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About The Course
With 58 videos and 100+ minutes of expert, professional tuition. You will learn saxophone improvisation and how to use the instrument as your creative tool from your very first notes.
The beauty of having your saxophone tutor online is that you can take the learning at whatever pace suits you.
Spread over 7 lessons, this Beginner Saxophone video series will take you from opening the case for the first time, right through to becoming an improvising musician!
A detailed, step-by-step guide to getting started on the saxophone, this SAXOPHONE Studies course teaches essential good habits from step 1, laying the strong foundations you will need to grow into a creative and soulful saxophonist.
All of the demonstration is done on the alto saxophone, so if you are playing tenor or soprano then your notes will sound at a different pitch. But, all of the principles are the same. There are backing tracks appropriate for both Eb and Bb saxophones - this covers them all!
"Matthew's easy way of breaking things down into the basics really helped me to understand. I now use many of his explanations in my own teaching and would happily recommend his tutorials to pupils of any standard."
- Beccy Bernamont, Director of the Warwickshire Youth Jazz Orchestra
PreviewStage 1 - set up & how it works (3:49)
StartStage 2 - mouthpiece & reed (3:29)
StartStage 3 - embouchure & sound production (3:52)
StartBrand New: Bonus Embouchure Tip! (2:11)
StartStage 4 - breath control tips (1:40)
StartStage 5 - troubleshooting (3:51)
StartStage 6 - tonguing (1:50)
StartStage 7 - practise (1:50)
StartStage 1 - new note (3:09)
StartStage 2 - 3 new notes (3:14)
StartStage 3 - fluency exercise (1:30)
StartStage 4 - your 1st scale (2:44)
StartStage 5 - tonguing (0:38)
StartStage 6 - let's get creative! (2:21)
StartStage 7 - improvisation example (0:59)
StartStage 8 - practise schedule (1:50)
Matthew is a UK based saxophonist & educator. He has been playing professional gigs throughout the UK and in Europe since his early teens and has a thriving teaching practice. His pupils' ages range from 8yrs-80yrs, and their standards span from beginner to professional.
In his early career, Matthew got tips and advice from various musicians which really helped him develop his playing. The creation of SAXOPHONE Studies is a way of him continuing this tradition of sharing the knowledge.
For Matthew, music is a vehicle for creativity and expression, because of this he has always been drawn to improvisation, jazz and blues - although, any soulful music has his attention!
"I love Matthew's lessons. In a very short space of time he's raised my abilities and confidence beyond anything I ever expected. My only wish is that I'd have found him much sooner!"
- Dave Foy
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