup a band around his hometown in Arizona USA.
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Introduction to the EWI

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The EWI, particularly the latest 5000 model is an amazing piece of kit. But like most electronic gear, there are a few essential tweaks needed to get the most out of it.
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Stephen Power

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