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The Saxophonist's Guide To The Dreaded Art Of Transposition

The Saxophonist’s Guide To The Dreaded Art Of Transposition

I’m sure many of you remember that first time you sat down to play some sheet music with somebody playing another instrument, and most likely had that crazy realization that you might be reading the same note on the page, but different notes are coming out of your instruments! Maybe you showed up to band […]

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Jazz Club

This is Going to Piss Some of You Off

UPDATE: I wanted to clarify something…in this article I refer to my friend “Jeff” only based on the sentiment his Facebook updates – this article is NOT about him. There were some harsh attacks on Jeff in the social media responses to this article, which I feel were unfair. I know for a fact that Jeff […]

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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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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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Saxophonist Rick Keller

Sax Virtuoso Rick Keller Shares Tips for Better Sound, Rhythm, Improvisation, and More

Rick’s Official Bio Rick Keller continues to explore and develop his musical voice. Both a sought after sideman and an artist, Rick is constantly composing and pursuing his own projects which define his commitment to creative expression. He has been inspired by music from many countries as a result of playing in concerts and recordings […]

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Relaxing Saxophone

9 Tips Guaranteed to Make You Play Better by Relaxing More

Today’s article was inspired by a reader who posed the following great question: Any tips / advice on the critical skill of learning to relax when playing? Before I start a piece I try to breath deeply and let go of stress in the body. Despite this I can feel the tension rise, particularly in […]

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Preparing to Practice

Pre-Playing to Get Big Results with Little Effort

I would venture to guess that many of us go into a practice session or performance somewhat mindlessly. Of course, once the horn is in our mouth, we usually snap into conscious music-making mode. However, are there things we can do set ourselves up for the best possible results before we start playing? To dig […]

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Maceo Parker

11 Tips for Making Your Saxophone Playing More Expressive and Soulful

The definition of the word, Soul as defined on Dictionary.com: the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments. When it comes to music, it’s been my experience that the sound of a human being singing tends to touch the average person’s heart more than any other sound. Because we all […]

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