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What kind of Saxophone online course would you buy?

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve been playing and teaching for more than 2 decades and I’ve learnt a lot over the past few years in the world of saxophone playing. A lot of thing I wish someone would have taught me when I first started. So I wanted to now share everything I’ve learnt with everyone from all levels from Beginners to pro. I am currently in the process of creating a wide variety of tutorials and teaching covering all the fundamentals of saxophone techniques, Ear playing, Reading, Improvisation and much more, and I need you help determining what knowledge is wanted. Please write all of your questions below and I’ll be sure to answer them all through future video content.

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I signed up for an online course that, now, I wish I'd signed up for a different one. The one I'm taking is really good if you want to just get the same standard 1-2-3 approach as you'd get from the Larry Teal book or any method book. But I'm getting much more valuable information about the things I'm interested in from Jay Metcalf's YouTube videos (that's without having signed up, just watching the free stuff) and from sirvalorsax YouTube videos. Both of those guys are interested in and discuss the esoteric things that I'm interested in and curious about and I think I would have gotten a lot more valuable info from either of those guys (I don't think sirvalorsax has courses - but I really like the way he thinks about and approaches sax)

A couple of topics I'd be interested in:
How does throat/tongue shape change in going from low Bb up to high F? Should it remain constant and let the octave key do all the work? Or is it constantly changing and smoothly transitioning across the entire range of the horn so when you get to altissimo you are already there?

Bottom lip over or lip rolled out? And part of that is working with a smaller tip opening softer setup
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