The Music Coach Online Alto Saxophone Lesson Program
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The Music Coach Online Alto Saxophone Lesson Program

Learn To Play The Alto Saxophone In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.
4.4 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
34 students enrolled
Created by Todd Porter
Last updated 5/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Play the alto saxophone in a lead role (melody)
Improvise (solo) over a basic form
Play the alto saxophone in a supportive role (accompaniment)
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Requirements
  • You will need a alto saxophone to play.
Description

This is the perfect place to start for beginner alto saxophone players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Alto Saxophone Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your alto saxophone with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

You will learn everything you need to know about the alto saxophone, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the alto saxophone in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Alto Saxophone Program is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the alto saxophone in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working alto saxophone. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a "Jam Room" with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the alto saxophone both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don't need any prior experience with the alto saxophone or music to get started
  • This course is NOT for students who already know several scales and songs on the alto saxophone
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to the program
8 Lectures 39:04


Watch this video to learn how to rent or buy your first saxophone. Also there are great tips on music stands, reeds, mouthpieces and cases.

Alto saxophone setup and buyers guide
17:30

This video shows you how to tune your saxophone

How to tune your saxophone
04:35

Music theory: Notes, and the musical alphabet
01:43

Music Theory Made Easy: Melody
00:43

Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm
02:18

Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony and Chords
04:33
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You will learn how to put the saxophone together, make your first sound, and pla
3 Lectures 16:53

Use this exercise to help expand your lungs and learn to focus your mind

Breathing exercise
01:50

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Learn all of the notes in the E major scale
2 Lectures 09:54
Week 2: Lesson
03:28

Week 2: Practice Video
06:26
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Learn the first melody for music coach song
2 Lectures 06:55
Week 3: Lesson
03:40

Week 3: Practice Video
03:15
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Learn how to play the E major scale ascending and descending (up and down), bas
2 Lectures 10:58
Week 4: Lesson
03:21

Week 4: Practice Video
07:37
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Learn how to play the bass notes for the B section of the song, and how song sec
2 Lectures 07:38
Week 5: Lesson
02:42

Week 5: Practice Video
04:56
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Learn how to play the melody for the B section of the song
2 Lectures 05:42
Week 6: Lesson
02:51

Week 6: Practice Video
02:51
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Learn how to change your role during the B section from lead to accompaniment.
2 Lectures 04:56
Week 7: Lesson
02:20

Week 7: Practice Video
02:36
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Learn how to change your role during the entire song from lead to accompaniment.
2 Lectures 06:58
Week 8: Lesson
02:35

Week 8: Practice Video
04:23
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Learn how to play your first scale pattern
2 Lectures 08:21
Week 9: Lesson
03:27

Week 9: Practice Video
04:54
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About the Instructor
Todd Porter
4.8 Average rating
27 Reviews
215 Students
11 Courses
Professional Music Educator

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album