Category Archives: Saxophones and mouthpieces

Saxophone Reeds – How to Choose the Right Reed

Saxophone Reeds – How to Choose the Right Reed
Playing a reed that does not fit you makes your sound dull and soft.
Choosing a reed between the thousands of brands out there is so difficult.
I will go through some of the most common questions about saxophone reeds and reveal the result of my first reed unboxing and testing.

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In this tutorial

00:00 Saxophone Reeds – How to Choose the Right Reed
00:21 Real story from the life as Chris Potter
00:56 What is a good reed?
01:13 The reed test
03:26 My Setup
04:16 Is this reed good for you?
05:22 Golden Reed Starter Tips
07:05 Unboxing Amazing Rigotti reeds – I am so exicited
10:45 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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Master Jazz Articulation in 3 Simple Steps
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Get the Best Saxophone Sound
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk
https://www.patreon.com/posts/34299912
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/full-lesson-transcription-sound-is-everything-get-the-best-saxophone-sound/

Better sax – Jay Metcalf about Rigotti reeds

https://youtu.be/xxwYCzPT4Ck 

Rigotti reeds webshop
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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

Solo Preparation in 6.35 simple steps

Solo Preparation in 6.35 simple steps
This video is about how to prepare for a solo you play in a band, with a play along, and or in some way performing in front of an audience. 
Maybe your first solo or a solo when you are beginning to play solos.
What do you need to prepare and what you absolutely do not need to prepare. 
Taking you through all steps on the way there!

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In this tutorial
00:00 Solo Preparation in 6.35 simple steps
00:46 What actually happens in real life
02:19 What do and do you not need to prepare
03:28 Thank you Chad
04:04 Remember these things to the gig
04:48 How do you prepare the music?
09:23 Examples on a simple tune – Cantaloupe Island
12:54 Do not do this!!!!
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The best way how to visualize and silent practice saxophone
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8 chord pattern you need to know
https://youtu.be/oWV2LtH7GEw
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4 Scale exercises you must know these
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH4BE08wJY4&t=30s
https://www.patreon.com/posts/34302773
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CHAD LB WARMING UP EXERCISES

https://youtu.be/hOQL9grV7Lw

Cantaloupe Island – Chris Potter
https://youtu.be/PEaWi0pdlFM

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“60 scale patterns on functional harmony + 20 II-V-I licks using scale patterns”
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My setup:
Video camera: https://amzn.to/2S7hrUv
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
Alto mouthpiece – https://amzn.to/3sZvdF0
Soprano mouthpiece – https://amzn.to/2R6mvI0
Alto Ligature – https://amzn.to/3xvCn7E
Tenor Saxophone Case – https://amzn.to/32SD1xG
Alto Saxophone Case – https://amzn.to/3aIqxgu

How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

BUYING A SAXOPHONE – DO NOT MAKE THESE MISTAKES
How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

There is a lot of trade in saxophones. Sometimes you want to trade up and get a better instrument. The reasons can be many.
The most important thing when you buy an instrument is that you are happy with your purchase, that you are stepping in the direction that you want – technical, sound wise and ability to grow.

In this video I will go through how to check a horn – the do’s and don’ts

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In this tutorial
Why do you want a new saxophone?
The urge to get another instrument
You do not want…
What do you need to check on a saxophone
Sound check
Technical check
Price check
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Overtones
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE

Sound is everything
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk

You should always improve your sound
https://youtu.be/Y5rd49zooJ4

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My setup:
Video camera: https://amzn.to/2S7hrUv
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
Alto mouthpiece – https://amzn.to/3sZvdF0
Soprano mouthpiece – https://amzn.to/2R6mvI0
Alto Ligature – https://amzn.to/3xvCn7E
Tenor Saxophone Case – https://amzn.to/32SD1xG
Alto Saxophone Case – https://amzn.to/3aIqxgu