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Hello,

I am beginner of playing Alto Sax...But I do not know what should I learn first.....

Steps:
1) playing long note
2) practice tonguing skills
3) ................

Could everyone give me some advices for me???
 

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I'm still pretty much a beginner myself, but I can guess that the first question for you will be "what do you want to accomplish?". Also, what is your music knowledge level, (ie: do you need to learn about music theory and learn to read music at the same time as learning to play the sax or is that old hat)?
 

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I'm still pretty much a beginner myself, but I can guess that the first question for you will be "what do you want to accomplish?". Also, what is your music knowledge level, (ie: do you need to learn about music theory and learn to read music at the same time as learning to play the sax or is that old hat)?
I know some music theroy......But I would like to know the practice flow of saxophone....just focus on the playing technique....how to build up a foundation of playing saxophone.......

Could you give me some helps?:D
 

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I take it that you mean "playing technique" by the practice of scales, arpegios, things like that?

If so, it is nice to focus more on that in the beginning but to keep it interesting and to make it worth it, it's nice to implement in your practice routine some repertoire that uses what you are learning - You can start your practice routine by warming-up with long tone excercises. Do a little bit of everything, a little bit of theory, a little bit of sight reading... then after a while you may find that say you need to focus more on your sight reading for instance so you plan your next practice accordingly.

You probably have heard this thousands of time before, but finding a teacher would help to identify what you need to be working on, establish a practice routine and give you the right kind of excercises.
 
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