Is the Jean Paul Pro tenor sax any good?
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by Clair Wright
2w ago
 Can you get a pro tenor saxophone for $2000 USD that actually sounds any good?  Well, this is the Jean Paul pro tenor sax – the TS 860. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks to film all my Sax School lessons.  14 day free trial Have a listen.  If you’re pretty new on your saxophone journey, you probably have heard of Jean Paul because they make great entry-level saxophones that aren’t crazy expensive. I reviewed their AS400 entry-level alto sax a while back. And actually, we just gave away one of their TS 400 tenors at our Sax School Weekender. I wanted today to show you a ..read more
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10 female sax players you should know
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by Clair Wright
3w ago
 These ten female sax players showcase the breadth and depth of female saxophone excellence. From electrifying performances on global stages to ground-breaking contributions in jazz and beyond. Give these female sax players a listen and see what you can learn from both their music and their stories. Written by Brooke Jessop. Lovely Laura Lovely Laura has become a global sensation. Her electrifying saxophone performances fused with house music, captivate audiences in Ibiza and amass millions of online streams worldwide. From headlining Tomorrowland to gracing iconic venues like Café Mambo ..read more
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Triad Pairs for saxophone | Maj 7 chords
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by Clair Wright
1M ago
Did you know that there are over 30 different triad pairs available to us as a jazz improviser on sax? We’re going to look at three unique triad pairs for saxophone to get a really interesting contemporary sound over a specific chord. So let’s get into it. 14 day free trial Recap about Triad Pairs for saxophone Now, you guys absolutely loved the previous video we did about triad pairs. In that video we explained where they came from, and how they’re formed and looked into some ways of using them. Now, if you are not familiar with triad pairs and you want to learn a bit more about them, then d ..read more
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Greatest Female Saxophone Players
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by Clair Wright
1M ago
While sax the has long been associated with iconic male figures in jazz and pop, women have been making their mark on this beloved instrument for decades. In this list of the greatest female saxophone players, music fan and sax player Brooke Jessop celebrate the trailblazers who have shattered glass ceilings and left an indelible mark on music. If you don’t know these female sax players yet, it’s time to get to know them! From pioneering bandleaders to contemporary virtuosos in jazz, pop, and beyond, these women have defied stereotypes and remind us that the saxophone knows no gender. Grace K ..read more
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Roland Aerophone Unboxing!
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by Nigel McGill
2M ago
  This has been sitting in my studio for the last 24 hours, and I’ve been itching to open it for you guys. This is the Roland Aerophone AE 10G, the new graphite model. In this video, I’m going to unbox it, I’m going to find out what’s inside, and have a bit of a play with it. I’m also talk a little bit about why electronic saxophones or electronic wind instruments are a great idea. Get started with Sax School The Roland Aerophone AE10 This is the Roland Aerophone AE10. They’ve sent it over to me to have a look at, and I’m excited about checking it out. Now I should just say I’ve not been ..read more
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Playing sax for a theatre show
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by Clair Wright
3M ago
What’s it like to play in a band for a musical stage show? Sax player and student Brooke Jessop shares her experience of playing sax for a theatre show for the first time.  Guys and Dolls Recently I was lucky enough to play in the pit band for the musical Guys and Dolls at my university. It was my first ever time playing sax for a theatre show and it was a lifelong dream come true for me. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding experience, and I would recommend it to any other amateur musicians to get involved with their local productions. Here I have compiled what I learnt from the whole jo ..read more
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Get faster fingers on sax
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by Clair Wright
4M ago
Want to develop an even technique on saxophone and learn how to get those difficult lines up to speed? Well, join the club.  We all want to get faster fingers on sax. No matter how long we’ve been playing the saxophone, we all struggle with passages that we just can’t execute cleanly. There are times when we feel like we’ve hit the wall and we just can’t play that line any faster. Get started with Sax School Faster fingers on sax We get frustrated. Maybe we feel like we just want to give up and throw the saxophone out the window. Of course, this has never happened to me.  In this le ..read more
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Sound better on sax | Master your air
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by Clair Wright
5M ago
 Do you want to be able to access the full range of your dynamics on saxophone? Do you want your low and your high notes to pop out every single time without any over-blows or under-blows? We all want to sound better on sax. And knowing how to approach these techniques is the foundation of good tone  – and it’s all about mastering your air.  Get started with Sax School What is air control? Air control is the ability to master your air flow as it goes towards the saxophone. And it’s done by using different internal mechanisms inside the body. Understanding what each mechanism does, a ..read more
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Best sax mouthpiece size
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by Clair Wright
6M ago
Saxophone mouthpieces are confusing, right? If you’re just starting to make your first steps at upgrading your mouthpiece, then you’re probably as confused as I was when I first tried to do that too. You’re wondering, what’s the best sax mouthpiece size for you?  There are loads of different brands, and loads of different styles and materials.  But also, every single mouthpiece comes in different sizes from 5 through to 9. Get started with Sax School So which mouthpiece is right for you and which one should you go for, particularly if you’re relatively new in your saxophone journey ..read more
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Practicing saxophone | What I wish I knew
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by Clair Wright
6M ago
We all know that the only way to improve playing the saxophone, or any other instrument, or anything, is by putting in the work, and practice. But when it comes to practicing saxophone, it’s not that simple. Everyone is busy. We all have so much going on. There’s work, family, running errands, and of course, keeping up your favourite TV show (mine is the Great British Bake Off. )  Time to practice One of the topics that come up all of the time in Sax School is how to find the time to practice and how to make that time for practicing saxophone count. Get started with Sax School So, if you ..read more
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