All posts by Søren Ballegaard

Søren Ballegaard, Denmark 1975. Saxophone player (tenor- and soprano -saxophone), arranger, composer and teacher. Søren Ballegaard started at the age of 5 studying the piano, and till the age of 18 he played classical piano and gave various concerts. At the age of 19 Søren caught interest for the saxophone and the world of jazz. After three years intense study of the saxophone he got admitted to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he finished his bachelor degree, only to continue with his master’s degree, performing artist, which he finished in 2005 at the Rotterdam Conservatory. During his study he have been studying with many excelent teachers and have been involved in many projects and master classes with many very highly skilled muscians and performers, among others: John Roucco (sax), Benjamin Herman (sax), Kenny Werner (pia), Ben Van Den Dungen (sax), Rick Margitza (sax), Bennie Maupin (sax), Played on North Sea Jazz festival with Bobby Sanabrio Latin/Cuban big band, Kenny Werner big band and Peter Herbolzheimer big band. At the moment Søren Ballegaard is involved in many different styles of music: Træben is a jazz quartet which performs the music of the muscians in the band in Holland but also in the international scene. Træben came out with their first cd ”Nordic Project” in 2009 and their second cd ”Push” was released in january 2012. Jazz trio Jazzsupply which mostly performs at private parties and receptions have been playing on many different locations and many different people. To name a few; more times for Former Dutch Premier, Balkenende, Queen Beatrix of the netherlands by the opening of the new Europol building in The Hague, further they have played for Shell international on more occations, GelreDome, Arnhem, Vip program for Andre Rieu and the netherlands embassy in Tunis. Jazz trio Jazzsupply plays around 100 till 150 performances pr year. Søren Ballegaard´s involvement in jazz education shows in the project Jazz4kids, where he is co-writer of much of the music and also plays the saxophone. Søren Ballegaard als works as saxophone teacher at the VAK in Delft, the musicschool in Delft where he have 50 students. In the pop music scene Søren Ballegaard runs the SB Showband, which is a band of proffessional pop and funk musicians accompanying singing artists. SB Showband played before a 2500 people public in 2009 in congres center in The hague with the artists, JMT and again in 2011. Further they played for a 5000 people audience at the Leiden Pleinfestival also in 2011 with the artists, Roselle, Mike Pieterson and Glenn Bell. Søren Ballegaard is also a sideman in various pop- and jazz -music projects, works occasionally with local big bands and also writes and arranges music for many kinds of different projects.

7 Steps To Improve The Most Important Skill In Music

Ear-training is not sitting down and listening to chords and recognizing them, It’s not hearing all the musical intervals.
Ear-training is how you learn music and how you should practice music.
These 7 steps show you how pro’s learn music and how they sound great.

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Chord exercises aiming for hearing the chords, timing and rhythm
-Blues etudes working slowly through the chord structure, moving towards hearing semi advanced jazz lines 
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 The REAL Ear-training
01:07 Transcribe Solos
02:15 Apply Transcribed Material To Your Solos
03:36 How To Hear The Chords
05:21 Instant Ear-Training Ear To Instrument Technique
06:48  Play Your Own lines Using transcribed Solos
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
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Solo Manuals Check them here
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Rigotti reeds webshop
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Coltrane And Rollins Jazz Solo Approach Will Change Your Solos Forever

What are the actual differences between Coltrane And Rollins.
And how do we benefit from this?
Between these two giants they probably have all jazz knowledge existing.
You can benefit from this right now.

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Rollins And Coltrane technical and musical exercises in aiming for their finess
-II-V-I lines Using Rollins ad Coltranes Playing Style Specifics
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 Rollins And Coltrane Are The Giants Of Jazz
00:35 What’s The Difference?
01:51 What Coltrane Did To Scales
03:31 Coltrane’s Technical Exercises
04:35 Sonny Rollins Articulate Chord Playing
05:49 Heavy Cat – Very Enlightened Playing
06:09 Train The Techniques Of Rollins
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Everything They Practice Sounds Like Music (How Do You Sound?)
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Their Rhythm Chops Will Blow Your Mind
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
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Solo Manuals Check them here
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Why Michael Brecker Copied Sonny Rollins (and you should too)

Sonny Rollins is so articulate and plays such fine lines. His playing screams out that we need to learn from him.
This is what Michael Brecker did and he became that good. 

