Category Archives: Technique

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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COLTRANE PATTERNS – AMAZING, FLEXIBLE AND MELODIC FOUR NOTE SHAPES
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Coltrane Changes – The most important Coltrane Structures https://youtu.be/MAb6hiWQ2qo
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Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Three Best Sound Exercises – Your Sound Is Most Important

Three Best Sound Exercises – Your Sound Is Most Important
You need to play with the best sound possible.
This is what people listen to first. And a great sound inspires you to play more.
I give you three of the greatest sound exercises working on breathing, posture, airflow, embouchure and generally creating a great sound.
Works for all levels

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In this tutorial
00:00 BEGINNER OR ADVANCED – YOU NEED THE BEST SOUND
00:57 Sonny Rollins on Sound
02:06 First Sound Exercise – Get Good AirFlow
04:20 Second Sound Exercise – Best Sound on Full Range
07:25 Third Sound Exzercise – Airflow, Embouchure and Open Throat
10:07 WARNING!!!!!!
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10 Major7 Jazz Chord Licks That Work
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Master Jazz Articulation in 3 Simple Steps
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 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

Eternal Inspiration – Never Run Out Of Solo Ideas

In a solo or when practicing you do not want to run out of ideas.
There are a few simple tricks on how to be always inspired.
I dig into the source of eternal inspiration which everybody has and explains how to always be able to tap into the flow.

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In this tutorial
00:00 I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PLAY?
00:22 John Roucco – The Best Advice Ever!
02:04 Melodies
03:35 Chord Inspiration
05:15 Creative Scales
06:01 STUCK? Get Out Of It
06:48 Sound Execution Musicality
07:45 Eternal Inspiration
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Amazing Jazz Lines – Play This Scale Exercise
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Chord note solos – strong melodies with awesome rhythm https://youtu.be/kDRytP4m7jY
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Coltrane plays the Blues
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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

Gain Incredible Flexibility By Easy Transposing

Transposing music into different keys is such a big part of music.
The keys are like different colours and give each a completely different impression.
Learn to transpose the easy way.
Taking you through the steps of really easy transposing in different major scales

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In this tutorial
00:00 Gain Incredible Flexibility By Easy Transposing
00:24 12 keys
01:04 Step one – learn the melody
01:31 What key is it?
01:56 Analyse the melody
02:28 Scale in numbers
03:07 Start transposing
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How to play music while practising your scales
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 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

10 Major7 Jazz Chord Licks That Work

10 Major7 Jazz Chord Licks That Work
Major chords should be easy to play, but don’t make them dull and uninteresting.
Coming up with good ideas on your major chords is sometimes a challenge.
You should be able to approach this from many different angles.
Here is how you can add more jazz line options to your major 7 chords.

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In this tutorial
00:00 10 jazz solo ideas on major chords
00:45 Don’t play the root
02:08 Licks from the root
03:01 Dexter Gordon major7 lick
04:25 Become versatile – Chord lick exercise
06:23 Hitting the 5th, adding Charlie Parker
07:53 The magical 6th degree
08:35 The 7th as a target note
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BEST PRACTISE HABITS – GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LIMITED TIME
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Solo Manual Take The A-Train
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Dexter Gordon – There Will Never Be Another You
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Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

Coltrane Parker Must Have Bebop Licks – Basic Jazz Vocabulary


COLTRANE + PARKER  – BEBOP LICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Learning by copying your heroes is so important. 
John Coltrane and Charlie Parker are two of my great heroes. 
One of Coltrane’s heroes was Charlie Parker. 
I take two super bebop licks, pull them apart and explains how practice , add to your technical training and use directly in your music

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00:00 Coltrane Parker Must Have Bebop Licks
00:08 ALL THE BEBOP YOU NEED!
00:36 Charlie Parker Lick
02:38 Use it in your own music
03:10 Chromatic approach note technical exercise
04:05 John Coltrane bebop lick
05:51 Practice the bebop dominant scale
06:41 Super Major7 chord exercise
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8 Chord Patterns You Need To Know
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Practice Manual 3 of the greatest bebop licks 100 ways to use
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 saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
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Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

JAZZ IMPROVISATION 7 STEPS TO LEARN FASTER

JAZZ IMPROVISATION 7 STEPS TO LEARN FASTER
When practicing music there are definitely no shortcuts, only ways to practice better.
In this video I go through the best and fastest way to learn jazz improvisation.
Going into detail on how you should approach music learning will get you there faster and better.

