Fred Hemke

Friday, May 29, 2015

For me, two American sages of the saxophone come to mind who are responsible for the development and teaching of the modern classical saxophone today… Eugene Rousseau and Frederick Hemke.
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Branford Marsalis: Romances for Saxophone

Monday, May 25, 2015

We think this is one of the best classical saxophone albums for soprano saxophone. Find out why you should check out this great recording by Branford Marsalis.
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A Students Progress: Mastering Scales

Saturday, May 23, 2015

This month’s learning for me is about how the chore of playing scales was made easier through an emotional connection  My saxophone teacher is helping me to improvise around a couple of well known jazz standards: “All the Things You Are” and “In a Sentimental Mood”.
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Amy Dickson Interview

Thursday, May 21, 2015

With a classic BRIT award and two Grammy nominations in hand, Sony artist Amy Dickson is one of the leading lights in the classical saxophone world. I caught up with Amy to discuss her career and approach to practicing.
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How to fix a saxophone neck cork

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Marcel Mule

Friday, May 15, 2015

French Classical Saxophone Virtuoso Marcel Mule is regarded as a master of his instrument on a par with figures such as Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolo Paganini, Jascha Heifetz, and Arthur Rubinstein.
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Starting a Band - Getting Real

Monday, May 11, 2015

Follow the progress of Brad on his journey of setting up a band, and finding musicians to play with.
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How to develop a classical saxophone sound

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Perhaps the most captivating thing about a great classical saxophone performance is the player’s tone quality.   A clear, beautiful and consistent tone is something we all strive for but how do you start to develop this if you are new to the classical style of playing?
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New Saxophone Recordings

Thursday, May 07, 2015

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Lobster Theory Review

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

I’m a fan of books. I love the expectation that comes from choosing and opening a new book, hoping to find some new secrets, tips or techniques that will help me to grow and learn.
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