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#100 How To Play Winter Wonderland On Any Sax

beginner christmas Dec 13, 2020

Another Christmas Cracker! Nothing says Christmas like Winter Wonderland, and you're gonna learn the whole song, which you can play with the free backing track to impress your friends and family. If you love these festive songs, then make sure you check out my Christmas Playlist, which has a rapidly expanding library of Christmas classics. There's some really cool versions of songs that I'm sure you're familiar with.

Be sure to pick up your free PDF sheet music for Winter Wonderland here, which has got the melody written out for alto AND tenor, plus the chords for the solo section. Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec)....

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#99 How To Play "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway) On Sax

beginner christmas Dec 06, 2020

It's Christmas again! A time for mulled wine, mince pies and your favourite Christmas songs played on sax! Each year I add to my Christmas Playlist, so make sure you go and check out the others. There's some really cool versions of songs that I'm sure you're familiar with. We're kicking off this years Christmas saxfest with one of my favourite songs of all time, "This Christmas", the 1970 classic by the one and only Donny Hathaway. You'll learn how to play the whole song, and I'll even show you how to take a great solo in the middle.

Be sure to pick up your free PDF sheet music transcription of This Christmas here, which has got the melody written out for alto AND tenor,...

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#49 Learn Wham's Last Christmas On Sax

beginner christmas Dec 22, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on ANY saxophone, you'll learn how to play the hit Christmas song "Last Christmas" by Wham. I've put together a great FREE backing track for you play along to, with full fingerings, note names and music for Eb and Bb saxes.

You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all beginner lessons, plus the full Christmas Sax Playlist here.

There's also a free PDF with the sheet music written out for alto AND tenor sax, in the easy key of the video (up a semitone from the original) AND in the original key from the record. 

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#48 Learn To Play Silent Night On Sax (As A Jazz Waltz)

beginner christmas Dec 15, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on ANY saxophone, you'll learn how to play the classic Christmas song, Silent Night, but I've put together a jazz waltz backing track for you play along to, with full fingerings, note names and music for Eb and Bb saxes.
 
You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all beginner lessons, plus the full Christmas Sax Playlist here.
 
There's also a free pdf with the sheet music written out for alto AND tenor sax.
 
Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on youtube (in a separate...
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#47 Learn To Play Little Donkey (Brazilian-Stylee) On Sax

beginner christmas Dec 08, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on ANY saxophone, you'll learn how to play the classic Christmas song, Little Donkey, but I've put together a Jobim-Getz style Brazilian Bossa Nova backing track for you play along to, with full fingerings, note names and music for Eb and Bb saxes.
 
You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all beginner lessons, plus the full Christmas Sax Playlist here.
 
There's also a free PDF with the sheet music written out for alto AND tenor sax.
 
Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on...
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#46 Learn Jingle Bells On Saxophone

beginner christmas Dec 01, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on ANY saxophone, you'll learn how to play the classic Christmas song, Jingle Bells. You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all beginner lessons, plus the full Christmas Sax Playlist here.
 
There's also a FREE PDF with the sheet music written out for alto AND tenor sax.
 
Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on youtube (in a separate tab). Full Time stamps for the video and a complete transcript are at the bottom of the blog.
 
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#5 Learn How To Read Music

beginner harmony & theory Feb 10, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone (or any treble clef instrument), you'll learn how to read written music notation.
 
Music notation can seem like weird hieroglyphics at first but by the end of this lesson you should have a good grasp of the basics. It's actually quite easy to read music when you know how!
 
 
For all the free sax lessons in my Complete Beginner's Series click here.
 
Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on youtube (in a separate tab). Full...
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#4 How To Hold A Sax And Play Your First Three Notes

beginner technique Feb 03, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone, you'll learn where to put your hands on your sax, which buttons to push, how to position your body and fingers and how to play your first three notes.
 
 
Part 1 of this beginner series covers the assembly of the mouthpiece and neck, part 2 covers the assembly of the body and neck strap and part 3 covers your embouchure (how to position your teeth and lips etc on the mouthpiece). You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all the lessons.
 
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#3 How To Blow Your Sax (Embouchure)

beginner technique Jan 27, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone, I cover how to blow your sax and get a great sound. You'll learn how to have your mouth, known as your embouchure, on the mouthpiece and we're only going to be using the neck and mouthpiece so there's no fingerings etc to worry about!
 
You can learn how to assemble your instrument correctly here (part 1) and here (part 2) and you can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for ALL the lessons.
 
 
Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion...
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#2 How To Assemble Your Sax (Part 2) - The Main Body & Neckstrap

beginner setup & gear Jan 20, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone, I cover how to put your instrument together correctly. Part 1 of this two part series covers the assembly of the mouthpiece and neck and this second part covers the assembly of the main body of the sax and the neck strap (or "sling").
 
 
You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all the lessons. Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on youtube (in a separate tab). Full Time stamps for the video and a complete...
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