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Sonny Rollins Approach scale, chord and approach note exercises
-II-V-I lines working out the Sonny Rollins Sound into musical licks
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 Sonny Rollins Is the One To Copy
00:28 The Epic Rhythm
02:00 Why Michael Brecker Copied Sonny Rollins
03:31 Harmonic Rhythm Displacement
04:28 Tritone Substituted Dominants
05:41 Don’t Play The Root
07:28 The Best Technical Exercise That Sounds Amazing
08:14 Chromatic Enclosures
09:23 Bebop Scales and Diatonic Enclosures
10:24 Triads Are The Most Solid Chord
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
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Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

This Is How A Master Uses Chromatic Notes In Bebop

Parker used enclosure and approach notes so refined that when studying jazz you must study Charlie Parker.
Learning his Chromatic Notes Approach will advance your playing and start you on the real jazz sound..
Video full highly usable examples and exercises on how to learn. 

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Enclosure and Bebop Chromatic Exercises
-II-V-I licks displaying diatonic enclosures moving to chromatic bebop enclosures
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 The Real Bebop Sound
00:41 The Basis Enclosure
01:57 The 1st Chromatic Note
03:20 Chromatic Approach Notes
04:56 Chromatic Enclosures
05:47 My Favorite Chromatic Enclosure
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The 3 Techniques That Makes Charlie Parker A Genius
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-coltrane-can-teach-you-about-dominants/

Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

I Couldn’t Play Double Time Lines Until I Did This

I Couldn’t Play Double Time Lines Until I Did This
Double Time is something you can learn.
Yes it demands faster fingers and better timing, but its definitely possible.
This is the 3 step guide that helped me to learn double time – and it works. 

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Common time to double time licks and exercises
-Full form blues etudes changing between common time and double time
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 How To Play Double Time Lines
00:50 Build Double Time Lines
02:55 Add Double Time Lines Into Your Music
03:53 Feel The Timing of 16th Notes
05:52 Do Not Play Everything Full – Make Space
06:12 Combine Double Time And Common TIme Lines
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Michael Brecker – How To Practice Like a Legend!

4 legendary Michael Brecker Practice tips shared and worked out.
How did he become that good – Im diggin’ into how to thoroughly get better using the Michael Brecker Practice Approach

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Include the Michael Brecker Pattern Playing – scale pattern exercises and full blues etudes exploring patterns transposition and pattern side steps.
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 4 Legendary Practice Tips
01:00 Timing – The Most Important Thing
03:24 Learn From The Greatest
04:59 Play All 12 Keys
06:17 Melodic Movement System
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Everything They Practice Sounds Like Music (How Do You Sound?)
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Their Rhythm Chops Will Blow Your Mind
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/71686461
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-coltrane-can-teach-you-about-dominants/

Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sorenballegaardsaxophonelessons
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Website: https://sorenballegaard.dk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SorenBallegaard

My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Two Arpeggios To Cover ALL chords (Jazz Beginner)

Arpeggios are the backbone of almost any jazz solo.
The crazy thing is arpeggios only go two ways – up or down.
This arpeggios practice guide takes you through the unlimited solo possibilities playing arpeggios.

