Saxophone is an extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great sax player.
Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.
Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Saxophone course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!
MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy’s 30-day guarantee.
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“Just starting. So far, first impressions are excellent : very professional recording and very clear explanations. I started learning sax a few years ago with a teacher. This is a great way to get a "refresher" and get back to train and play. Thanks !!!”
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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.com, an online music education company.
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Learn about the different parts of the saxophone, including the ligature and reed, and learn how to carefully assemble the entire instrument
Learn about the importance of breathing, support, and controlling your air
Learn how to disassemble the instrument, clean it, care for it, and troubleshoot any problems that may occur
In this lesson you will learn how to form a correct saxophone embouchure and play your first few notes
Once again, review how to carefully assemble the instrument, breath, and sit with good posture
Learn how to correctly position your face, mouth, lips, and tongue to form a good saxophone embouchure
Learn how to articulate notes with the tongue by noting careful tongue position in the mouth and on the reed
Listen and play along, trying to match pitch while incorporating the tongue. Also learn how to adjust intonation with the ligature
In this lesson, learn how to read music through various exercises
Once again, review your first two notes, B and C and how to correctly tongue
Begin incorporating counting, pulse, and rhythm in the context of longtone exercises
In this lesson we will cover some new notes, a new articulation, and a new rhythm
In this lesson, we’ll cover a big list of new notes, D, E, F, F#, and G, as well as a new rhythm, the quarter note
In this lesson, we’ll learn some new low notes as well as a new meter, 3/4 time
In this lesson, we’ll cover a new set of notes, high A, B, and C and learn to utilize them in different exercises
In this lesson, we will cover some new notes, B and Bb, a new scale, F, and a new rhythm, the eighth note
In this lesson, you’ll learn many new notes, a new scale, A-major, about a musical called ‘Articulations,’ as well as a new rhythm, Eighth Rests
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WOODWINDS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
BRASS: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion
MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 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 signing up today!
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