Category Archives: Intermediate

What Outside Sounds Can Do For You Playing

From light alterations to full blown outside playing.
What tricks, scale patterns and arpeggios sound amazing when you want to play outside the key.
Working through a few standard progressions playing outside the box.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-Chromatic embellishment and chord exercises in the scale-Altered dominant and shape shifting II-V-I licks
-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 What Outside Sounds Can Do For You Playing
00:20 Bebop lines a half step up
01:29 Move licks to the tritone
02:12 Play the major 7 chord below the tonic
03:33 Amazing pattern displacement
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Chris Potter – Epic Dominant Licks
https://youtu.be/bezOVWU1Ibc
https://www.patreon.com/posts/66960080
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/coltranes-best-minor-licks-and-how-to-practice-them

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/

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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

How Licks Can Level Up You Solos

Learning licks from master players and adapting these into your playing is a major jazz skill you need to develop.
Get around the major issues like add licks to your practice and into the tunes you play.
Transpose and alter licks into music fitting your music.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-Lick based scale exercises
-Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Hank Mobley inspired licks
-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 How You Can Play Licks To Learn Jazz
00:23 Dexter Gordon on F major
01:06 Add Licks To Your Tunes
01:59 Hank Mobley On Dominant Chords
03:11 Sonny Rollins II-V-I lick
04:30 Pull Out Ideas From The Licks You Learn
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What You Will Learn From Transcribing
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/61762240
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-you-will-learn-from-transcribing/

 The Three Solos That Will Teach You Jazz Saxophone
https://youtu.be/6gxNfN9b4vg
https://www.patreon.com/posts/59156910
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/the-three-solos-that-will-teach-you-jazz-saxophone/

 

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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

What Coltrane Can Teach You About Dominants

From inside playing to outside sounding dominant chords. 
These dominant chords will unlock the sound from the giant of jazz – John Coltrane.
Check out the voice leading, backdoor and tritone substituted dominants.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-Regular II-V-I licks
-Backdoor dominant II-V-I licks
-Tritone substituted dominant II-V-I licks
-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 3 Levels Of Coltrane Altered Dominant
00:21 Coltrane is the master of voice leading
01:43 Construct lines with strong voice leading
02:34 Coltrane backdoor dominant
04:15 Stick to the basics
04:43 Tritone substituted dominant
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https://youtu.be/DqXv8vXbK_s
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Chris Potter – Epic Dominant Licks
https://youtu.be/bezOVWU1Ibc
https://www.patreon.com/posts/66960080
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/coltranes-best-minor-licks-and-how-to-practice-them/

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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

The Secret About Jazz And Avoid Notes

There are no avoid notes. The focus should be on the timing where you put the notes.
In jazz music the avoid notes are often mentioned. The notes you are not supposed to play.
Avoid notes are a myth and do not exist.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-lick like chords and scales exercises training jazz lines
-Superimposed minor and dominant over the bar line II-V-I licks
-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 The Secret About Jazz And Avoid Notes
00:11 Do Not Play Avoid Notes
00:41 Create Great Tension In Jazz With Avoid Notes
01:28 You Need To Hear The Chords
02:32 Are They Real?
03:17 Minor On Dominants
05:22 Michael Brecker Avoid Notes
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Basic theory and how to use it when you play – the 6th degree minor
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/43853549
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/basic-theory-and-how-to-use-it-when-you-play-the-6th-degree-minor

How To Master Jazz Chords And Why It Is Important
https://youtu.be/fi5daiX69NM
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64880482
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/arpeggios-for-jazz-solos-5-levels-everyone-should-know/

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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

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
07:04 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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Basic theory and how to use it when you play – the 6th degree minor
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/43853549
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/basic-theory-and-how-to-use-it-when-you-play-the-6th-degree-minor

How To Master Jazz Chords And Why It Is Important
https://youtu.be/fi5daiX69NM
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64880482
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/arpeggios-for-jazz-solos-5-levels-everyone-should-know/

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

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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

Basic Music Theory Will Make You Better Instantly

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.

