Readers Questions: Tone, High Notes and Tonguing

Monday, May 02, 2016

This time we answer readers questions on improving tone, mastering the high notes on sax, and how to untwist a tongue!
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Saxophone News

Sunday, April 24, 2016

There has been lots going on this month in the world of saxophone with competition winners and new album releases.
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Tim Garland Interview

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Composer, saxophonist and bandleader Tim Garland is regarded as one of the best musicians to come out of the UK. For years he has been part of Chick Corea’s bands and was awarded a Grammy in 2009 for his work him. I spoke to Tim about his amazing career and how he approaches learning saxophone.
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Chick Corea: "Three Quartets" album

Saturday, April 23, 2016

UK saxophone legend Tim Garland named this album as one of his all time favourites.  We love it too - here's why:
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The Crusaders: "Scratch"

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Scratch was an important album for The Crusaders with Joe Sample on piano and Wilton Felder on saxophone.   Andy Ross, saxophone player for UK acid jazz band Incognito named this album as a huge inspiration for his own playing. Find out why you should check it out too.
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Dick Morrissey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dick Morrissey is perhaps the epitome of the flexibility and versatility needed to be a successful musician. Adapting and changing with the times, he embraced new styles of music over three decades and achieved acclaim across bebop, jazz, and funk.
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Graeme Blevins

Saturday, April 23, 2016

He has spent years touring with Pop Queen Kylie Minogue, performed and recorded with Phil Collins, toured the world with Kyle Eastwood and also finds time to play with new music pioneers the Delta Saxophone Quartet. Graeme Blevins really has done it all. In this Player Profile he tells us about how he manages to balance all these different styles of playing.
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Making the most of Transcriptions

Saturday, April 23, 2016

If you have ever studied improvisation with a serious teacher, it is pretty likely that at some point or other you were assigned to work on a transcribed solo.
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New Music Books for Saxophone Players

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Music publisher Schott has released a range of new music books for beginner to intermediate players. Here are some of our favourites.
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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.

From saxophone practice techniques to maintenance tips.

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