Advanced Saxophone Studies - Learn to Master the Saxophone!

Master performance and practice techniques while studying melodic, expressive Saxophone pieces with a master musician.
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  • Lectures 80
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

COURSE UPDATES:

  • (05/28/16) In order to more accurately reflect the value users get from our courses and to help us develop future content, MusicProfessor will adjust our prices from $20 to $30 on May 31, 2016. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this lesson, MusicProfessor instructor Noelle Fabian guides you through a series of exceptionally complex, yet exceptionally expressive group of melodic etudes (also called a 'study'). Noelle breaks down each piece section by section, covering all of the important rhythmic, phrasing, and musical elements as well as performing each piece at various tempos. Learn how to master each new challenge from beginning to end!

If you're looking to improve your Saxophone skills, MusicProfessor provides the perfect easy, online way to do it! Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. 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:

  • 80 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master complex, challenging fingering passages
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to interpret and perform tough rhythmic passages
  • Learn to play expressively with dynamics and vibrato
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Break the entire piece down into manageable bite-sized sections
  • Practice each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

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:

Noelle Fabian is a well established young performer and educator in the Dallas- Fort Worth area. An instrumentalist of both classical and jazz genres, she is an active performer in Dallas / Fort-WorthIn the summer of 2009, she was one of 20 musicians to perform as a part of the well-known Disneyland All-American College Band under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy.

As a part of the Disneyland College Band, she performed alongside Wycliffe Gordon, Gordon Goodwin, Sal Lozano, Rick Baptist, John Clayton, and Gregg Fields among others. As a woodwind specialist, Ms. Fabian performed with an array of shows and musicals in the DFW area (including WaterTower Theatre and Garland Summer Musicals) on piccolo, flute, and clarinet/bass clarinet, and bassoon.

Most recently, she was a featured instrumentalist with the Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra performing the tenor sax solo on Ravels Bolero and on Alto/Baritone saxes for the Celebrate America concert series. She has also performed with the Plano Symphony Orchestra,Texas Saxophone Quartet and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. She performs frequently with The Dallas Wind Symphony, with whom she performed during the 2006 Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic in Chicago as the featured performing ensemble. Additionally, she recorded with the DWS on their 2008 release of Lincolnshire Posy, Music for band by Percy Grainger.

Fabian is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with both a BM in Music Performance and BM in Music Education. In December of 2012, Ms. Fabian completed a Masters of Music degree in Multiple Woodwinds from the University of North Texas where she performed with the UNT Wind Symphony, Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet and the Zebras, a Tower of Power lab ensemble.

Ms. Fabian currently holds the chair of Principal Saxophone in the newly formed Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble. She has also participated in a number of music festivals including Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Alto-Saxophone
  • Saxophone Reeds
  • Neck Strap

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Perform five challenging saxophone etudes through 80 Individual Lessons with corresponding sheet music
  • Master complex, difficult fingerings and phrases
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  • Perform musically, with dynamic range, vibrato, and ornamentation

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Adagio con Espressione
Intro
Preview
00:26
Section A - Run Through
Preview
00:55
Section A - Subdivision
Preview
01:43
Section A - Dynamics
Preview
05:37
Section A - Vibrato
Preview
04:45
Measure 4
02:20
Measure 5
04:52
Measure 7
03:15
Section B - Run Through
00:52
Section B - Ornamentation
04:41
Accents
01:50
Style
05:29
Full Run Through, Slow
01:54
Full Run Through, at Tempo
01:44
Section 2: Allegro Spiritoso
Introduction
01:47
Practice Techniques
03:27
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:29
Section A - Stop Tonguing
03:28
Section A - Accents
01:07
Section A - Practice Techniques
04:06
Section A - Where to Breathe
02:01
Section A - Alternate Fingerings
00:51
Section A - Musicality
01:52
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:17
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:28
Section B - Practice Technique
03:59
Section B - Where to Breathe
00:40
Section B - Dynamics and Fermata
03:28
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:47
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:25
Section C - Practice Techniques
01:35
Section C - Dynamics and Breathing
01:04
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:39
Performance at Practice Tempo
01:12
Performance
01:00
Section 3: Lesson 3 - Allegro Moderato
Introduction
00:26
Style
03:40
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:36
Section A - Articulation
01:43
Section A - Dynamics
00:47
Section A - Practice Techniques
01:58
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:38
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:33
Section B - Practice Techniques
03:24
Section B - Dynamics and Accents
02:14
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:39
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:37
Section C - Alternate Fingerings
03:11
Section C - Practice Techniques
02:32
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:47
Breathing Options
02:52
Performance
00:59
Section 4: Lesson 4 - Allegretto Risoluto
Introduction
00:29
Style
00:32
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:42
Section A - Dynamics
00:46
Section A - Articulation
03:35
Section A - Alternate Fingerings
03:18
Section A - Alternate Fingerings Continued
00:28
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:52
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:44
Section B - Dynamics
00:39
Section B - Alternate Fingerings
00:26
Section B - Mute
01:56
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:56
Performance
01:57
Section 5: Lesson 5 - Adagio Cantabile
Introduction
00:16
Style
00:38
How to Approach the Etude
00:39
Section A - Counting
07:27
Section A - Counting Continued
04:41
Section A - Run Through
01:10
Section B - Cadenza
03:57
Section B - Cadenza Second Half
03:09
Section B - Run Through
00:46
How to Tackle Section C
00:58
Section C - Fingering Issues
02:33
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:55
Articulation and Dynamics
02:17
Performance
02:49

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