Making Music on the Road

Friday, April 01, 2016

Need to make music on the go? Touring musician and studio expert Paul Fawcus runs through his ultimate travel setup.
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How to build an audience on YouTube for saxophone

Monday, February 01, 2016

So you’ve made some great music on your sax. Now what?   One of the greatest joys of playing an instrument is sharing your music with other people. And these days it’s easier than ever to do that on a global scale.
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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

How to setup a home studio for sax players

Friday, January 01, 2016

Recording yourself is a great way to monitor your progress and improve, but if you really want to get the most out of it, you’ll need a home studio recording setup. Here is a quick guide to what you need to get started.
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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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Tascam LR-10 Recorder Review

Monday, October 05, 2015

Described as an “all in one instrument trainer” the Tascam LR-10 is very compact and offers a host of features useful for someone learning the saxophone.  However this little gismo goes beyond just being a learning tool.
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How to get funding for a jazz project

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As a lifelong student of music, and jazz in particular, I’m continually looking to develop as an artist, improviser, composer, or mentor. One way to do this is to create new musical projects.
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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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Sax in the Studio - Part 1

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In this two part series, recording artist Dean Mongerio talks us through how he recorded his latest album “Interchange”. This month Dean discusses how he prepared and planned the recording.
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