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Saxophone - equipment guide for beginners

Saxophonists love talking about gear. Mouthpieces, reeds, instruments and all their various...
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The Talent Code by Danny Coyle

Here's my book recommendation: The Talent Code by Danny Coyle I advise all students, teachers,...
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Adolphe Sax 1814-1894

It is believed that the first step towards the invention of the saxophone was when Antoine...
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Developing a Good Sound

Having a great sound is one of the most important assets of a good sax player. The best way to...

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  • Gary Hamilton Central Southend-on-Sea, SS9 Gold Member

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    I started studying jazz harmony and theory in 2002 but I play all styles of music from classical to funk, rock and blues.
  • Anthony Wright Pilgrims, GU8

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    A big hello to all clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts.
  • Liam Harman Gloucester Road, SW7 Gold Member

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    I am currently studying a Master of Performance in Clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London. Before this I studied in Barcelona (Spain) with Joan Enric Lluna, one of todays leading clarinetists. I have been teaching for about 6 years now.
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    London-based multi-instrumentalist and tutor.
  • Eddie Croft Greenbank, L17 Gold Member

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    Professional, flexible and friendly 1 to 1 music tuition at Penny Lane Music School in Aigburth, Liverpool, or in your own home. All ages welcome.
  • Jessica Radcliffe Downham, SE12 Gold Member

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    I am a jazz singer, instrumentalist, composer and educator working throughout London and nationwide. A committed and enthusiastic teacher, I am dedicated to offering my students a well-rounded musical education.
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  • Saxophone - equipment guide for beginners Editor's Pick

    Guy Passey Saxophone Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Saxophonists love talking about gear. Mouthpieces, reeds, instruments and all their various intricacies are endlessly fascinating to us - if you don't believe me, type 'mouthpiece' into an online forum for saxophonists and watch as an unending stream of jargon unspools itself in front of you....
  • The Approach to Music and the Learning Process

    Marco Marotta Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Since I started teaching privately, I recognized the importance of being flexible and aware of what the pupils really need in their pathaway as students. Even if there are some basic aspects that everyone should develop in order to improve his own skills, I firmly believe that the approach to...
  • Good Practice

    Tom Niblock Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture The basic rule that 10,000 hours of practice are needed to become a master at anything can sound very daunting to a beginner. But is it really true? Obviously to become world-class at anything is going to take time but what I think is more important is the quality of any practice time. With just...

 

  • Five Areas of Music

    Steve Mathers Saxophone Teacher (Bath) Picture I believe music can be separated into 5 sections: Theory - the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm and harmony Dynamics - the relative loudness or softness of a note Articulation - performance techniques that affect the way a particular note or series of notes sound Sound - which includes the...
  • Developing a Good Sound Editor's Pick

    Nick Jones Saxophone Teacher (North West London) Picture Having a great sound is one of the most important assets of a good sax player. The best way to start developing one's sound is by practising long notes. When doing this you should be aiming for a clear, consistent tone that doesn’t fluctuate in pitch, wobble or crack and can be played at both...
  • Saxophone in Folk Music.

    Andree Baudet Saxophone Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture I have played in many folk festivals across Australia and more often than not, I'm in a minority as a sax player. I must admit, the saxophone isn't the first instrument that springs to mind when you mention folk music. But as the world gets smaller and different cultures intermingle, music...