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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hey all, it has been a while. So since my last posts I have gotten much better but there is one thing I am still struggling with. I have a bad habit of loosening and tightening (through lips and jaw) my embouchure as I go up and down the sax. As some of you know, I am primarily a Bari player...
  2. General Discussion
    Hi guys. So I'm sorry if this is covered somewhere but the search yielded nothing. I have picked up tenor sax in the last few days. I am a travelling musician and am in Thailand now and about to go to China so I don't think I will have a chance to find a teacher until I get home next year. I...
  3. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi I just posted a new video lesson on my YT channel. This time it is an extra long and in-depth video about the 10 things, I believe, hold back many beginner saxophone players and how you can avoid them :) I hope it will provide some interesting insights :) Stay funky! :) JD
  4. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello! For those who do not know what anchor tonguing is, it is when the tip of the tongue rests against the bottom teeth and the reed is tongued with the middle of the tongue. I've done it since I started (5 years ago), and it is incredibly hard to tongue the correct way for me. Tips on how to...
  5. Tips and Techniques
    Hello all, I have this terrible habit of overarticulating when I improvise, and I desperately need to break it. My playing sounds choppy and I am not at all happy with it. If anyone has any tips on how to break this habit, I'd love to read them! Thanks,
  6. General Discussion
    Hi Group, thanks for letting me join. A little background and then my question: I've played keys for 15 years, with formal classical instruction for the first 7 or so years. I dabbled with sax and trombone in jr. High, a couple of semesters each in band, but no private instruction. I currently...
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