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The Use of the Ear in Music and Its Importance

When learning an instrument for the first time there are numerous areas of musicality that are...
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Melodic Gnosticism - Interpreting 'Sequenza IXb'

(the following essay does not include the musical notation examples referenced) Melodic...
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'Alphasax' Beginner Instrument

The Alphasax was officially launched in the UK on 1st October 2008. It's a full sized Eb Alto...
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Knowing your audience and flexibility

As a classical saxophonist I believe that knowing your audience is vital. Considering the vast...

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  • Wilhelm Franz Ferling's Etudes

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Oxford) Picture When learning an instrument, it is important that the student works on etudes as well as just pieces. One of the best sets of etudes for saxophone is: Wilhem Franz Ferling (Mule): 48 Studies op. 31 for all saxophones (Quarante-huit Etudes pour tour les saxophones de Ferling) I recommend these...
  • Sigurd Rascher - History of the Saxophone

    Saira Clegg Classical Saxophone Teacher (Stockport) Picture Sigurd Rascher (1907 - 2001) was a pioneer of the saxophone, bringing to life the sound and style that Adolph Sax wanted. Born in Germany, Rascher spent some time playing as a classical saxophone player in Berlin before moving to Scandinavia in the mid 1930s. Shortly after the outbreak of WW2...
  • Recommended Reading for the Sax

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Manchester) Picture I would recommend reading 'Playing the Saxophone' by Rob Buckland and the corresponding YouTube clips. They really are fantastic!

 

  • Buying Your First Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture For anyone who is interested in learning the saxophone, choosing the right saxophone can be a difficult process. What saxophone should I buy? Is that saxophone right for me? Is it going to be good enough? When starting to learn the saxophone everyone recommends starting on Alto. This is due to...
  • Helpful Resources For The Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (East Central London) Picture Here are a few recommendations in regards to saxophone books:Beginner (Grades 1-2): Andy Hampton: Saxophone BasicsIntermediate (Grades 3-5): Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight Reading Grades 3-5Advanced: (Grades 6-8): Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight Reading Grades 6-8
  • Buying A Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture Buying your first saxophone can be a daunting and confusing prospect. There are a lot of choices, and sometimes it is hard to make the right decision. The best thing to do is to go to a music shop and talk to someone who knows about saxophones! Don't buy a cheap one straight off ebay, as these...