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Full form solo Etudes on Just Friends working into guide Tone Lines, Target Notes and Chord Scale Reationships
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 Everything You Need To Know About Arpeggios
01:04 Understanding Arpeggios
01:59 No More Than Arpeggios Up and Down
03:15 Do Not Play the Root – Upper Structures
05:10 Chromatic Approach Note
06:08 Ascending and Descending – Practice both
07:02 Triad Arpeggios – how to practice and use
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What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/71686461
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-coltrane-can-teach-you-about-dominants/

Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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Contact me for video exchange lessons or live online lessons
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonelessons/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sorenballegaardsaxophonelessons
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sorenballegaard
Website: https://sorenballegaard.dk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SorenBallegaard

My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

5 Things To Get Right In Your Practice in 2024

These 5 practice tips will take you so far when getting into your training sessions.
Down to earth tips that brings you to the core of practicing no matter what level you are on

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Chord and scale exercises all in added to a blues form.
-Lots of blues etudes using the basic chord and scale exercises
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 5 Things To Get Right In Your Practice in 2024
00:29 Music And Technique is One and The Same Thing
02:45 Play Songs – Play Beautiful Melodies
03:40 Focused Practice – 15 min Planning
05:33 Play Into The Target Notes
06:39 Keep Being Inspired – Michael Brecker Advice 
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Everything They Practice Sounds Like Music (How Do You Sound?)
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https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/everything-they-practice-sounds-like-music-how-do-you-sound/

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Their Rhythm Chops Will Blow Your Mind
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Video links:
What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
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Solo Manuals Check them here
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My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

You Can’t Improvise If You Can’t Do This!

You must become really good at instant composing. To do this, start with the melody. 
Solo with the melody of the tune in mind gives you a much more natural improvising flow.

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50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Full form solo Etudes on Bye Bye Blackbird focusing on melodic playing and melodic development
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef + all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 Start With The Melody
01:06 Sammy Davis Jr The Strongest Melody
01:40 Never Play The 1 – Learn The Lyrics
02:38 The Melody Is Your Solo – Only Add Rhythm
03:44 Rhythm Makes The Solo Exciting
04:28 Chris Potter Melodic Fills – add chord tones
05:58 From Melody To Chord Tone Solos
07:00 Joe Henderson – Only Melody And Rhythm
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Video links:
What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/71686461
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-coltrane-can-teach-you-about-dominants/

Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sorenballegaard
Website: https://sorenballegaard.dk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SorenBallegaard

My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Melodic Hooks Will Make Your Solos 10x Better

It is all about playing beautiful melodies when soloing.
But how do you get to the point where you actually do play beautiful melodies, how do you keep playing beautiful melodies and how do you develop these into amazing solos.
Here is how to play and practice melodies and melodic hooks.

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DOWNLOAD PDF + get access to 3000+ pages of learning material

50+ PAGES LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
-Full form solo Etudes on Take The A-Train developing melodic Hooks
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys and bass clef 
+ all released lesson manual material are available in all 12 keys

In this tutorial
00:00 Master Melodic Hooks
01:11 Melodic Hook Definition
02:00 Stan Getz Perfect Improvised Hook
02:27 Melodic Hooks In Jazz Solos
04:04 The Main Features Of Hooks
04:35 Stan Getz Hook On Take The A-train
05:31 Keep The Hook Simple
06:34 Jos Henderson Outside Melodic Hooks
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Their Rhythm Chops Will Blow Your Mind
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Video links:
What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants
https://youtu.be/4v_ny0Pu4iQ
https://www.patreon.com/posts/71686461
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-coltrane-can-teach-you-about-dominants/

Lesson Manuals – Check This Link
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/

Solo Manuals Check them here
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonetopics/patreon-tier-20-access/

Rigotti reeds webshop
http://www.reedsonline.fr/boutique_reedsonline/en/accueil-gb/

Subscribe for more free saxophone videos and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/SørenBallegaard

Lesson tutorials and live online lessons – check my shop:
https://sorenballegaard.dk/shop

Contact me for video exchange lessons or live online lessons
https://sorenballegaard.dk/saxophonelessons/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sorenballegaardsaxophonelessons
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sorenballegaard
Website: https://sorenballegaard.dk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SorenBallegaard

My setup:
Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona