Learn Iconic Saxophone Solos With Hall & Oates' Saxman
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Learn Iconic Saxophone Solos With Hall & Oates' Saxman

From "Maneater" to "I Can't Go For That," "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant will teach you how to play his popular sax solos
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Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 51 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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.
Requirements
  • 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 ;)
Description

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.

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate and advanced saxophone students who wish to learn the solos Charlie played with Hall & Oates.
Course content
Expand all 40 lectures 03:04:01
+ Welcome to Sax Education with "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant
2 lectures 43:33

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.

Preview 08:08

In this 35-minute intimate interview, "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant -- saxophone and keyboard player for Daryl Hall and John Oates -- opens up about how he got his start, his time with Hall & Oates, and advice for up-and-comers.


Added Bonus: An Intimate Conversation With Charlie
35:25
+ How to play "I Can't Go For That - No Can Do"
6 lectures 23:14

"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.

Preview 04:07

This solo was originally played with an Alto sax, but Charlie talks about how it can be played with Alto or Tenor.

Preview 05:07

Charlie goes over the Tenor chart with you -- sans the track.

I Can't Go For That - Tenor With Chart
04:59

As you'll see, it's not so easy with a Tenor sax. But with the track in the background, Charlie takes you through the chart.

I Can't Go For That - Tenor With Chart and Track
01:43

Charlie introduces you to the song that was originally performed with an Alto sax -- until his broke right before a show, and he had to learn to play it -- quickly -- with a Tenor sax.

I Can't Go For That - Alto With Chart
06:26

Grab your Alto and play along with Charlie [with the track behind him].

I Can't Go For That - Alto With Chart and Track
00:52
+ How to play "Maneater"
6 lectures 30:48

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.

Preview 08:24

As Charlie says, "Maneater," overall, is a simple solo.  But between Alto and Tenor, there are varying differences that can make it more difficult. Hear from the solo's creator just what those differences are.

Maneater: Differences Between Alto and Tenor
05:16

Charlie tells you why it's so important -- when practicing "Maneater" -- to use a metronome.

Maneater: Using a Metronome
04:34

Charlie's made a couple of small changes to "Maneater" over the years, from the radio version that we all know and love. He'll tell you what those are in this lecture.

Maneater: Getting Ready to Play
05:35

Using a Tenor sax? Charlie takes you through "Maneater" note by note, with the track in the background.

Preview 03:07

Using an Alto sax? Charlie takes you through "Maneater" note by note, with the track in the background.

Preview 03:52
+ How to play "One on One"
5 lectures 14:43

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.

Preview 06:25

It's a simple solo, but it has its own unique nuances with a Tenor sax. Charlie talks you through them.

Preview 02:31

Grab your Tenor sax and jump right into playing "One on One's" solo with Charlie. Remember, all charts of each respective song are attached within each section multiple times.

One on One: Tenor With Chart and Track
01:18

It's a simple solo, but it has its own unique nuances with an Alto sax. Charlie talks you through them.

Preview 02:42

Now that you've reviewed the chart with Charlie, ready your Alto and play along with him - with the track.

One on One: Alto With Chart and Track
01:47
+ How to play "Say It Isn't So"
6 lectures 17:47

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.

Preview 03:17

Hear from Charlie as to how this solo, perhaps more than any other, is almost equal when discussing the nuances between Alto and Tenor.

Say It Isn't So: Tenor and Alto Differences
02:08

As this solo gets going, the notes come quick.  Here from Charlie on how to take it slow.

Say It Isn't So: Tips When Playing Alto
02:10

Have your Alto ready? Jump right in and play along with Charlie, with the track behind him.

Say It Isn't So: Alto With Chart and Track
01:11

It's a little trickier with a Tenor, especially with how Charlie has to take it down half a step nowadays when playing live.  He'll go over all the chart, and all the tips you'll need, to play it with your Tenor.

Say It Isn't So: Tips When Playing Tenor
07:57

Are you ready? Get your Tenor sax out and play along with Charlie, with the track behind him.

Say It Isn't So: Tenor With Chart and Track
01:04
+ How to play "Your Imagination"
5 lectures 13:08

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.

Preview 06:07

Charlie's up-front with you on this: It's hard to play this solo when using a Tenor sax.  But he sits with you and helps you get through it.

Your Imagination: Try it with Tenor
02:06

Try and play this with Charlie. You'll see, it's even difficult for him to play this solo with a Tenor sax. But he comes close. You can, too!

Your Imagination: Tenor With Chart and Track
01:17

This song is meant for an Alto, but that doesn't make it easy.  Charlie goes over the chart with you so you, too, can understand the tricks and nuances of attempting this solo.

Your Imagination: Try it with Alto
02:52

Grab the Alto, and after reviewing the previous lecture, go ahead and give it a go with Charlie and the track behind him.

Your Imagination: Alto With Chart and Track
00:46
+ How to play "It's a Laugh"
8 lectures 25:06

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.

Preview 04:57

Charlies goes over a few tips to keep in mind when playing this solo, including how you need to remember to "emphasize" certain notes.

It's a Laugh: A few things to know
01:28

B-flat is a note you'll get to know in this solo. And, as Charlie explains, there are many ways to play a B-flat. You'll go over them with Charlie as you prepare for either Alto or Tenor.

It's a Laugh: Tips for both Alto and Tenor
04:06

Why would this sax solo be difficult? For "Mr. Casual," he's never played this solo -- live in-concert -- with an Alto saxophone. Learn from him what you'll need to watch out for when playing it with your Alto.

It's a Laugh: Difficulty of playing Alto
02:53

Take it nice and slow with Charlie and the chart.  He'll review the notes, and the nuances he uses when playing the solo.

It's a Laugh: Alto - With Chart
04:46

Just like how Charlie has to jump right into this solo when live on-stage, you'll do that, too, now -- only with an Alto.

It's a Laugh: Alto - With Chart and Track
00:55

With your Tenor sax, review the chart to "It's a Laugh" with Charlie. He'll go through it slowly, until you've got it down.

It's a Laugh: Tenor - With Chart
05:03

After picking up all the nuances to the song with the above lectures, jump right into practicing it with Charlie & the song's track.

It's a Laugh: Tenor - With Chart and Track
00:58
+ Now, put it all together
2 lectures 15:42

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.

Play along with Charlie on SIX
07:51

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.

Play it by yourself
07:51