Classic Sax Solo: I Can’t Go For That

Classic Sax Solo: I Can’t Go For That

Why do we learn classic pop solos on saxophone? Over the years I have broken down and taught dozens of classic pop and rock solos in Sax School. I have also interviewed a bunch of Pop Sax superstars like Nigel Hitchcock and Snake Davis (Take That, M-People etc). Pop...
January 2020 Saxophone Masterclass!

January 2020 Saxophone Masterclass!

Our first masterclass for 2020 was amazing! To kick off the new year we had a bunch of saxophone students play for this session. The nice thing about our Sax School Monthly Masterclasses is that it is also an opportunity for members from all over the world to connect,...
Saxophone Overtone Workout #1

Saxophone Overtone Workout #1

If you could practice just one exercise for better tone on saxophone, this would be it… If you start searching around online for what to practice to build a better tone on your saxophone, you will probably come up with a hundred different ideas. And at that...
How to play “You Never Can Tell” saxophone parts

How to play “You Never Can Tell” saxophone parts

A great way to develop your saxophone playing is by learning classic horn section lines from tunes you know and love. The saxophone line in the Chuck Berry tune “You Never Can Tell” is a classic. Plus it’s dead easy to learn because there is only 1...
Getting your first gig on saxophone

Getting your first gig on saxophone

Playing live for the first time is never easy… If you play saxophone and have never had the opportunity to play in a band, any sort of band, then you will love this story. It was shared recently in our Sax School community by Martyn, who has been learning with...
2 Easy Growl Techniques for Saxophone

2 Easy Growl Techniques for Saxophone

How do I get that cool growling effect on my sax? I’m asked this question constantly from Sax School students! Growling or a growl sound is a brilliant effect when playing Blues, Jazz or Pop / Smooth Jazz saxophone but it can be tricky to get right. In this...