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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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Obviously it all depends on where a person is in their progress.

Right now, I'm getting a lot of value from "transcription" practice material.
I'm not a good transcriber (pretty rubbish ears) and having a few clear examples with well defined progressions behind and backings in a few keys ; is great training, good for development and fulfilling as it's actually playing music.
There are some great examples, YouTube and paid-for; but, I reckon, plenty of space in the market...

Stuff I've used:
Randy Hunter has a fabulous series of licks to practice transcriptions. eg

Jay Metcalf's paid for lessons emphasis transcription as well.

There stuff that great, but way above my level - like Greg Fishman. One day.
I'm sure there's other first class material out there. But not a huge amount.

As for level? I'm not a music teacher! But obviously speed and complexity are the things, and a good series should build progressively, I guess... It can be hard for B&I to precisely get things like closures, scoops etc. by ear.

Hope that helps
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