Playing With Style

Style can be tricky to apply to our playing, especially if we don’t have a private teacher. Even if we have a teacher it can be difficult. Good news though! Your brain has been collecting “style data” for many years so you can play with style. Learn what your brain has been storing and this 1 secret that even helped Mozart become a better musician.

Saxophone Circular Breathing

Would you like to play a note for 1 minute without taking a breath? How about 5 minutes? How about 45 minutes? Learn this one technique that can keep your tone going even when you take a breath!

The Saxophone Chose Me…Kind Of – Part 3

Part 3 As I mentioned in the last post, the beginning of my musical life (as a music major) was a challenge. In fact, at times I felt I was going to fail. But for the first time, I had all the direction I needed to excel. This idea brought a lot of hope to me. Why? Because the only …

The Saxophone Chose Me…Kind of- Part 2

This post is the continuation of a previous post. The 1st part can be found by clicking here. If you’re ready to jump in with the 2nd half, keep on reading. I hope you enjoy! Part 2 I stepped onto campus and felt intimidated. Brigham Young University (BYU) had around 35,000 students at that time, and it was pretty easy …