Learn to Play Saxophone: Beginner to Pro in Under Four Hours
- 4 hours on-demand video
- 114 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Assemble and care for a saxophone
- Form a correct, strong saxophone embouchure
- Read and interpret music notation
- Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
- Perform multiple Major scales
- Recognize and play nearly every note on the saxophone
- Working Alto-Saxophone
- Saxophone Reeds
- Neck Strap
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Learning to play the saxophone is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge.
That's where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great saxophonist. On the way, you'll also learn music theory and musicianship skills.
And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Saxophone course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.
Join over 18,000 MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!
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- 75+ video lessons
- Downloadable sheet music
- Animated fingering charts
- Saxophone equipment recommendations
- Saxophone-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
- Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
- Technique-building exercises
- Major scales and scale exercises
- Music Theory basics
MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum.
Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!
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“Good clear instruction. They way in which this course is presented is well thought out and wants to make you learn more and more. The pace is also good, gives you time to practice. Very clear instruction.”
“A good start, from the very beginning. Having attended other in-person courses, I'd say this is the right way to approach the discovery and practice of Saxophone playing.”
|| ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR ||
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Los Angeles-based saxophonist-composer Dave Wilson graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying under David Baker, Tom Walsh, and Pat Harbison. Following that, he lived in Macedonia for two years,working in the non-profit sector yet immersed in a world of Balkan music, performing with local folk, jazz, and rock musicians in the studio, in local clubs, and at festivals.
His collaborators have included Curt Smith (Tears for Fears), Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics), Engelbert Humperdinck, James Torm, composer Mateo Messina (Juno, Thank You for Smoking), producer Charlton Pettus, and French gypsy jazz artist Jessica Fichot.
His performance work has taken him to the stages of the Chicago World Music Festival, the Lotus Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the London Palladium, the Sydney Opera House, and the Araneta Coliseum, where Ali and Frazier met at the Thrilla in Manila. In 2010 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, he debuted Light Connected, a piece for clarinet, alto flute, cello, bass, cajon, dancer, and spoken word poet that he conceptualized and co-composed.
In addition to his work as a composer-musician, Dave just completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music. His work there focused on the Macedonian folk tradition, and on how traditional and popular music reflect, articulate,and construct national identity, politics, class, and ethnic tensions in the context of a post-socialist capitalist society.
This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.
- Students looking to catch up
- Students looking to get ahead
- Adult Learners
- Absolute Beginners
- Music students who can't access a private teacher
Start here! You can download the course's companion sheet music book by clicking on the resources tab or directly from the course navigation menu.