Category Archives: Saxophones and mouthpieces

Tier 20 Patreon Access

Consider joining me on Tier 20 on Patreon.

You will get access to almost unlimited amounts of material. 
This includes of course the weekly video lesson transcriptions and the 50+ manual with extra exercises.

But you also gain access to more than 1000+ pages of solo manuals and exercise PDF books in this list.
All on tier 20
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Full solo manual – Autumn Leaves
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42774284

Full solo manual – Blue Bossa
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43097272

Full solo manual – Pent Up House – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44332147

Full solo manual – Perdido – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43528942

Full solo manual – Take The A-train – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44883581

Full solo manual – There Will Never Be Another You
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43814415

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
http://patreon.com/posts/38835806

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
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39102946

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

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.

LINK TO VIDEO

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
https://www.patreon.com/posts/58337204



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Video links:

Master Jazz Articulation in 3 Simple Steps
https://youtu.be/2Nf9SRy6760
https://www.patreon.com/posts/58012174
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/solo-preparation-in-6-35-simple-steps/

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

Get more value from the Youtube lessons by supporting me:
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https://mailchi.mp/cc449eb965d2/soren…

Contact me for video exchange lessons or live online lessons
www.sorenballegaard.dk

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

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

Get more value from the Youtube lessons by supporting me: 
https://www.patreon.com/sorenballegaardsaxophonelessons

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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:
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
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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!

LINK TO VIDEO

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!!!!
14:01 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/posts/57391444

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Video links: 
The best way how to visualize and silent practice saxophone
https://youtu.be/Y-X-mrTJpd4
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43569123
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/the-best-way-how-to-visualize-and-silent-practise-saxophone/

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

4 Scale exercises you must know these
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH4BE08wJY4&t=30s
https://www.patreon.com/posts/34302773
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/full-lesson-transcription-4-scale-exercises-you-must-know-8-step-guide-how-to-speed-up-your-technique/

CHAD LB WARMING UP EXERCISES

https://youtu.be/hOQL9grV7Lw

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

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Contact me for video exchange lessons or live online lessons
www.sorenballegaard.dk

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

“60 scale patterns on functional harmony + 20 II-V-I licks using scale patterns”
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/60…

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

Get more value from the Youtube lessons by supporting me: 
https://www.patreon.com/sorenballegaardsaxophonelessons

Get the free E-book material on saxophone practice – sign up for my newsletter: https://bit.ly/subscribetomynewslettersorenballegaardsaxophonelessons

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:
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

LINK TO VIDEO

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
Get the full transcription of the lesson:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46485991

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Video links: 
Full lesson transcription – Buying a saxophone
Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46485991
Shop: 
https://sorenballegaard.dk/product/buying-a-saxophone/

Overtones
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE

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

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

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:
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