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Allard Overtone Exercise Lesson 2

Overtone practice is one of the fundamental aspects of saxophone practice. It helps build your ability to voice notes and play the altissimo register. It is also a great way to improve your tone and sound. Here is another lesson on overtones to drive you crazy. In lesson 2, I continue to work through a Read More…

Allard Overtone Exercise Lesson 1

Overtone practice is one of the fundamental aspects of saxophone practice. It helps build your ability to voice notes and play the altissimo register. It is also a great way to improve your tone and sound. Here is another lesson on overtones to drive you crazy. In lesson 1, I work through a Joe Allard Read More…

Joe Allard Overtone Exercise for Saxophone

I wanted to share this great saxophone Overtone exercise that Dr. David Demsey wrote out a number of years ago.   Dr. Demsey studied with Joe Allard from 1977-1980 and is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at William Paterson University. There is a great interview with Dr. Demsey about Joe Allard that any of you Read More…

More Saxophone Teachings from Joe Allard Via Harvey Pittel

 Harvey Pittel is an award winning and internationally acclaimed classical saxophonist who has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and has recorded extensively as a soloist and with ensembles including his own saxophone quartet. He is the Professor of Saxophone at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Read More…

Joe Allard Lesson Videos

Joe Allard (December 31, 1910 – May 3, 1991), a native of Lowell, MA,was a famous saxophone and clarinet professor at Juilliard, The New England Conservatory and The Manhattan School of Music. Some of his most famous students were: Michael Brecker, Eddie Daniels, Bob Berg, Dave Liebman, Paul Winter, Steve Grossman, Kenneth Radnofsky, Bill Pierce Read More…

An Inside Look into the Joe Allard Approach of Saxophone Playing!

Gary Jones on Sax on the Web posted this up for all to see.  He happily gave me permission to post it up here also.  Gary studied with a graduate student years ago that was  one of Joe Allard’s best students at that time. Joe Allard (December 31, 1910 – May 3, 1991), a native Read More…

The Michael Brecker Archive at William Paterson University

Dr. David Demsey at William Paterson University contacted me a few years ago to tell me about the “Living Jazz Archives” that the University was building and how they were adding a Michael Brecker Archive to the already existing archives that they already had.   The Living Jazz Archives are: A TEACHING TOOL for William Paterson University Read More…

Amazing Jazz Saxophone Masterclass by Dave Liebman

This is a Dave Liebman masterclass from 2/7/15 in Nashville at the studio of Jeff Coffin.   I’m watching it right now as I post this but am so amazed at how deep and insightful this is that I feel I have to post it immediately.   I’m at the 60 minute mark and have to Read More…

Complete Lesson Index

Here is a full index of all my 600+ lessons by category. Have fun browsing…………. Jazz Lessons New Lessons Adding 9ths and 13ths to your Solos Lesson Advanced Breckeristic Overtone Exercises Lesson Altissimo-One Note at a Time-Lesson 1-Tenor Sax Bebop Scale-Altered Scale II-V-I Practice Lesson Creating Modern Lines with Altered Pentatonic Variations-Lesson 1 Descending Triad Read More…

Jon Van Wie’s Words On Mouthpiece Work

This is the first post I read of Jon Van Wie’s.  This was on one of the google forums back in the late 90’s.  I never heard of the guy or his work but reading this post you can sense the love, passion and focus he had for his work.  Soon after this I sent Read More…

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