Saxophone Lessons With Hall & Oates' Saxman Charlie DeChant
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 51 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- You will learn how to play six (6) of Charlie's biggest -- and most popular -- sax solos that he performs with Daryl Hall & John Oates.
- You must be able to read sheet music.
- Working Alto and/or Tenor saxophone
- Saxophone Reeds
- Neck Strap
- Hopefully be a fan of Hall & Oates music ;)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play one of the most iconic pop-music saxophone solos ever -- "Maneater," from Daryl Hall & John Oates? Learn that, and other Hall & Oates' sax solos, straight from the man who not only wrote them, but made them famous with his extraordinary ability and showmanship -- H&O saxophone & keyboard player since 1976, "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant! It's "Sax Education with 'Mr. Casual' Charlie DeChant, saxophone lessons for intermediate and advanced players.
- Intermediate and advanced saxophone students who wish to learn the solos Charlie played with Hall & Oates.
Welcome to Charlie's online course! Get an understanding on what Hall and Oates sax solos -- that Charlie wrote and performed -- you'll be learning over the course of this course.
"Maneater" might've been the song that put "Mr. Casual" on the map, but "I Can't Go For That [No Can Do]" is the video that showed the world just who Charlie DeChant is. Listen to his recollections of this hit song and video.
This solo was originally played with an Alto sax, but Charlie talks about how it can be played with Alto or Tenor.
Hear the story on how one of the most iconic sax solos in the history of pop music came about, straight from the artist who wrote and played it -- "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant.
Using a Tenor sax? Charlie takes you through "Maneater" note by note, with the track in the background.
Daryl Hall & John Oates needed a smooth sounding sax solo for their song, "One on One." "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant delivered with one of his smoothest sounds ever. Hear how it went down.
It's a simple solo, but it has its own unique nuances with a Tenor sax. Charlie talks you through them.
It's a simple solo, but it has its own unique nuances with an Alto sax. Charlie talks you through them.
Most people remember "Maneater" for being the only Hall & Oates song that featured a delay with its main sax solo. Not so. Or, rather, say it isn't so. Charlie talks about the making of "Say It Isn't So," from its sax solo to its music video.
This one's a simple, wacky, and different solo for Charlie. It's simple, yet hard, all at the same time. And, as Charlie says with a laugh, you'll know after the fifth bar just how well you're playing it -- or not.
While not necessarily a solo that is difficult to play, it's one that has flustered "Mr. Casual" over the years when playing it live. Hear him tell you the unique reasons why.
You've watched all the class videos. You've learned each of the six songs. You're now ready to try it together - for real. So ready your saxophone, hit "play" on the attached mp3 and individual charts, and/or mp4/video with respective charts, and play along with Charlie DeChant and the Kings -- his Orlando-based band that he recorded "SIX" with.
And now for the real test: Play "SIX" all by yourself ... with Charlie's Orlando-based band, The Kings, providing the instrumentals behind you. Simply hit "play" on the attached mp3 and open your respective charts, and/or mp4/video with respective charts, and play along with just The Kings -- Charlie's Orlando-based band that he recorded "SIX" with.