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These Fun Technical Exercises Will Prepare You For Just About Anything

These Fun Technical Exercises Will Prepare You For Just About Anything

Technical Exercises in all Keys All players should organize their practice, but that structure should also leave a lot of room for variety and creativity. For most of my students, I recommend they practice in one key every week with a combination of scales and arpeggios, plus some kind of technical exercise that resembles the […]

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P. Mauriat Greg Osby Signature Alto

Putting P. Mauriat’s New Greg Osby Signature Alto to the Test

To date, I have play-tested the P. Mauriat 67R, 76 2ND edition, and the 86 model alto saxophones at various NAMM conventions. Recently, Craig Denny at Saint Louis Music sent me one of the limited edition model altos that P. Mauriat just released as the “System-76 3rd Edition Alto” – aka “The Dragon” – aka the […]

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Ted Nash

Virtuoso Jazz Master Ted Nash Simplifies the Process of Learning Jazz

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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Mel Martin

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

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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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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Study with Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, and Bob Sheppard

Study with Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, and Bob Sheppard

My 7-Minute Jazz Micro-Documentary with Mintzer, Liebman, and Sheppard I’m PUMPED! I’ve got a very exciting announcement I want to share with you guys. It’s a bit of self-promotion, but I’m also going to be giving away some cool free stuff for you guys, so this is a good thing. :) Those of you who […]

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Eastman 52nd Street Tenor Saxophone

Putting the New Eastman 52nd Street Alto and Tenor Saxes to the Test

After demoing the Eastman 52nd Street tenor saxophone at the 2013 NAMM show, I knew I had to take a second look at this horn to see how it compared some of the other tenor saxophones I tried out at the NAMM show, along with my Mark VI. Ralph Torres, saxophone product specialist at Andreas […]

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