The Sax School Blog: Learn and be inspired!
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.
This week we discuss the perfect posture for playing saxophone, embouchure tips and whether you should bother learning classical sax pieces!
Looking for more inspiration when playing blues on your sax? This lesson will really help you.
In this week’s live stream we discuss saxophone reeds and how to choose a strength for you, plus palm key risers and much more!
Making a great melody that is memorable is a skill. In this video I talk with award winning LA composer Jamie Forsyth about how to do it right.
In this session we discuss Microphones and recording technique, saxophone mutes and better ways to practice quietly, and some maintenance tips!
If you aren’t working on transcriptions in your saxophone practice, you should be. And here is why!
Check out David’s tenor sax playing for the May Practice Challenge. He’s our Sax School Student of the Week!
Check out Roger’s recording of the jazz standard “Misty” on alto sax – he is our student of the week!
Our star saxophone student this week is Atsuya from Australia. Find out how he has been learning sax along with his daughter!
Will playing classical music on your sax help your tone and technique? Find out here.
Learn how to play super fast on saxophone with these free exercises to boost your technique.
Check out Janet’s lovely playing on this Dave Koz tune. We’ve named her our Student of the Week!
Check out Sax School student Tim Hall’s great performance of “Georgia”!
Find out how this top UK session saxophone player creates emotion and feeling in his million selling recordings!
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