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How to Make Your Long Tone Practice Bearable, and Even...Fun?

How to Make Your Long Tone Practice Bearable, and Even…Fun?

Yes, I know, they’re not as fun as learning that hip new Mark Turner lick or wailing over Jamey Aebersold. But they’re necessary. The “they’re” I’m referring to are, of course, our dreaded long tones. But the truth is, they don’t have to be so torturous. There’s things you can do to make them more fun. […]

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Lower Teeth Biting Lower Lip for Saxophone Players

7 Tips to Keep Your Lower Lip Pain-Free

Almost all of us know the feeling. It’s been a long practice or rehearsal session, and the inside of our lower lip is so sore that we can barely go on playing, thanks to our flesh-piercing lower teeth. (Ouch! Sounds painful when I put it that way, no?) This article was my response to an […]

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Big Band Saxophone Section Playing

A Guide to Playing in a Big Band Saxophone Section

This article is a guest post from Jeff Rzepiela, whose transcriptions of saxophone solos by the greats can be found at www.scooby-sax.com. Playing in a big band’s sax section can be a thrilling experience. When the section is in synch, it can be like the Blue Angels flying in perfect formation. On the other hand, […]

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Saxophone Voicing

Practicing Voicing to Make Your Sound Bigger and More Focused

Voicing on the saxophone is an aspect of playing the instrument that many of us don’t really get into until we’re in the more advanced stages. Those exposed to this practice early on are among the lucky ones. Ummm…what do you mean by “voicing”? As far as I see it, voicing refers to the manipulation […]

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Saxophone Repair

The Importance of Having a Good Repair Person on Your Side

This guest post is from saxophone and multi-reed player, composer, recording artist, and educator Sam Sadigursky of SamSadigursky.com As both a saxophone player and educator, one of the most bothersome things that I regularly see are instruments in poor working condition and regulation. Oftentimes, students, and even some fairly advanced players, consider buying fancy, name-brand equipment a […]

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Saxophone Mouthpieces

7 Tips for Finding the Best Mouthpiece for YOU

Choosing a new saxophone mouthpiece is no easy task. Since there are now so many mouthpieces on the market, it’s more difficult than ever for saxophone players to figure out which one will offer them the sound and comfort they have been looking for. When you do decide it’s time to look for a new […]

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Are You a Mindful Saxophonist

Are You a Mindful Saxophone Player?

The Buddhists call the practice of applying calm awareness to one’s activities as “Mindfulness.” And no matter what it is you’re doing, mindfulness will allow you to do it better. Zen and the Art of Sax Of course, practicing the saxophone is no exception. In fact, I would venture to guess that over 90% of the […]

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Play Saxophone Like the Masters

Bulletproof Saxophone Playing is Available…at a 40% Discount!

As many of you know, for the past 5 months, I’ve been busting my hump putting together the mother of all saxophone educational programs. I didn’t want it to be just average, but instead I wanted it to be bursting at the seams with game-changing information that would guarantee major improvement for all those who […]

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