What's inside Sax School?

Sax School lessons are organised into easy to follow categories to get you learning fast.

 

Each category has a library of 10-20 minute lessons, most with music downloads.

 

Check out each category below to see the lessons inside.

Getting Started on Sax

Lessons include:

 

How to assemble your sax mouthpiece

How to hold your sax

Making your first sounds on Sax

First notes B down to D

Getting started with Tonguing

Low notes C down to Bb

C Major Scale

The second octave on sax

Reading music 1 - getting started

Reading music 2 - advanced rhythms

Reading music 3 - Dotted notes and how to count them

Reading music 4 - Sharps, flats and key signatures

Theme from Rocky - how to play on alto sax

Theme from Rocky - how to play on tenor sax

Hawaii Five-O  - how to play on alto sax

Hawaii Five-O  - how to play on tenor sax

Danny Boy - how to play on alto sax

Get started playing sax quickly with easy step by step lessons. Covering everything from opening the case for the first time to learning all the notes and fingerings, Nigel will get you up and running on the sax in no time!

Notes and Skills

Lessons include:

 

Quick warmup routine

Advanced warmup exercises

Warmup ex2 : Embochure strength training

Vibrato - How to practice it

Easy first tune in the style of Baker Street

Lick workout #1 for alto sax

Lick workout #1 for tenor sax - E Blues

A blues scale - how to play on tenor sax

D blues scale - how to play on tenor sax

E blues scale - how to play on tenor sax

C blues workout for tenor - with playalong inspired by Cameo

E blues scale - how to play on alto sax

D blues scale - how to play on alto sax

Reeds - how to adjust them

Saxophone fall offs

Tenor mouthpiece showcase

Finger speed workout

Breathing tips and techniques

All major scales

How to transpose from piano to saxophone

Introduction to overtones - Tenor Sax

Altissimo G introduction

Minor Scales

How to use Backing Tracks

How to speed up your tonguing

Chromatic scales on saxophone

Time Signatures unravelled

Flight of the Bumble Bee parts 1+2 for alto and tenor

Introduction to Pentatonics

Understanding Key Signatures

Get your technique together here with lessons to build your strength and flexibility. These lessons are great "tune ups" for your playing. The doctor says "Use them regularly!".

Classic Pop Tunes

Lessons include:

 

Baker Street - how to play the whole song with backing track

Baker Street Melody - how to play on tenor sax

Tequila

Hey Jude

How Do I Live Without You

Lady in Red -

Pink Panther -

Yesterday (Beatles)

Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)

Jingle Bells - alto sax

Lily was Here (Candy Dulfer) part 1

Lily was Here (Candy Dulfer) part 2

Time after Time

Tears in Heaven

Aint no Sunshine

Undun (Steve Cole) -

So Amazing (Gerald Albright)

The Look of Love -

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Eternal Light (Kenny G)

The Christmas Song

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree

Night Boat to Cairo parts 1+2 - tenor sax

Mo Better Blues

Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)

Crazy

Songbird

How Sweet It Is Parts 1-3

Moondance

She's Like the Wind -

Together Again (Dave Koz) parts 1+2

Soul Man horn parts

Jubel (Klingande) -

Spooky -

Spooky improvising tips

 

...and many, many more!

Learn to play great classic Jazz and Pop tunes on sax. Nigel takes you through each tune in easy to follow steps.

Classic Jazz Tunes

Lessons include:

 

A Foggy Day - tenor sax

Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Alto Sax

Don't Get Around Much Anymore - tenor sax

Pink Panther - alto and tenor sax

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - alto and tenor sax

They Can't Take That Away From Me - alto and tenor sax

When I Fall In Love - alto and tenor sax

Spanish Nights (Kenny G) - alto sax parts 1&2

Moonlight Serenade - alto and tenor sax

In the Mood - alto and tenor sax

In the Mood solo and ending - alto and tenor sax

Pick up the Pieces part 1 - tenor sax

Pick up the PIeces part 2 - tenor sax

Girl from Ipanema part 1 - tenor sax

Girl from Ipanema part 2 - tenor sax

Time after Time - alto and tenor sax

My One and Only Love - alto and tenor sax

Take Five - alto sax

Take Five (the solo!) - alto sax

Little Brown jug - alto and tenor sax

Hallelujah I Love Her So Part 1 - tenor sax

Hallelujah I Love Her So Part 2 - tenor sax

Winelight - alto sax

I got it bad (and that aint good) parts 1-4 tenor sax

Blue Moon - alto and tenor sax

Fly Me To The Moon - alto and tenor sax

Yakety Sax part 1 - alto and tenor sax

Yakety Sax part 2  - alto and tenor sax

Bye Bye Blackbird - alto and tenor sax

American Patrol part 1 - alto and tenor sax

American Patrol part 2 - alto and tenor sax

American Patrol part 3 - alto and tenor sax

American Patrol part 4 - alto and tenor sax

Misty - alto and tenor sax

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - alto and tenor sax

Mack the Knife parts 1+2 - alto and tenor sax

Cantaloupe Island - alto and tenor sax

Autumn Leaves - alto and tenor sax

 

and many more!

 

Learn to play great classic Jazz and Pop tunes on sax. Nigel takes you through each tune in easy to follow steps.

Classic Sax Solos

Lessons include:

 

Baker Street

Simply the Best - tenor sax

Edge of Glory - tenor sax

One Step Beyond - tenor sax

Jump Jive and Wail - tenor sax

Careless Whisper - alto sax

Your Latest Trick (easy key) - tenor sax

Your Latest Trick (orig key) - tenor sax

Kokomo - alto sax

Kokomo - tenor sax

Back in Time (Huey Lewis) - tenor sax

Candy (Cameo) - tenor sax

I Wil Always Love You (Kirk Whalum) - tenor sax

Will You (Hazel O'connor) - alto sax

Maneater (Hall and Oates) - tenor sax

World on a String (Buble) - alto sax

World on a String (Buble) - tenor sax

All of Me (Johnny Hodges) part 1 - alto sax

All of Me (Johnny Hodges) part 2 - alto sax

You Belong to the City (Glenn Frey) - alto sax

Going Home (Brecker/Knopfler) - tenor sax

Smooth Operator - tenor sax

Smooth Operator - alto sax

One Step Beyond - complete lesson tenor sax

One Step Beyond - complete lesson alto sax

Love Plus One - soprano / tenor sax

Love Plus One - alto sax

Harden My Heart (Quarterflash) - alto sax

One More Night - alto and tenor sax

Unchain my Heart - tenor sax

Rio (Duran Duran) - alto sax

Million Love Songs (Take That) - tenor sax

Bad to the Bone - alto and tenor sax

Who can it be now - alto and tenor sax

Englishman in New York (Sting) - alto and tenor sax

Waiting for a star  to fall - alto and tenor sax

Learn to play classic pop solos on the saxophone in easy steps. Most lessons are available for both Alto and Tenor sax.

The Blues

Lessons include:

 

Getting started with the blues - part 1

Getting started with the blues - part 2

Green Onions - Alto Sax

Green Onions - Tenor Sax

Blues Lick workout for Alto Sax

Blues Lick workout for Tenor Sax

Summertime - Alto Sax

Summertime - Tenor Sax

 

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