Your Saxophone Lineage

There are a few different beliefs concerning who can play the saxophone, and who can’t. Some people (even some teachers) believe you’re born with the gift to play music, or you’re not. I don’t believe in this philosophy. In fact, I believe (with the right instruction) anyone can play the saxophone well. Of course, people reach different levels of proficiency …

8 Articulation Patterns Used by Pros!

Recently, we’ve covered exercises that will bring clarity and speed to articulation. Next, we’ll add variety. Why Variety In our previous exercises we’ve been articulating every note. The purpose for this approach is to spend time working on form and a basic pattern. Once we’ve done this, we can add patterns, which will allow us to become comfortable with common …

Crystal Clear Articulation

There’s a rumor that circulates around the music world, which is false. I don’t know who started this rumor, but they did a great job, because this one won’t go away. Ready for it? Here it is: You have it, or you don’t.Anonymous When it comes to playing a musical instrument, some people think you have what it takes, or …

The Truth About Articulation

You’ll notice there’s an image at the top of this post that hints of a good story. Part of this post is a story, which I hope you’ll find revealing and interesting. However, the point of the story is to help you learn a little more about me and my saxophone journey as well as the importance of one saxophone …

Speed, Tone, Time, Fingers, Articulation, and Consistency

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of a practice session, we can build on that foundation. In this post, you get to make your voice known by expressing your opinion on what you’d like to learn next. Check out our list of recommendations and choose what you’d like to do!