Doubling Technique for Sax Players

Doubling Technique for Sax Players

John Franchi has been playing soprano, alto and tenor saxes, clarinet, flute, alto flute and piccolo in recording studios, theatres and concert halls for over 50 years. In this series he shares what he has learned about technique, styles, and the etiquette of studio...
Jake Clemmons – the new star of the E Street Band

Jake Clemmons – the new star of the E Street Band

This is a great article from www.news.com.au about the new star of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band Jack Clemmons. He was eight years old and while his fellow concert goers may have been enthralled by The Boss, it was saxophonist Clarence Clemons, his uncle,...
How can I add effects to my sax sound?

How can I add effects to my sax sound?

Although a lovely full sound is awesome… Sometimes it’s fun to enhance your sound with reverb or effects.   But how do you do this? Here are some options to consider: First of all, it’s important to think about why you are using any effects at all....
How to play saxophone behind a singer

How to play saxophone behind a singer

If you play in a band setting where you are just playing “filling” parts, it can be tricky to know when and how much to play. Here are 5 quick tips that will help. 1.Don’t overplay! This is the most common mistake that players make behind singers....