Sax Solos: Learn how to Perform Three Fun and Unique Pieces!
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Sax Solos: Learn how to Perform Three Fun and Unique Pieces!

Master the art of musical practice, preparation, and performance with three separate, intermediate-level Saxophone solos
4.0 (4 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 39 Individual Lessons with corresponding sheet music
  • Learn how to interpret, practice, and play each solo
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  • Learn about various musical styles and techniques
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Requirements
  • Working Alto-Saxophone
  • Saxophone Reeds
  • Neck Strap
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this lesson, MusicProfessor instructor Noelle Fabian guides you through the entirety of three intermediate saxophone solos "Winter Rhapsodie," "Hunter's Chorus," and "Minuet." Learn the important musical, rhythmic and stylistic elements of each piece in various tempos while also learning how to practice and perform.

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:

  • 39 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master three rewarding, fun Saxophone solos
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to improve tongue speed and accuracy
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Play each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

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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.

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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 39 Lectures Collapse All 39 Lectures 01:06:45
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Winter Rhapsodie
10 Lectures 22:57

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. 

Preview 01:17

Style plays an integral role in the way that this piece is performed

Preview 01:36

Learn how to 'feel' Cut Time

Preview 01:20

Here's a run through of the first section

Preview 02:18

Discuss the important aspects of dynamics and phrasing in the first section

Preview 03:23

Here's a run through of the second section

Section B - Run Through
01:36

Let's talk about how Section B is different than Section A stylistically

Section B - Style Differences
03:58

Here's a run through the the third section

Section C - Run Through
01:33

There are a lot of confusing, but really important, musical markings that tell you where to go

Roadmap
02:13

Here's a full run through of 'Winter Rhapsodie'

Performance Run Through
03:43
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Hunter's Chorus
14 Lectures 25:55

Let's start off by talking about the many important facets of 'Hunter's Chorus'

Hunter's Chorus - Intro
00:23

Being able to articulate cleanly and accurately is key to performing this piece

Articulation Exercises
04:05

Here's a run through of the first section

Preview 01:25

Let's spend some time counting through the trickier parts of the first section

Section A - Counting
03:09

Let's focus on rhythm

Section A - Rhythm
00:41

Let's revisit the importance of clean, clear articulation

Section A - Articulation
04:38

Now let's begin adding some musical elements to the first section

Section A - Dynamics
03:05

Here's a practice run through of the first section

Section A - Practice Run Through
01:10

Here's a run through of the second section

Section B - Run Through
00:47

Now let's focus on the rhythmic elements in the second section

Section B - Rhythm
01:24

Learn to maneuver the many different musical roadmap markings in the second section

Section B - Roadmap
00:45

Here's a practice run through of the second section

Section B - Practice Run Through
00:58

Here is 'Hunter's Chorus' at a slow, practice tempo

Performance Run Through - Slow
02:00

Here is 'Hunter's Chorus' at performance tempo

Performance Run Through - Fast
01:25
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Minuet
15 Lectures 17:53

Let's start off by discussing the different elements of 'Minuet'

Minuet - Intro
00:38

Here is a run through of the first section

Preview 00:41

Let's discuss the importance of style in the first section

Section A - Style
01:06

Let's break down some of the rhythmic elements in the first section

Section A - Rhythm
01:43

To play this piece well, you'll need to be able to play the large intervals cleanly

Section A - Big Intervals
02:41

Now let's add some musical flair to the first section

Section A - Dynamics
01:26

And finally, here's a practice run through of the first section

Section A - Practice Run Through
01:12

Let's spend just a brief moment talking about the importance of vibrato

Vibrato
01:00

Here's a run through of the second section

Section B - Run Through
00:40

Let's revisit the importance of articulation

Section B - Articulation
00:47

Now let's add some dynamics to the second section

Section B - Dynamics
01:35

Here's a practice run through of the second section

Section B - Practice Run Through
00:53

This piece has a lot of repeated elements, making practice much easier

mm 33-40
00:24

Here's a full run through at practice tempo

Performance Run Through - Slow
01:41

Here's a full performance run through

Performance Run Through - Fast
01:26
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