Category Archives: SOUND/INTONATION/EMBOUCHURE

10 ways to improve your playing by using a metronome

GET BETTER TIMING 
DO THIS AND IMPROVE ALL THINGS ABOUT YOUR PLAYING
10 ways to improve your playing by using a metronome 

All great artists have one thing in common – great timing.
Some people say that you have to be born with great timing.
That is not true.
Timing is something you have to work for no matter who you are.
There are so many great and fun ways to work on timing so you should seriously consider to make working on timing a part of your practise routine. 

In this tutorial I will show you 10 practise tools which can help you to get great timing! 

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What does timing mean?
Why do you want better timing?
What does the metronome do
10 timing exercises to use in your practise routine
Show, play and analyse a solo on “Rhythm changes”
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Chord note solos – Instantly boost your jazz skills using this method
https://youtu.be/kDRytP4m7jY

Develop your solos – train your rhythm using this method
https://youtu.be/GAEeJ-ZmcIc

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4 of the most effective sound exercises for your daily practise

MOST IMPORTANT – YOU SHOULD ALWAYS IMPROVE YOUR SOUND
4 of the most effective sound exercises for your daily practise

The first thing people listen to when they hear you play is your sound. 
Not your great lines, not your speed, but your sound. 
Luckily sound is one of the most easy things to practise.
With a very few great tools and practise methods you can get a really great sound or improve your already great sound.

In this video I will give you 4 of the most effective exercises to improve your sound. 

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In this tutorial
What is a great sound?
What are the basic parameters for a great sound?
4 most effective sound exercises
The first sound exercises are breathing, relaxing and air flow foundation
2nd sound exercise – air flow
3rd sound exercises – strong sound
4th sound exercises – dynamics exercise
Show, play and analyse a solo on “On the Sunny Side of the Street”
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Practice overtones and get a much richer sound and better tone control
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE

Sound is everything – get a better sound – exercises and how to’s
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk

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3 super bonanza embouchure exercises using only your mouthpiece

INTONATION, EMBOUCHURE AND VIBRATO – HERE IS HOW TO
3 super bonanza embouchure exercises using only your mouthpiece

I think it is difficult, I am always struggling with this, I have trained this a lot and am still doing it.
Tuning and intonation on the saxophone.
But we need impeccable tuning as saxophone players because one of the things most people can actually hear and relate to is bad tuning and bad intonation!

In this video I will take you through how to tune the saxophone and how to train your intonation.

In this tutorial
Why do you need good intonation?
The difference between tuning and intonation
Get great intonation
The greatest embouchure
Exercise – play a straight note
Exercise – lip bend
Exercise – Vibrato
Great sound is a part of great intonation
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Practice overtones and get a much richer sound and better tone control
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE​

Sound is everything – get a better sound – exercises and how to’s
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk

4 of the most effective sound exercises for your daily practise
https://youtu.be/Y5rd49zooJ4

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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
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