The Sax School Blog: Learn and be inspired!
Duran Duran sax man Simon Willescroft shares where he finds inspiration for his amazing sax tone.
Want to play anything you hear on your sax? Check out my 3 step transcribing formula in this LIVE session from Sax School.
Learn a simple blues warmup that will boost your skills, plus lots more in this episode of Sax School LIVE.
Why you should learn jazz standards (even if you hate jazz) plus tips on reeds, mouthpieces and much more!
Learn how to setup your practice room for success, plus lots more advice on reeds, tone and technique in this Livestream session!
Get Nigel’s Favourite Sax Tone Builder Warmup, plus tips on playalong books, performance nerves and more!
In this Sax School LIVE episode we discuss the perfect saxophone practice schedule, correct mouthpiece position and whether ligatures make any difference to your sound!
I spoke to mouthpiece expert Theo Wanne for his advice on how to choose between a rubber or metal saxophone mouthpiece to get your perfect sound.
Kadrian loves being part of our Sax School Community which keeps him motivated as he learns saxophone far from home.
Read how Student of the Week Chris got back to playing sax after thirty years and is now making fast progress with Sax School.
Read how Danilo learns saxophone from his remote tropical home using Sax School online lessons.
Read how John took up the saxophone again after 17 years to play at a wedding with help from Sax School online saxophone lessons.
Find out why as a beginner saxophone player, live masterclasses are so important to your development.
Think it’s too late to get back to the saxophone? Sax School Student Shannon returned to the sax after a 30 year break, and now she is playing her sax at professional gigs. Read her story here.
When is the right time to upgrade your beginner sax to something better? Find out in this lesson from our monthly Q&A call.
Smooth Jazz star Michael Lington explains why playing by ear is the ONLY way he learns music.
Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen has one of the most iconic 80s pop sax solos. Here is my version from the full Sax School lesson.
This is such a cool melody, and great fun to play. Here is my version on tenor from the Sax School lessons I made.
I made a lesson on the Jessy J tune Tequila Moon. Here is my version from the Sax School lesson.
Here is my version of the Etta James classic “At Last”.
I made a lesson on how to play this 80s classic by Gene Pitney and Marc Almond. Check out my version on tenor sax from the Sax School lesson.
80s sax artist Gato Barbieri recorded a great version of this Santana classic melody. Here is my recording from the Sax School lesson.
I made a lesson on this great melody from The Mission. Here is my version on tenor sax from the full lesson.
I made a lesson on this classic Buddy Holly song for Sax School Check out my tenor sax version from the lesson.
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! www.mcgillmusic.com