Saxophonist Martino Scovacricchi takes you by the hand on a step by step adventure to learn everything the beginner/intermediate saxophonist needs to know to play with a rich and powerful sound.
This is a comprehensive course that takes you through all aspects of sound production on the saxophone with heavy analysis on the embouchure. From mouth and lip position to facial tension/relaxation to sound improvement exercises and practice drills.
I can confidently say that I believe this is the most comprehensive beginner/intermediate saxophone course on the market today, with video tutorials and downloadable resources that support the written content.
Some of the topics covered:
- Sound mechanics overview
- Fundamentals of saxophone embouchure
- The 6 most common embouchure issues and how to fix them
- Exercises to help with air consistency
- Embouchure types: the ‘classical’, the ‘jazz’, the non-embouchure embouchure.
- Tonguing mechanics overview
- Exercises to develop independence of the tongue
- How to tongue faster
- How to develop an even sound across the whole range of the saxophone
- The “air glue” method
- How to refine your sound quality
- Long notes and beyond
- What is sound projection?
- Overtones explained
- How to achieve amazing-sounding overtones
- Overtone scales
- Throat exercises to expand your sound with very little effort
- My advice on how to avoid being overwhelmed by all this
- How to approach practicing a new piece
- Techniques to improve clarity in fast passages
- How to establish a solid practice habit
- How to achieve the only practicing mindset that will allow to waste less time in the practice room and play better.
…and much much more!
Everything you need to know about developing a good sound with an effortless embouchure is contained in this easy to follow course.
Martino draws on over 24 years of professional experience as a saxophone player and 10 years as a saxophone teacher to help remove the fear and intimidation that many of us have when it comes to playing the saxophone confidently and will help you to discover your dream sound.
This is a digital product. Once you’ve made your purchase. You will be given a link and lifetime access to the entire course.
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