Master the Saxophone: Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!

Move beyond beginner with MusicProfessor's intermediate Saxophone course. A years worth of lessons in just a few hours!
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  • Lectures 86
  • Length 9 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Nearly 100 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Animated fingering charts
  • Multiple warm-up techniques
  • Learn the full, natural range of the saxophone
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Saxophone-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Advanced Music Theory topics, including how to interpret phrasing and dynamics
  • Saxophone equipment recommendations

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.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


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.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Alto-Saxophone
  • Saxophone Reeds
  • Neck Strap
  • Thorough knowledge of basic music theory and notation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read complex rhythms and meters like 6/8 and Cut Time
  • Play expressively with phrasing, dynamics, and vibrato
  • Interpret dynamic markings
  • Play the full, natural range of the saxophone
  • Play for longer periods without fatigue thanks to numerous strength-building exericses

What is the target audience?

  • Adult Learners
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
  • Intermediate Players

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Dotted Quarter + Eighth
00:20

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. 


Recap
Preview
02:54
Note (Eb/D#)
Preview
04:39
Chromatic Scale
Preview
07:07
Dotted Quarter + Eighth Notes
02:53
Exercise 1
02:45
All Through the Night
01:55
Michael Row
02:09
Section 2: High Register
00:26

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

Recap
03:39
02:45

Spend some time reviewing how to form a perfect embouchure

Notes D, D#, E, and F
18:29
05:44

Let's get comfortable with some of our new high notes

03:33

Continue practicing your new high notes

G Major Scale, Full Range
03:32
C Major Scale - Full Range
02:30
Amazing Grace (Andante)
04:53
Alouette
02:57
Theme from the 'New World'
01:12
Section 3: Dynamics
00:25

In this lesson, we'll learn two additional full-range scales and spend a lot of time discussing 'Dynamics'

Recap
04:33
F Major Scale - Full Range
01:27
D Major Scale - Full Range
01:14
Chromatic Scale
02:21
Dynamics
03:35
Dynamic Range
06:27
Exercise 1
00:44
Exercise 2
02:07
Can Can
02:03
Section 4: Tempo Markings
00:32

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

Recap
02:29
Bb Major Scale - Full Range
01:27
A Major Scale - Full Range
01:15
Chromatic Scale
01:39
Over the Rainbow - Tempo Markings
06:07
Aura Lee
01:30
Did You Ever See a Lassie
04:19
Billy Boy
01:20
Section 5: 16th Notes
00:24

In this lesson, we'll learn two new full-range scales and a new rhythm, 16th notes

Recap
01:54
Eb Major Scale
01:25
E Major Scale
01:18
Chromatic Scale
01:18
16th Notes
05:06
16th Notes, part II
02:10
16th Notes, part III
02:58
Skip to My Lou
02:44
Japanese Folk Song
03:43
Whiskers
02:22
Section 6: Cut Time
00:25

In this lesson, we'll learn two new full-range scales, a new time signature and a new concept called 'Arpeggios'

Recap
01:44
Ab Major Scale
01:19
B Major Scale
02:00
Cut Time
02:19
Arpeggios
08:59
Exercise 1
01:35
Exercise 2
00:49
Michael Row Your Boat
01:59
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
02:00
Section 7: Dotted Eighths
00:23

In this lesson, we will learn two additional scales, spend a lot of time with a new rhythm, and cover 'First and Second Endings'

Recap
02:05
Gb-F# Major Scale
04:20
Db Major Scale
01:40
Dotted Eighth + Sixteenths
08:51
Rally 'Round the Flag - First and Second Ending
03:44
Bridal March
02:28
Amazing Grace
02:58
Section 8: 6/8 Time
00:17

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

Recap
01:27
D Blues Scale
01:47
6/8 Time
06:15
Arpeggios
02:38
Exploration in Blues
05:18
Flying Trapeeze
02:29
Jolly Good
02:34
Section 9: The Blues
00:19

In this lesson, we are going to cover two new blues scales as well as a new rhythm called 'triplets'

Recap
01:17
Notes - Alternate Middle and High Bb
02:59
G Blues Scale
01:23
A Blues Scale
01:14
Exploration in Blues, part II
04:38
Triplets
04:49
Row, Row
03:27
Sorcerer's Apprentice
04:24
Soony Moon
03:40
Section 10: Course Wrap Up
What You Learned
00:55

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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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