Saxophone Essentials: Beginners Course
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Learn how to play saxophone with a really fast, easy, and effective course
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Created by Marek Tomaszewski
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a beautiful and controlled sound
  • Improve your overall musical awareness
  • Learn advanced breathing techniques
  • Develop a greater throat flexibility
  • Understand the correct embouchure application
  • Improve your imagination
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Requirements
  • An internet connection
  • A desire to learn and devote some time for practicing
  • No prior advanced music theory knowledge is needed
Description

Saxophone essentials is designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of playing the saxophone. It is a great set of lessons for a total beginner who has no previous musical experience. Perfect for anyone simply looking to learn something new and challenging, or to experience what its like to play a blowing instrument.

What are the lessons like?

Lessons are presented in short, 'no time wasting' way. The informations gathered in these videos are the pure essence of 20 years of saxophone playing experience. The lessons are structured to build on each other making the flow seamless in its progress.

Who teaches the course?

Marek Tomaszewski studied for many years in Poland and then at the prestigious London Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has gathered over 20 years experience playing in different environments, which has allowed him to grow as a musician and as a tutor. He is a part and co-leader of different music projects working in London such as  Jazzphrenia, The Colours, Jason Simpson Project, BB Collective, who have performed in various venues around London such as Pizza Express, Charlie Wrights, The Dignity, Olivers, Hipsta Bar just to name just a few. He was also a lead guest soloist in Peter Eotvos “Total Immersion” event that had its UK premiere in London’s Barbican Music Hall. If you have any questions while taking this course Marek is happy to reply to any discussions and messages.

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone who is new to music subject or playing a musical instrument 
  • Adults who used to play an instrument whether its piano, guitar or any blowing instrument
  • Anyone who struggles in creating a single sound on saxophone
  • A person who feels they do not have a strong foundation in music theory
  • People who want to see immediate results in a relatively short amount of time
  • People who want to do something outside of their current field of expertise



    What are the requirements?
    • An internet connection
    • A desire to learn and devote some time for practicing
    • No prior knowledge is needed
    What am I going to get from this course?
    • Create a beautiful and controlled sound 
    • Learn advanced breathing techniques
    • Understand how to develop your manual skill
    • Deevlop a great finger dexterity
    • Practicing techniques for memorizing a tune
    • Learn how to play a major scale
    • Improve your abstract memory
    What is the target audience?
    • This course  does not require any musical knowledge so it is also perfect for anyone who simply wants to learn how to play saxophone. It would most likely be a review to anyone who wants to start playing the instrument or someone who has already small experience in playing a woodwind instrument.
    • This course doesn't require any musical background. This course would most likely be a good start in learning fundamentals of saxophone playing.
    Who is the target audience?
    • Anyone who is new to music subject or playing a musical instrument
    • Adults who used to play an instrument whether its piano, guitar or any blowing instrument
    • Children who used to play an instrument whether its piano, guitar or any blowing instrument
    • People who want to see immediate results in a relatively short amount of time
    • People who want to do something outside of their current field of expertise
    • Anyone who had already a few saxophone lessons
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    Curriculum For This Course
    16 Lectures
    01:20:33
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    Saxophone Mouthpiece
    7 Lectures 26:24

    In this short introduction, I will explain what will be our main focus in this chapter.

    Preview 00:22

    In this video I will focus on how singing can be incorporated to create a beautiful tone on the mouthpiece itself. At the end of the lesson you will dramatically improve your throat and larynx awareness.

    Singing the note
    03:06

    In this lesson I will talk about one of the most fundamental thing when it comes to creating a round sounding tone on the saxophone. At the end you will have enough confidence to transfer a superb and solid tone to the whole instrument.

    Preview 04:46

    Here we will explore the role of your tongue while forming a beautiful tone on the instrument.

    Tonguing
    03:10

    In this lesson we will talk about slightly more advanced topic. Expect your abstract memory to be moved and awareness hightened. We will start lowering notes on the mouthpiece by a semitone!

    Bending Tones
    05:25

    In this lecture we will explore different ways of playing two notes at a time using a single breath and expanding on previous larynx techniques.

    Two Notes
    04:32

    This is the moment we've been waiting for. At the end of this lecture you will gain a deep understanding of how can you play a whole scale using just the saxophone mouthpiece. 

    Full Scale
    05:03
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    Introduction to Major Scale
    6 Lectures 34:04
    Intro to Scales
    00:28

    Here you will learn in a very concise and quick way how to create a major scale. With this theoretical background you will have a much better understanding of scales, that will help you to practice them more efficiently.

    Major Scale Theory
    06:03

    Breathing is one of the most fundamental things when it comes to playing a blowing instrument. In this video we will talk about different ways of using your breath while still working on the G major scale. 

    Preview 05:03

    Everytime we use the whole range of the instrument when practicing scales we improve our technique. Ill share with you many important things to consider here like upper and lower range of the instrument as there are slightly different approches to both. 

    Using The Whole Range of The Saxophone Part 1
    10:42

    Chunking is the best strategy. How can you divide the scale into smaller pieces and combine all of them later on? Ill address all these issues here.

    Using The Whole Range of The Saxophone Part 2
    07:32

    In this lesson I will go much more deeper into how can you cope with the breathing aspect of saxophone playing.

    Using The Whole Range of The Saxophone Part 3
    04:16
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    Articulation Basics
    3 Lectures 20:05

    Legato is one of the most popular ways of articulation in music. Here I will show you what you need to keep in mind when going from one note to another.

    Legato
    06:09

    In this type of articulation tongue is a crucial part. How to position your tongue and which part of it to use when attacking the mouthpiece is essential.

    Staccato
    07:01

    This one is one of my favourite ways of playing as you don't restrict the fullnes of each note, but still attack each note with the tongue. Enjoy!

    Wide Tonguing
    06:55
    About the Instructor
    Marek Tomaszewski
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    Professional Saxophonist

    Marek studied for many years in Poland and then at the prestigious London Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has gathered over 20 years experience playing in different environments, which has allowed him to grow as a musician and as a tutor. He is a part and co-leader of different music projects working in London such asJazzphrenia, The Colours, Jason Simpson Project, BB Collective, who have performed in various venues around London such as Pizza Express, Charlie Wrights, The Dignity, Olivers, Hipsta Bar just to name just a few. He was also a lead guest soloist in Peter Eotvos “Total Immersion” event that had its UK premiere in London’s Barbican Music Hall.

    What is more, he continues to share his extended experience in classical and jazz music through private tuition in London or anywhere by Skype. He is open to students at all levels, whether they are just starting or have already some experience in playing the saxophone.