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Play Better Feel Better

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

So, we all know that playing saxophone can make you feel great. But did you know, it can actually do you good?  A number of recent studies have shown that playing a musical instrument regularly can have positive effects on your health and wellbeing.
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Improve your sax playing with mind power

Sunday, May 08, 2016

How can you accelerate your skills on the sax – when you don’t have a sax handy? The easy way is to use your mind.  There are decades' worth of studies proving that mental rehearsal is almost as good as concrete practice.
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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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Are you a Sax Widow?

Friday, September 25, 2015

While you are worrying about your ligature or the strength of your reed, spare a thought for the Sax Widow (or Widower – we aren’t sexist here).   The Sax Widow is a long-suffering creature. They must endure, sometimes for many months, the goose-like honks emitted by their new-found sax enthusiast.
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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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Sax for Max: Electronic Sax Experiement

Friday, July 03, 2015

I have always had a deep yearning to be individual.  I left the Royal Navy as a Physical Training Instructor in 1991 and started playing the saxophone when I turned twenty six. I knew I had a mountain to climb if I was going to get anywhere as a musician.
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What's living on your saxophone mouthpiece?

Friday, May 01, 2015

It has always been a cause of incomprehension and amusement to me that woodwind players are more worried and paranoid about injuring their hands than their mouth or teeth.
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Alexander Technique for Sax Players

Friday, May 01, 2015

Many of us take up playing a musical instrument because we want a new challenge. But it can be frustrating if we don’t see the improvement we were hoping for, or if we can’t crack that difficult couple of bars in a solo.
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Can You Learn Saxophone Online?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What do you do if you want to learn saxophone but can’t find a teacher? You go online!   The last few years have seen a massive growth in online learning.
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