Requirements: Grade 4/5
Ages: no age restriction
Duration: full day
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Venue: Clementi House – Notting Hill
This full day workshop is divided in two sessions: morning and afternoon.
In the morning session we will go over important aspects of saxophone technique such as improving sound and tonguing, vibrato, speed accuracy.
We will look at how to accurately practice all these different topics and build a solid yet flexible practice routine.
Individual, couple and group exercises will be used to help you interiorise these techniques.
In the afternoon session we will play selected pieces of music for saxophone ensemble that will target what learnt in the morning session.
Parts will be sent prior the start of the course.
What will I learn on the Technique I & Ensemble Workshop?
Over this full day workshop we’ll cover the following topics:
- Drills to improve your sound
- Spicing up long tone practice
- What is vibrato and how to practice it
- Hardcore technical studies
- Increase finger speed
- Drills for fast playing
- Improve quality of tonguing
- Planning your practice routine
- Ensemble playing
- Sight reading