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  • 4-Step Improvising System for Saxophone with Roxy Coss
    by Nigel McGill on July 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    What ever level you are at with improvising on saxophone, it’s always great to find new tactics. This week in Sax School we had an exclusive session about improvising on saxophone with one of the leading jazz educators in the USA, Roxy Coss.   Roxy Coss is a teacher at the Julliard School in New The post 4-Step Improvising System for Saxophone with Roxy Coss appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Better saxophone recordings on your iPhone with the AR1
    by Nigel McGill on July 22, 2021 at 11:58 am

    We all know recording ourselves is important when learning saxophone. But, often just recording into our iPhone or smartphone can sound a bit rubbish. Today I’m testing a new product from the clever people at CloudVocal that might be the solution to better saxophone recordings. About this video Today I’m checking out a new product The post Better saxophone recordings on your iPhone with the AR1 appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Easy swing jam for beginner saxophone
    by Nigel McGill on July 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    If you are just starting out with improvising, I’ll bet your solos sound a bit….boring. If that sounds like you then you’ll love this really easy improvising jam session for saxophone that’s perfect for beginner players! In fact our Easy Swing Jam for Saxophone uses only 4 notes. Plus, I’m going to show you a The post Easy swing jam for beginner saxophone appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Sonny Rollins: Great Sax Players
    by Nigel McGill on July 8, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Just starting your jazz journey? Find out why you need to know about Sonny Rollins. Im this blog I’m going to tell you why Sonny Rollins is so important, and give you some album and track suggestions that you can use to explore his sounds and technique and understand him as a player. I’ve also The post Sonny Rollins: Great Sax Players appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Irina loves classical saxophone
    by Nigel McGill on July 7, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Irina is inspiring our Sax School Community with her great videos. And at just 15 years old, Irina is one of our youngest Sax School Members! Irina is our July Legend. Classical saxophone fan Irina is originally from Ireland but is now living in Portugal. She began learning saxophone 4 years ago back in Ireland, The post Irina loves classical saxophone appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Better rhythm on sax with Tom Scott
    by Nigel McGill on July 1, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    If you struggle to get a good feel or play in time on your sax, then this will help you. Want to know how to get better rhythm on sax? Saxophone  legend Tom Scott shared this cool exercise in our recent Sax School masterclass and we break it down for you here. I’ll admit, I’m The post Better rhythm on sax with Tom Scott appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • New Jazz Standard lesson for saxophone
    by Nigel McGill on June 30, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Want to improve your jazz playing on saxophone? Although it can be overwhelming to know where to start learning to play jazz on saxophone,  we have some brand new lessons to help you! Brand new in the Sax School lesson library this week is a shiny new set of lessons on an original tune called The post New Jazz Standard lesson for saxophone appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Drake David Sanborn Master Series 7 & 8 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on June 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Today, I am reviewing the Drake Master Series David Sanborn 7 (.085 tip opening) and the 8 (.090 tip opening) alto saxophone mouthpieces made by Aaron Drake at Drake mouthpieces.  If you are a David Sanborn fan and play the alto saxophone, you can’t help but be interested in an alto saxophone mouthpiece with David Read More…

  • Becoming a Better Saxophone Player with Sax School
    by Tuned WP Support on June 25, 2021 at 1:03 am

    When you are beyond the basics and you want to become a better saxophone player, how can Sax School help you? We caught up with Sax School member and Accelerator student Beverley Johansson to find out. Saxophone Inspiration Beverley, who lives in Sweden, started playing saxophone in January 2000. “I managed to get to England The post Becoming a Better Saxophone Player with Sax School appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.

  • Best Beginner Saxophone Reed
    by Tuned WP Support on June 17, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    When you’re starting out on saxophone, getting your reed wrong can make the difference between making great progress, and getting frustrated and even giving up. The post Best Beginner Saxophone Reed appeared first on McGill Music Sax School Online.