The Beginning Tenor Sax Series

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10-lesson Beginner or Refresher Saxophone Course complete with video instruction, sheet music, written Instruction, and play-along tracks!

Lesson 1: This lesson picks up where the free introductory “Getting Started” lesson left off. A new note is introduced. Playing exercises incorporating whole-notes and whole- rests are included to help build timing, tone, and note recognition skills.

Lesson 2: Four new notes – Long tones for improving tone quality – G Major Scale: Playing exercises are designed to help build reading and rhythmic fluency through a full octave. Learning the G scale provides preparation for improvising in the next lesson.

Lesson 3: Tuning the sax- Half-notes & rests – Jazz improvisation in G
major: Playing exercises incorporating half-notes & rests are included to build technique & reading skills. A jazz improvisation lesson & play-along track with a Bossa- Nova groove are included.

Lesson 4: Four new notes, Quarter-notes & rests, C Major scale – Jazz improv in C major: Playing exercises incorporate quarter notes & rests, are designed to build technical fluency & extend the range. A jazz improv lesson & play-along track with a jazz-rock/R&B groove is included.

Lesson 5: Two new notes – Dotted half-notes – Ties – 1st & 2nd endings – F Major Scale: This lesson begins with a scale review & tone exercises. Playing exercises use a variety of rhythms learned in this & previous lessons. A jazz improv lesson & play- along track with a funky minor groove are included.

Lesson 6: Three new notes – Eighth-notes: After beginning with a scale review & long-tone warm-up, the focus of the written lesson is to build technique & reading skills. A jazz improv lesson & play-along track with a bluesy jazz-rock groove are included.

Lesson 7: Two new notes – Eighth-rests – Slurs – Dynamics – D Major Scale: After beginning with a scale review & long-tone warm-up, the focus of the written lesson is to build technique, range, & reading skills. A jazz improv lesson & play-along track with a funky jazz-rock groove are included.

Lesson 8: Two new notes – Dotted-quarter notes: This lesson includes exercises designed to build technique & rhythmic accuracy. A jazz improv lesson & play-along track with a Bossa Nova groove are included.

Lesson 9: One new note – B Flat Major Scale – Triplets – Swing: The focus of this lesson is on learning to understand & play both triplets and swing style eighth-notes. A jazz improvisation lesson & play-along track with a swing feel are included.

Lesson 10: Two new notes – Upbeat Eighth-Notes in even and swing styles: The focus of this lesson is on developing greater rhythmic skills in both even and swing styles. A jazz improvisation lesson & play-along track with a swing blues progression are included.

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Complete Series, Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 6, Lesson 7, Lesson 8, Lesson 9, Lesson 10

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