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Hot Tips for Playing Single Reed Instruments

Greetings to all woodwind players! I'd like to share with you a little known fact about single...
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A Jazz Life

Dear All, As we are all aspiring to be the best teachers, students, people we can be I would...
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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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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 an highly experience Flute teacher based in Brighton. I am also a qualified primary school teacher.
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    Hi my name is Stephen Mathers, a highly experienced professional Saxophonist and woodwind player based in Bath/Bristol area.
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    I am an active performer and teacher with over 10 years worth of teaching experience. I teach all ages and abilities, towards exams or just for fun and am able to travel to the student's home at a small additional cost for added convenience.
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    I am a professional musician based in London.
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    Professional Guitar/Saxophone Tutor with over 30 years playing experience, Mobile service available in Motherwell, Bellshill, Mossend, Law Village, Carluke, Hamilton, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Newarthill, Uddingston, Lanark. Lanarkshire.
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    I am an enthusiastic and committed musician open to teaching all ages and abilities whether your goal is graded exams, preparing for music college or learning to play your favourite tune.
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  • Transcribing Jazz

    Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture In this article I will begin to discuss one of the most important tools for an aspiring Jazz Musician; Transcribing. The oral tradition of jazz has always been important; learning from other musicians is a highly rewarding, engaging and exciting process. The late Jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller said...
  • Stuck In A Practice Rut?

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture It is very easy to get stuck in a practice rut. Either you are not practising effectively or you can not face practicing at all. It happens to us all and is difficult to turn the corner, especially with an exam or performance looming. There are some simple steps to take. Get your teacher to...
  • Difficulties Facing The Adult Learner

    Saxophone Teacher (Reading) Picture There is an enthusiasm one sees in young children that is unparalleled in older people. Regardless of the discipline, the majority of children approach new endeavours with a fresh-faced innocence one inevitably loses as the reality of life's pressures takes over. Putting this attitude to one...

 

  • Improvising........aaaagghhh!

    Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture It isn't necessarily the case that not being an improviser makes for a lesser experience for an instrumentalist.One can derive and give the utmost pleasure from interpreting the works of others,however I do occasionally hear classical musicians bemoan the fact that if the music isn't on the page...
  • Jazz Saxophone Articulation

    Andy Hooley Saxophone Teacher (Redhill) Picture A fantastic practice guide to jazz articulation is a book called "Advanced Jazz Conception For Saxophone" by Lennie Niehaus. For instrumentalists who have studied in a classical environment but would like to play in a jazz idiom, this book really helps get to grips with the type of articulation...
  • Overtones

    Saxophone Teacher (Brighton) Picture Overtone Studies Goal: To increase breath control, develop a better tone quality and lay a strong foundation for beginning altissimo studies. Timeline: Once each day at the beginning of the practice session Options: Use with 5ths, Longtones, Octaves or substitute in place of them as a daily...