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Honest Talk About Music Education Plus Practice Room Tidbits with Sax Pro Tony White

Tony White Saxophone

Biography Professional jazz musician and musical director Tony White is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone. His first teaching job ended up being at his old high school, Fremont. Utilizing his contacts and mentors (including famed jazz artist great, Buddy Collette), White was able to build a comprehensive program that included a […]

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How Your G# Mechanism Can Get You Around the Horn Way Faster

G# Key

Not all that much has changed since Adolphe Sax first invented the instrument that bears his name, but fortunately there have been a few small technical improvements that can make your musical life much easier if you know how to use them. This will be the first of several columns on these specific mechanisms. Introducing […]

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Virtuoso Jazz Master Ted Nash Simplifies the Process of Learning Jazz

Ted Nash

Hey there guys. For those of you who are subscribed to either the Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. newsletter, or the Jazz Lessons with Giants newsletter, and assuming that you read my latest email, this is old news. But for everyone else…hear ye hear ye! In this third and final installment in the series of audio master class […]

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Jazz Great Mel Martin On Finding “the Best Notes” for Our Solos

Mel Martin

Hello again people, I’m assuming that most of you already know about this past Monday’s killin’ interview with Ben Wendel, but in case you don’t, to recap… I’m putting out a three-part series of interviews to promote my new jazz educational program, Jazz Lessons with Giants, and that program comes out next week. AlthoughJazz Lessons […]

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Jazz Innovator Ben Wendel Get Us Playing More Creatively

Jazz Innovator Ben Wendel Get Us Playing More Creatively

Hey there guys. For those of you who are subscribed to either the Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. newsletter, or the Jazz Lessons with Giants newsletter, and assuming that you read my latest email, this is old news. But for everyone else…hear ye hear ye! First off, I wanted to send my most sincere thanks for the unbelievable support […]

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Quickly Revolutionize Your Technique with this Definitive List of Non-Saxophone Repertoire

Quickly Revolutionize Your Technique with this Definitive List of Non-Saxophone Repertoire

When it comes to practicing written music, it’s easy for us saxophonists to stick to repertoire that was artfully composed to sound good on the sax. And although that saxophone repertoire can be extremely challenging, if you really want to take things to the next level, try practicing music that was written without giving even […]

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How Does Viking’s Newest Saxophone Fit in the Lineage of Classic Horns?

How Does Viking's Newest Saxophone Fit in the Lineage of Classic Horns?

Introduction I have received emails from various sax players asking me about the Viking line of saxophones and how they play. When I checked out the Viking saxophones website, the various models were based on the Balanced Action, Super Balanced Action, Mark VI, and most recently the King Super 20 Silversonic. Rich Maraday, owner of […]

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Debunking the Biggest Myth About Playing with an “Open Throat”

Saxophone Open Throat

OK, I admit it, I’m not perfect. Yes, I know that it comes as a major shock to those of you who have come to know me through this utterly flawless website, but lo and behold…I kinda  messed up. A Rude Awakening A few months back, I put out an article titled 8 Tips for […]

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