In this third and final installment of the Bulletproof Saxophone Playing kickoff series, I proudly present a master class interview with one of the finest sax players playing the horn today, Mr. Bob Sheppard.
As many of you know, Bob is one of Los Angeles’ first call session players. But beyond that, he’s played with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Chick Corea to Horace Silver to James Taylor to so many, many more. He’s also an esteemed recording artist in his own right, with his most recent solo outing, Close Your Eyes,
In this masterclass, Bob shares his deep insights on improving your technique in an fun way that’ll result in an expansion in your musical vocabulary and increased facility in all twelve keys. On top of all of that, he also gets into incorporating articulation into your technical exercises. So clearly, there’s a lot of good stuff happening here.
These interviews are a special series for my email newsletter subscribers. If you’re already on either the Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. mailing list, or the Bulletproof Saxophone Playing mailing list, the link to the interview should be in the latest email, which should be sitting in your inbox right now.
If you’re not yet on either of these mailing lists, you can sign up using the pretty blue box beneath this article (there’s also a signup box in the sidebar), and you’ll get a link to this interview right away. You’ll also be given access to the other interviews as well. Plus, signing up means you get a free e-book with even more saxophone tips.
Here’s to you taking in some juicy tidbits to for magical music making!