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Rusted Hinge Rod

Rusted Hinge Rod Repair

This is a quick repair tutorial on fixing a rusted hinge rod – a very common problem on saxophones. Might be a good idea to check your soprano octave key…
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Easy Pentatonic Lick II

Easy Pentatonic Lick II

Learn this relatively easy pentatonic lick for saxophone or any instrument by ear. This is a real public domain lick that can be used in all styles of music. It…
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Sax Deflector

JazzLab Sax Deflector Review

In today’s edition of “gear I can’t live without”, I’m going to show you the JazzLab Sax Deflector and why I can’t play a gig now without it. I’ve been…
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How to Play in Tune

How to Play Sax In Tune

Today I’m going to talk about the #1 thing you can do to improve and develop your saxophone sound. Plus, as an extra bonus, we’re also going to learn how to…
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Jaleel Shaw

Sax Study with Jaleel Shaw

Jaleel Shaw That’s Jaleel Shaw. He’s a saxophonist, composer and bandleader with three albums under his name. He’s also a member of Roy Haynes and Nate Smith’s bands and professor…
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Saxophone Gear Reviews

Sax Deflector

JazzLab Sax Deflector Review

In today’s edition of “gear I can’t live without”, I’m going to show you the JazzLab Sax Deflector and why I can’t play a gig now without it. I’ve been…
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Saxophone Lessons

Easy Pentatonic Lick II

Easy Pentatonic Lick II

Learn this relatively easy pentatonic lick for saxophone or any instrument by ear. This is a real public domain lick that can be used in all styles of music. It…
Read more
How to Play in Tune

How to Play Sax In Tune

Today I’m going to talk about the #1 thing you can do to improve and develop your saxophone sound. Plus, as an extra bonus, we’re also going to learn how to…
Read more
Jaleel Shaw

Sax Study with Jaleel Shaw

Jaleel Shaw That’s Jaleel Shaw. He’s a saxophonist, composer and bandleader with three albums under his name. He’s also a member of Roy Haynes and Nate Smith’s bands and professor…
Read more
Master These 5 notes and become a better sax player today

Play Sax By Ear Crash Course

The Revolutionary Method For Learning to Play Sax By Ear Enroll in the FREE “play sax by ear” 6-part video lesson course about how to start playing the saxophone by ear using just 5…
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Beginner Improvisation

Beginner Improvisation Lesson

There is a common misconception out there that you need to be highly proficient on your instrument, and know all your scales and lots of music theory and harmony before…
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East Pentatonic Lick

Easy Pentatonic Lick

Let’s get started with this “easy pentatonic link.” Here’s the link to get the downloads mentioned in the video: Free Pentatonic Scale Patterns Downloads for Saxophone “Easy” Pentatonic Lick for…
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Saxophone Embouchure

Saxophone Embouchure Tutorial

This lesson is about the saxophone embouchure which is everything that’s going on with your mouth when you’re playing the saxophone. It’s very important to get this right from the…
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How to Master Syncopated Rhythms

This week while working with some students on a jazz etude we kept running into the same problem with syncopated rhythms. Where to place syncopated eighth notes rhythmically. What I…
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