LINK TO VIDEO
DOWNLOAD PDF
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
07:04 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/posts/68814395

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Video links:
Basic theory and how to use it when you play – the 6th degree minor
https://youtu.be/DOm7UHvvCl0
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43853549
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/basic-theory-and-how-to-use-it-when-you-play-the-6th-degree-minor

How To Master Jazz Chords And Why It Is Important
https://youtu.be/fi5daiX69NM
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64880482
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/arpeggios-for-jazz-solos-5-levels-everyone-should-know/

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

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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

Master Jazz Blues with 3 Powerful Strategies

Playing the pentatonic scales, Bebop scales and basic arpeggios are essential skills you need to master when playing jazz Blues .
Learn the simple trademarks behind every playing style and get the sound.

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
140+ pages full exercises and licks
-Pentatonic scale exercises, bebop scale exercises and basic dominant arpeggio exercises
-written out blues etudes using the pentatonic scale, bebop scale and the basic dominant arpeggio
-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 Learn This – Listening, Technique, Sound, Timing
00:32 Listen and get inspired
01:16 Keep your fingers on your instrument
02:49 Technique must enable your music
04:30 Work on your timing
05:49 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/pentatonic-scales-will-teach-you-jazz-improvisation/

What The Bebop Scale Can Do For Your Playing https://youtu.be/U5h_4um0jmM
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/turn-these-3-levels-of-ii-v-i-licks-into-solos/
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/turn-these-3-levels-of-ii-v-i-licks-into-solos/

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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

The 4 Rules of Getting Better At Jazz

When I began playing music and when I chose to continue, there are certain steps I would have liked to have practiced differently.
Putting attention on 4 of the very big aspects of saxophone playing and general music making.
Digging into technique, sound, listening and timing

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-II-V-I licks made from exercises
-Exercises made from II-V-I licks
-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 Learn This – Listening, Technique, Sound, Timing
00:32 Listen and get inspired
01:16 Keep your fingers on your instrument
02:49 Technique must enable your music
04:30 Work on your timing
05:49 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/posts/69074932

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What You Will Learn From Transcribing
https://youtu.be/F8mKCARhzIY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/61762240
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/what-you-will-learn-from-transcribing/

5 Tips To Speed Up Your Playing
https://youtu.be/MNolMUnjoKo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/56545571
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/5-tips-to-speed-up-your-playing/

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

The Scale Exercise You Need To Know

This scale exercise gets your scales and chords together.
Practicing this way enables you to immediately add your scales exercises to your music in a highly functional and musical way. 

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-7th + 9th chord scale exercises added rhythmic and chromatic variations
-Major and Minor II-V-I licks using arpeggios
-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 The Scale Exercise You Need To Know
00:42 Arpeggios – The Backbone of improvising
01:30 Advance on rhythm
02:00 Add the 9th
04:13 Chromatic approach notes
05:12Always combine technique with music
05:49 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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8 chord patterns – you need to know these
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jazz chords – this is how to learn and remember
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/40697337
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/jazz-chords-this-is-how-to-learn-and-remember/

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

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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

How To Sound Like Modern Jazz

Joe Henderson and Chris Potterhear the great similarities and how they each play their own licks, but so much inspiration overflow from Joe Henderson to Chris Potter. 
These two masters of jazz have revolutionized modern jazz and defined how to play this amazing style. 

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LESSON TRANSCRIPTION CONTENT:
50+ pages full exercises and licks
-enclosure and triad patterns on minor scales
-Minor chord extension licks using 9-11-13 extensions
-scale and triad patterns licks
-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 How To Sound Like Modern Jazz
00:32 Rhythm and enclosures
01:55 Chris Potter – less is more
02:54 Major 6 on minor
04:39 Groupings of 3 scale pattern
05:25 Triads in minor
06:23 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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Chromatic Enclosures Teaching You Bebop
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/66370918
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/chromatic-enclosures-teaching-you-bebop

Play Outside Using This simple Minor Chord Method https://www.patreon.com/posts/61147968
https://youtu.be/DqXv8vXbK_s
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/play-outside-using-this-simple-minor-chord-method/

Rigotti reeds webshop
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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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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