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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi there, just joined the forum looks like there's loads of useful information here! Asking about how to develop my tone as I have never paid much attention to it until now, after I recorded myself and was not really satisfied with my sound. I've been playing for about 7-8 years, started on...
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    This summer, I am a counselor at Stanford Jazz Camp at Stanford University. While here, I went to a masterclass with the great Clarinetist/Saxophonist Anat Cohen. She brought up something I have forgotten for a little while, which is to remember to swing often requires remembering to play...
  3. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Simple question...
  4. Training Material
    Hello everyone, I have a new blog post up at http://www.jondelucia.com/vandoren-speed-bach/. This time I'm talking a bit about my new book idea, including a sample page I would love to get your feedback on. I'm extracting diatonic sequences from Bach works and writing them out in different...
  5. Practicing
    Any tips on practicing high range on saxophone? Any practice charts or exercises that I can do in my upper range that will make me a better player? Thanks.
  6. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    A thread to compile useful tone producing exercises. Obviously there is no best, that word´s just there as a hook. I,ve been very pleased with playing lower register notes with the octave key pressed. For instance play slow quavers from F down to Bb thus, F2 F1 E2 E1 Eb2 Eb1 D2 D1 (fingered...
  7. Practicing
    Hello, Im Mike and I play the tenor sax. I am going into my junior year of high school and I am 101% sure that I am going to major in music. Music is that important to me that I am prepared to take the risks and struggles of a musician. Now a future music major needs a foolproof practice...
  8. Training Material
    this is a great site hosted by Quamon Fowler in Fort worth TX. He placed 3rd in last years Monk Jazz Competition in Los Angeles and is a great teacher. Through this site he shares everything from basic exercises to live concerts of some burnin' playing!!! It's a $25 monthly subscribed site...
  9. Tips and Techniques
    Had some free time this last week... here's a few new lessons: Intervalic Melody: http://mattotto.org/?cat=169 2 Long tone exercises: http://mattotto.org/?cat=168: http://mattotto.org/?cat=171 Major #9 melody: http://mattotto.org/?cat=181 2 Chromatic melodies over V7...
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