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Benefits of Playing Saxophone Duets in Lessons

When I first started taking saxophone lessons, my teacher concluded every lesson by having us play some duets. Saxophone duets […]

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Choosing a Saxophone Mouthpiece

A saxophone player’s sound is a saxophone player’s identity. It’s what defines them. Hear one or two notes and you […]

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What is ‘Concert Pitch’?

Concert pitch is a strange thing. Many professional musicians will spend their entire careers never having to deal with concert […]

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Saxophone Fingering Chart

Having a saxophone fingering chart is essential. An accurate saxophone fingering chart is an invaluable tool for every beginning saxophone […]

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Saxophone Brands: Finding Your Perfect Horn

So you’ve been renting a saxophone from your school or a local music store for a couple of years now. […]

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Saxophone Warm-Ups: Practice Exercises for All Levels

What are “warm-ups”? “Warm-ups” are simple exercises that you perform in order to prepare yourself for more complex activities. We […]

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Basic Saxophone Maintenance: Caring for Your Instrument

Saxophone maintenance is a lot like going to the dentist. There are certain daily rituals you do for general upkeep; […]

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How to Play Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” Saxophone Solo

Clarence Clemons was a prolific American saxophone player. He is most notable for his extensive work with Bruce Springsteen and […]

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Saxophone Reed Strength

If you have ever struggled with a difficult reed, then I’m sure you understand how crucial reeds are when playing […]

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The Saxophone in Pop Music: 1950s to Today

Have you ever thought about playing saxophone in a rock band? Maybe you’re getting bored of playing in concert band […]

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