Tenor Saxophone Lessons For Beginners
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Tenor Saxophone Lessons For Beginners

Learn To Play The Tenor Saxophone In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.
4.8 (5 ratings)
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47 students enrolled
Created by Todd Porter
Last updated 6/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the tenor saxophone in a lead role (melody)
  • Play the tenor saxophone in a supportive role (accompaniment)
  • Improvise (solo) over a basic form
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Requirements
  • This course is NOT for students who already know several scales and songs on the tenor saxophone
Description

This is the perfect place to start for beginner tenor 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 Tenor 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 tenor 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 tenor saxophone, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the tenor 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 Tenor 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 tenor saxophone in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working tenor 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 tenor 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 tenor saxophone or music to get started
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
03:09:30
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Welcome to the program
8 Lectures 39:03


Saxophone Starters Toolkit
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
04:32
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You will learn how to put the tenor saxophone together, make your first sound
3 Lectures 16:40

You will learn how to put the tenor saxophone together, make your first sound, and play three notes

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Music Coach - Breathing exercise
01:43

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Preview 04:36
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Learn all of the notes in the A major scale
2 Lectures 13:19

Learn all of the notes in the A major scale

Week 2: Lesson Video
03:48

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 2: Practice Video
09:31
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Learn the first melody for music coach song
2 Lectures 06:26

Learn the first melody for music coach song

Week 3: Lesson Video
03:14

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 3: Practice Video
03:12
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Learn how to play the A major scale ascending and descending (up and down)
2 Lectures 13:32

Learn how to play the A major scale ascending and descending (up and down),  bass notes for the A section, and beginning to improvise.

Week 4: Lesson Video
05:00

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 4: Practice Video
08:32
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Learn how to play the bass notes for the B section of the song
2 Lectures 07:52

Learn how to play the bass notes for the B section of the song, and how song sections work together

Week 5: Lesson Video
02:53

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 5: Practice Video
04:59
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Learn how to play the melody for the B section of the song
2 Lectures 06:42

Learn how to play the melody for the B section of the song

Week 6: Lesson Video
03:06

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 6: Practice Video
03:36
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Learn how to change your role during the B section from lead to accompaniment.
2 Lectures 04:35

Learn how to change your role during the B section from lead to accompaniment.

Week 7: Lesson Video
01:57

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 7: Practice Video
02:38
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Learn how to change your role during the entire song from lead to accompaniment.
2 Lectures 06:57

Learn how to change your role during the entire song from lead to accompaniment.

Week 8: Lesson Video
02:37

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 8: Practice Video
04:20
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Learn how to play your first scale pattern
2 Lectures 08:28

Learn how to play your first scale pattern

Week 9: Lesson Video
03:31

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Week 9: Practice Video
04:57
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About the Instructor
Todd Porter
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349 Students
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Professional Music Educator yourmusiccoach.com

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