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Full solo manual – Autumn Leaves
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Full solo manual – Blue Bossa
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Full solo manual – Pent Up House – for both Alto and Tenor
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Full solo manual – Perdido – for both Alto and Tenor
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Full solo manual – Take The A-train – for both Alto and Tenor
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Full solo manual – There Will Never Be Another You
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Full solo manual – Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/47414602

Full solo manual – Blues in concert, alto and tenor key
https://www.patreon.com/posts/72950631

Solo transcription – Blue Bossa – diatonic chord and scale solo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46780162

Solo transcription – On the sunny side of the street – diatonic chord and scale solo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46123983

Pentatonic manual vol.1
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39388094

Bebop practice manual – chromatic surrounding notes – exercises and licks
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39557131

The overtone manual – exercises and licks Get better control
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23 functional major scale exercises + 46 example licks on how to apply
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38397480

Train your rhythm feel – exercises exploring quarter note and eight notes phrases
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37622527

60 scale patterns on functional harmony + 20 II-V-I licks using scale patterns
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37364646

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37364560

50 shades of Blues – dominant seven building blocks and 20 I-IV dominant lines
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36808560

20 basic minor II-V-I building blocks + 20 basic minor II-V-I licks – by Søren Ballegaard
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36620722

32 chromatic approach note bulding blocks + 20 II-V-I using chromaticism
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36621031

3 of the greatest bebop licks and 100 ways to practise and use them
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44072387

18 musical scale exercises applied to the major scale+examples licks on how to use
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38124808

32 chromatic bebop approach note structures and 20 chromatic bebop
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36621031

64 minor + alternate minor chord building blocks + 24 II-V-I lines using alternate minor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37917989

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64-ways-to-play-37364560

74 one bar tritone substitute dominant lines + 20 II-V-I
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Add ons for minor chord solos – minor 6, minor 9, minor major, dominant 7(b9)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43252315

Beginning the blues with one pentatonic scale
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44581076

Blues licks and scales compendium
https://www.patreon.com/posts/47710439

Chord note solo manual – effortless soloing using only chord notes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41934321

Chord pattern exercise manual – basic 7th chords of the major scale
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41195255

Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42239209

Dominant chord and scale alteration manual – b9 and b13
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41666654

Jazz Improvisation step 1 – the chords – blues in C
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40669564

Jazz improvisation step 2 – from chords to scales – tenor and alto
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42483935

Play great melodies toolbook
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41448250

The overtone exercise manual 1.0
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38835806

The Ultimate Practice Program Planner
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37806877

SØREN BALLEGAARD SCALE PRACTICE PDF
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37806462

5 Important 4-note Jazz Licks That Will Change Your Playing

4 note jazz licks are probably one of the most important tools for your jazz solos.
The 4-note jazz licks fit perfectly into the most common 4/4 bar.
In this video I explain 5 four note licks and make these usable in multiple situations.
Greats like John Coltrane made full concepts of playing shapes like this.

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10 LICKS USING 4 NOTE PATTERNS – IN THE 7 MOST COMMON KEYS
+ All Lesson Examples Transposed To The Alto Key

In this tutorial
00:00 The importance of 4 note jazz licks
00:55 Dm9 with a chromatic touch
02:12 G7 altered lick
02:47 Abm triad on G7
03:43 Use Bb7 as altered sound
05:00 Cmaj7 and Giant Steps
05:53 G7 = Db7???
06:58 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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Triads – A Massive Boost To Your Solos
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/56268516
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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/

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Mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Learn And Play Giant Steps In 5 Easy Steps

Some say that Giant Steps is the most difficult tune in the world.
It is not – it is just unfamiliar!
Let’s get cracking at the Giant Steps changes and decipher them.
Play a solo on this amazing tune by following these easy steps.

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In this tutorial
00:00 Learn And Play Giant Steps In 5 Easy Steps
00:20 Giant Steps Truth
00:39 Step one – learn the solo
01:21 Get the chords right
03:03 The Best Start – how to practice Giant Steps
06:28 Giant Steps SCALES
07:48 Getting it together
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Video links:
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/

Coltrane Changes – The most important Coltrane Structures https://youtu.be/MAb6hiWQ2qo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42240009
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/the-most-important-melodic-coltrane-structures-explained-and-how-to-use/

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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

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use
John Coltrane is one of the most amazing saxophone players in history. 
If you sound half as good as Coltrane you still sound amazing.
Coltranes ease of playing is still amazing to us.
I see Coltrane’s playing as inspiration for other musicians to learn and play with great flexibility, sound and passion. 

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In this tutorial
Why are Coltrane patterns so great, flexible, good sounding?
What are Coltrane patterns?
Which Coltrane patterns do we have?
Where to use – major 9 chord
Minor 9 chord
Dominant chords
How to practise basic Coltrane patterns
The Coltrane patterns practise module
Show, play and analyse a short solo on “Lazy Bird” – using Coltrane patterns
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“Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords”
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/42239209
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3 scale patterns you must know
https://youtu.be/9pbr2VEo_0E

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Mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona
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Add Coltranes amazing melodic four note patterns to your playing

I think a lot of you will agree with me that listening to Coltrane is amazing. We probably all have one or more periods of time in Coltrane’s playing where we think he sounds amazing.
I really like most of his playing and that is also why I want to share my experiences with you on this.

In this video I look at the amazing 4 note patterns of John Coltrane and give you an easy “how to” add these to your playing.

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In this tutorial
What are Coltrane patterns?
3-5-2-1 pattern on major 7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on minor7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern on dominant7 chords
3-5-2-1 pattern – how to practice technically
6-5-3-2 pattern – the most flexible pattern
Technical practice of the 6-5-3-2 pattern
More Coltrane patterns – the practice manual
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Video links:
“Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords”
Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42239209
Shop:
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/coltrane-basic-pattern-practise-module-major-9-minor-9-dominant-9-chords/

The most important melodic Coltrane structures – explained and how to use
https://youtu.be/MAb6hiWQ2qo

3 scale patterns you must know
https://youtu.be/9pbr2VEo_0E

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:
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Web-cam: https://amzn.to/3cf71cb
Music notation software – https://amzn.to/3gHW1ag
2x computer monitor – https://amzn.to/3gIclIm
Mini keyboard for music notation – https://amzn.to/3sVufcWTenor 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
Tenor reedshttps://amzn.to/2Qrk8zz
Alto reeds –https://amzn.to/2Pwv8Lu
Soprano reeds – https://amzn.to/3vnHfJS
Saxophone strap – https://amzn.to/3sV20Lt
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