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Pick up where MusicProfessor’s Beginner Saxophone course leaves off, adding more complex rhythms, scales and tone exercises to your repertoire.
Saxophone is a challenging, but extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's intermediate curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great saxophonist. On the way, you'll also learn useful music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.
Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. 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 instruction, 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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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.
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|Section 1: Dotted Quarter + Eighth|
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.
Dotted Quarter + Eighth Notes
All Through the Night
|Section 2: High Register|
In this lesson, you'll learn notes in the highest range of the saxophone, two new scales, and a new tempo, or speed, for playing music
Spend some time reviewing how to form a perfect embouchure
Notes D, D#, E, and F
Let's get comfortable with some of our new high notes
Continue practicing your new high notes
G Major Scale, Full Range
C Major Scale - Full Range
Amazing Grace (Andante)
Theme from the 'New World'
|Section 3: Dynamics|
In this lesson, we'll learn two additional full-range scales and spend a lot of time discussing 'Dynamics'
F Major Scale - Full Range
D Major Scale - Full Range
|Section 4: Tempo Markings|
In this lesson, we're going to cover two new Full-Range scales, an updated version of our chromatic scale, and various new musical concepts like Tempo Markings and Accents
Bb Major Scale - Full Range
A Major Scale - Full Range
Over the Rainbow - Tempo Markings
Did You Ever See a Lassie
|Section 5: 16th Notes|
In this lesson, we'll learn two new full-range scales and a new rhythm, 16th notes
Eb Major Scale
E Major Scale
16th Notes, part II
16th Notes, part III
Skip to My Lou
Japanese Folk Song
|Section 6: Cut Time|
In this lesson, we'll learn two new full-range scales, a new time signature and a new concept called 'Arpeggios'
Ab Major Scale
B Major Scale
Michael Row Your Boat
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
|Section 7: Dotted Eighths|
In this lesson, we will learn two additional scales, spend a lot of time with a new rhythm, and cover 'First and Second Endings'
Gb-F# Major Scale
Db Major Scale
Dotted Eighth + Sixteenths
Rally 'Round the Flag - First and Second Ending
|Section 8: 6/8 Time|
In this lesson we'll learn about a totally new type of scale, the Blues scale, as well as introduce a new time signature, 6/8
D Blues Scale
Exploration in Blues
|Section 9: The Blues|
In this lesson, we are going to cover two new blues scales as well as a new rhythm called 'triplets'
Notes - Alternate Middle and High Bb
G Blues Scale
A Blues Scale
Exploration in Blues, part II
|Section 10: Course Wrap Up|
What You Learned
MusicProfessor provides pre-recorded, high-quality online music lessons for students who either can't study with a private teacher or would like to further supplement their education. We do so via a massive library of lessons taught by some of the finest faculty in the country.
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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