Overtones on “Delta City Blues” by Michael Brecker

Overtones on “Delta City Blues” by Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker’s introduction to the track “Delta City Blues” is possibly one of the most awe inspiring examples of overtones on sax, but understanding what he is doing can help us master overtones too.   Overtones are a great way to improve your tone quality...
Johnny Griffin solo transcription: “Mill Dew”

Johnny Griffin solo transcription: “Mill Dew”

In the April 2016 issue of Saxophone Life, we featured a transcription of Johnny Griffin’s burning solo on “Mill Dew” from the album “Introducing Johnny Griffin. Download the full 4 chorus solo transcription here: Johnny Griffin “Mill...
One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond

Are you a Madness fan?  Chances are your favourite SKA sax tune is “One Step Beyond”.  I made a full lesson on how to play this cool melody and solo inside Sax School, but here you can download the free saxophone transcription for One Step Beyond and get...
Dig Dis by Hank Mobley transcription – tenor sax

Dig Dis by Hank Mobley transcription – tenor sax

Hank Mobley was one of the founders of the Hard Bop movement which grew out of the bebop style in the late 1950s. As a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Mobley recorded some of the first albums in this new bluesier style and went on to record more than 40 albums...
All Of My Life – Free Saxophone Transcription

All Of My Life – Free Saxophone Transcription

All of My Life by Phil Collins has a great sax intro recorded by Don Myrick.  I’m planning a full lesson on the intro and solo for Sax School but you can grab this free saxophone transcription here to get started with it. There has been some great sax solos...