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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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Saxophone: The Versatile Singer

The saxophone is a fascinating and exciting instrument with a variety of roles to fill in...
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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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The Art of Practice

At every stage of musical education, from the first moment we pick up an instrument to the end...

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    I am experienced, professional saxophone and piano teacher working with all ages and abilities.
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    I have benefitted from an enriched and varied musical education, and would very much like to impart to others the joy and love I have for music!
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    I am a freelance musician, composer, teacher and workshop facilitator who enjoys sharing my passion for music with others. I teach a variety of styles including jazz, funk, world, rock, pop, folk, classical and can adapt to a pupil's needs or tastes.
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    I am a Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano and Music Theory tutor with 25 years' experience. I teach all ages, levels and musical styles in the York area.
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    I'm an experienced teacher and performer on saxophone and clarinet.
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    I am a passionate and experienced saxophone teacher who has honed a highly efficient and patient approach to music instruction. I am motivated and pro-active and enjoy working with people to reach their goals.
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  • Pratice Advice

    Saxophone Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture PRACTICE APPROACHES There are probably as many opinions on how and what to practice as there are teachers of music. A healthy response to this sea of options is to adopt one and see it through. As with various endeavors across many disciplines, any system will work if you work the...
  • Saxophone Harmonics

    Saxophone Teacher (Aberdeen) Picture There are many misleading charts and articles on playing harmonics on the saxophone, most of which are out of date as the design of Saxophones has changed over recent years. Many sugested harmonic fingerings are based on using (for example) Selmer Mark 6 and 7 Saxophones which are no longer...
  • Chief Trane - The influence of John Coltrane

    Neil McGovern Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture CHIEF TRANE   The influence of John Coltrane on the contemporary jazz saxophonist, focusing particularly on his recorded output from 1957 to 1964.   Few musicians have had such a powerful and lasting influence on music and culture as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane.  This essay scrutinizes...

 

  • Playing the Sax at Home

    Linda O'Harrow Saxophone Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture We all know how hard it is to learn an instrument from scratch. The first few weeks are hard to get motivated to practise, expecially if you can only play one or two notes. I have found that after the first couple weeks, when you have finally learnt a few notes, that it is not only challenging...
  • Notes and Tones - Arthur Taylor

    Saxophone Teacher (East Central London) Picture Arthur Taylor came to prominence in the mid 1950s and is remembered as one the most important drummers of the hard bop and post bop jazz styles. He played with such eminent musicians as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jackie McLean and Kenny Dorham. Miles Ahead and Giant Steps, by Davis and Coltrane...
  • My Favourite Saxophone Recordings

    Saxophone Teacher (West London) Picture Here is a list of just a few sax players and some of their best work: Sonny Rollins 'Saxophone Colossus' John Coltrane 'Blue Train' and 'A Love Supreme' Charlie Parker 'With Strings' Pharoah Sanders 'Journey to One' and 'Karma' Jan Garberek 'Rites' and 'Sart' Ornette Coleman 'Shape of Jazz to...