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Jazz Lessons with Giants for Amazon Kindle

Jazz Lessons with Giants Now Available for Amazon Kindle

Hey guys, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that the e-book portion of Jazz Lessons with Giants is now available specifically for Amazon Kindle. While you can indeed transfer the e-book into your Kindle, this Kindle-specific version is formatted specifically for that device, so it will be a bit easier […]

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Tony White Saxophone

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

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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Saxophone Open Throat

Debunking the Biggest Myth About Playing with an “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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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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Sax Man Bobby Stern Offers Up a Non-Standard Approach to Technique and Ear Training

Sax Man Bobby Stern Offers Up a Non-Standard Approach to Technique and Ear Training

Bobby Stern Bio Bobby Stern got his professional start in music playing at various US military clubs, and then went on to tour Spain with the Thad Jones Septet. After attending the Berklee College of Music, Bobby played with a wide variety of groups in addition to playing with guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Bobby […]

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How to Get a Whole Lot Better, a Whole Lot Faster

How to Get a Whole Lot Better, a Whole Lot Faster

10,000 Hours to Mastery….Really? I’d like to begin by stating that I disagree with a couple of famous old sayings. The first one, “It takes 10,000 hours to master a skill,” in my opinion, is incorrect because I feel that it takes a lifetime of continued learning if you are in serious pursuit of mastery […]

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Chad-Lefkowitz-Brown

Sax Star Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Shares Some Great Musical Advice – and a Cool Arpeggio Exercise

Official Bio Chad grew up in Horseheads, a small town in up state New York. His father was a music teacher whose love for jazz naturally flowed into the heart of his young son. With his father as a mentor, Chad had his first saxophone lesson when he was nine years old and so began […]

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Can Walt Weiskopf Teach Us the Ultra-Hip Sound of the Diminished Scale? (Exercise and Etude Included)

Can Walt Weiskopf Teach Us the Ultra-Hip Sound of the Diminished Scale? (Exercise and Etude Included)

I recently received Walt Weiskopf’s latest book,¬†Understanding the Diminished Scale. I learned my C, C#, and D diminished scales in the past (between those three you have the notes for all twelve diminished scales, the book can explain further), but I never knew how to apply the scale effectively in my improvisation work. I have […]

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