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The Saxophone Skills That Pay Off Forever

Music theory added to your playing, together with your ear training is the fastest way to get better at improvising jazz.
Adding understanding and systematics to your playing can give you the overview you are looking for.
This is how the major scale and many jazz chord functions belong together.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-II-V-I licks constructed by using basic music theory – chord tones and scales.
-Chord exercises in the major scale
-all exercises and licks are transposed to all 12 keys
+ all lesson examples are transposed to the Tenor, Alto and Concert keys.

In this tutorial
00:00 Basic Music Theory Will Make You Better Instantly
00:25 Building chords
01:06 What Key Is This In?
01:25 Chord Functions
04:10 Apply Scales To The Chords
05:25 Secondary Dominant
06:12 Construct Jazz Lines
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Basic theory and how to use it when you play – the 6th degree minor
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How To Master Jazz Chords And Why It Is Important
https://youtu.be/fi5daiX69NM
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Arpeggios For Jazz Solos – 5 Levels Everyone Should Know

Playing the chords of a tune as arpeggios are one the most used skills when improvising jazz. 
You really need to get this into your playing as a second nature.
We are digging into how to practice the basics and the advanced.
And most importantly – how to add to your music.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
Arpeggio licks on a standard chord progressions
Arpeggio licks transformed into to chord and scale exercises
All transposed to all 12 keys
+ all lesson examples transposed to Alto key

In this tutorial
00:00 THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
00:39 Begin with the basics
01:10 Remember your technique
01:20 Nothing without Rhythm
02:26 What Goes Up, Must Come Down
02:46 Expand – add the 9th
03:30 Always practice in a musical context
04:16 Upper Structures
05:11 Chromatic approach notes
06:14 The last exercise
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Practice Arpeggios Like Chris Potter and Sound Amazing https://youtu.be/pMp5iJMlKT4
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64249214
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8 chord patterns – you need to know these
https://youtu.be/oWV2LtH7GEw
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41196433
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/8-chord-patterns-you-need-to-know-these/

Take The A-Train Backing Track by Jens Larsen
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 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

6 Double Time Licks to Expand Your Jazz Playing

Working on double time playing is nothing different than playing “normal” 8th notes, you just need to do it. 
In this video I give easy and clear practice examples taken out of a double time lick – how you can practice and play double time.
Start now, don’t wait for the right moment – it is Double Time!

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10 different scale, approach and encircling patterns written out in the full range of the horn
10 licks adding the patterns for you to use directly in your playing
+ All Examples transposed to the Alto Key

In this tutorial
00:00 Double time – a huge part of jazz
00:29 8th notes to 16th notes
01:04 Comparing notes
02:10 Diatonic embellishment
03:19 Approach notes
04:42 3 Chromatic encircling
05:13 Coltrane Patterns
05:55 Chromatic approach 
06:59 Diatonic encircling
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Amazing Jazz Lines – Play This Scale Exercise
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https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/amazing-jazz-lines-play-this-scale-exercise/

COLTRANE PATTERNS – AMAZING, FLEXIBLE AND MELODIC FOUR NOTE SHAPES
https://youtu.be/DI0j5GI7kn4
https://www.patreon.com/posts/48366313
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/add-coltranes-amazing-melodic-four-note-patterns-to-your-playing/

8 chord patterns – you need to know these https://youtu.be/oWV2LtH7GEw
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41196433
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/8-chord-patterns-you-need-to-know-these/

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My setup:
 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

How to practice and add 16th note lines to your playing

DOUBLE TIME – YOU NEED TO START SLOW
How to practice and add 16th note lines to your playing

Rhythm is the most important matter in music.
You really need to be able to make variation in your playing by spicing up the rhythm.
A great and super cool way to do this is by going from for example 8th notes to 16th notes. 

In this video I will give you the tools to practice and add 16th notes lines to your playing.

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In this tutorial
Why spice up your rhythm?
What do you need to know to play 16th notes?
Different 16th note lines that is already in your playing
How to build up 16th note lines
How to practice 16th note lines – three 16th note example lines
Go slow
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DOUBLE TIME – YOU NEED TO START SLOW
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The 8 most important chord patterns you need to know
https://youtu.be/oWV2LtH7GEw

HOW TO USE BEBOP CHROMATIC SURROUNDING NOTES
https://youtu.be/qFmIm_nZHco

This is how to play music while practicing your scales
https://youtu.be/vXI7SQOjKv4

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