Firstly,  I just want to say that I’ve had loads of great comments and emails about my new Creative Improvising for saxophone Mini-Course.   Check this out:

Fantastic simple and novel introduction to how to approach improvising. It is the best approach to structuring improvisation that I have come across. A huge help to me, Nigel…thanks so much. And thanks to the great value Sax School is providing…very regular new lessons and mini courses.

David Burke, UK


If you have ever struggled to learn improvising on saxophone, or feel like your jazz playing has hit a roadblock, then my Creative Improvising course is right for you.

What’s in the course

Creative Improvising for Saxophone is a series of exercises designed to push you out of your comfort zone so you explore new sounds, shapes and styles in your improv.

This is important because it’s only by “stretching” our creativity that we can “grow” our creativity.

After all, your creativity is something that needs regular exercise, just like your tone or technique.

New this week:

This week inside Sax School, I’ve added a new lesson in the Creative Improvising series.  This time we look at a Note Challenge.

My Note Challenge is a series of exercises where you focus on specific chord notes or anchor tones when improvising.  It sounds easy, but if you do it right, these exercises will really test you.

And, they will help you become a more confident and fluent improviser on saxophone!

Ready for the challenge?

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There are still two more lessons in this series, keep an eye out for them later this month!

Happy practicing,


Nigel McGill

After 25 years touring, performing all over the world, I setup Sax School to share what I have learned. Today thousands of players in more than 70 countries use the huge library of online saxophone lessons in Sax School. Find out how it can help you too!

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