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In this tutorial
00:00 JAZZ IMPROVISATION 7 STEPS TO LEARN FASTER
01:10 LEARN THE SOUND OF JAZZ AND JAZZ IMPROVISATION
03:13 LEARN THE MELODIES OF JAZZ MUSIC
04:24 SOUND
05:15 KNOW YOUR TOOLS – CHORDS, SCALES AND RHYTHM
06:02 CHORDS AND RHYTHM
07:48 LEARN TO TRUST YOUR EARS
09:35 MUSIC THEORY
10:26 SCALES AND RHYTHM
11:56 SUMMING UP
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You need to know these 10 tunes first when learning jazz
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Get the best saxophone sound
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jazz chords – this is how to learn and remember
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SCALES – how to play super great solos using basic scales
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Jens Larsen Backing track Blues in F
https://youtu.be/Z3ZF80Z1Oq8

Sonny Rollins – Sonnymoon for two
https://youtu.be/KCzV9PxGS30

Charlie Parker – Now’s the time
https://youtu.be/ryNtmkfeJk4

Dexter Gordon – Blue Bossa
https://youtu.be/6sr7BXinJMw

John Coltrane – Soultrane
https://youtu.be/o8kf9RIBltY

Cannonball Adderley – Autumn Leaves
https://youtu.be/u37RF5xKNq8

Paul Desmond – Here is that Rainy Day
https://youtu.be/1V88bYnezyE

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 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 play music while practicing your scales

This is how to play music while practicing your scales
We love music, we love to play music, we love to practice music.
So we are really into music, how to play it, how to listen to it, how to perform it. 
How much of your time do you spend on practicing music?
You should spend all your time, practicing and playing, working on music and musicality.
This is why our focus always has to be on practicing and playing musically.

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In this video
Why do you need to practice music?
What do you have to include when practicing music
How do you practice your scales musically?
Dynamics, articulation and phrasing
And rhythm
Breaking down a scale exercise – adding music!
Show, play and analyse 2 jazz lines applying musical scale exercises
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15 musical scale exercises applied to the major scale
+ example licks on how to use
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“Articulation – 4 ways to practice + played and transcribed jazz solo w/articulation”
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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

How to connect yout technique to your playing

SCALE FUNCTIONS – PRACTICE LIKE THIS IS MORE EFFECTIVE
How to connect your technique to your playing
Getting inspired by my technique, yes it is fun to be able to execute. I need more technique, yes of course, but not for the sake of the technique.
Do it for the sake of music!
I believe the goal with technique exercise is to practice great applicable material which is fitting directly into melodies and solos which you will be playing.
And not to practice material we will not use on a daily basis. 

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In this video
Why is it important to connect your technique to functions?
What does it mean to connect your scale functions to your playing? 
How do you practice your scale functions?
Build functional technique exercises
Apply functional technique exercises to your playing
Show, play and analyse three jazz lines applying functional scale exercises
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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

OVERTONES – DO THIS AND GET THE BEST SOUND

OVERTONES – DO THIS AND GET THE BEST SOUND
Practice overtones and get a much richer sound and better tone control
Overtones make your sound richer. You want to have a rich sound with a lot of overtones displayed present.
With a lot of overtones present in your sound your sound gets more projection, it becomes more powerful and you get a better control of your sound.
Overtones also have a direct influence on your ability to play falsetto register on the saxophone.
All this leads to better control of the horn. Great sound also influences the ease of your technique on the saxophone.
All saxophone players should practice overtones and get the advantages of this. 

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In this tutorial
Why is practicing overtons so damn important?
What are overtones? 
How to – the best way to practice overtones?
Build overtone exercises
Apply overtones into your playing
Show, play and analyse two jazz licks using overtones.
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“Sound is everything – get a better sound – exercises and how to’s”
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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