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Overview

Requirements: none
Duration: 5 weeks
Max number of students: 5
Venue: Clementi House -W8 4BH

 

The Introduction to Saxophone course is the very start of your musical journey. We teach you all you need to know to have solid fundamentals and a great overview of the saxophone. From how to play a note and position your mouth to rhythm, you will learn valuable information that will assure good fundamentals for future musical development.

If you have never played the saxophone before and are curious to give it a try or just love the sound of it and want to become a master, this is the course for you!

By the end of the course you will have a clear understanding and ability on how to produce a great tone, how to read music (notes and rhythm), how to play along a pop/jazz tune and play a jazz tune as a soloist with piano accompaniment or backing track.

 

Topics

  • Saxophone assembling
  • Reed positions
  • Sound production
  • Posture/breathing
  • Basic notes: C, B, A, G, F, E
  • Note values and rests: whole note, half note, quarter note, eight note
  • Basics of reading musical notation
  • Technical exercises
  • Playing along to tracks
  • Developing a sense of pulse (tempo)
  • Group playing
  • Tunes

Venue details

Clementi House
128 Kensington Church Street
W8 4BH
Tube station: Notting Hill Gate
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