Overview

Requirements: none
Duration: 12 weeks
Max number of students: 5
Venue: Nelson House – W1G9TD

 

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.

This course will culminate with a public performance at our student concert on December 8.

Topics


  • Tunes, tunes, tunes
  • A lot of group playing
  • Public performance (Dec 8)
  • Saxophone assembling
  • Reed positions
  • Playing with a good sound
  • Posture/breathing
  • Basic notes: C, B, A, G, F, E
  • Note values and rests: whole note, half note, quarter note, eight note
  • Read musical notation
  • Technical exercises
  • Playing along to tracks
  • Developing a sense of pulse (tempo)

Venue details

Nelson House Studio
78 New Cavendish Street
W1G9TD
Tube station: Oxford Circus
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