NEW Book-Mastering Altered Pentatonics

I just released a new book I have been working on for a number of years now.  It covers the basic pentatonic scale in all 12 keys with 29 great pentatonic patterns to practice.  It also includes 11 altered pentatonics in these patterns that you can use for a more modern “outside” sound to your Read More…

Neffmusic 10 Year Anniversary-One of My First Lessons!!

Ok, so I have to post this……….It’s the  official 10 year anniversary of www.neffmusic.com.    I started the site in the Fall of 2006 but it really got up and running in 2007.  So 2017 is the official 10 year anniversary. Woohoo!!!! (Yes, I’m very proud………..) I was going through my computer tonight deleting random Read More…

New Release-Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2

I just finished a brand new Neffmusic book that I am very excited about.  I’ve been working on this off and on over the last seven years and more intensely over the last eight months. In the years following my release of “Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale”, I decided that a “Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2” Read More…

Saxophone Lessons in Waitsfield Vermont

Jazz Saxophone Lessons in Waitsfield Vermont! I’ve just finished setting up my teaching studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  If you live near the Waitsfield Vermont area, are in the Harwood Union High School or the Washington West Supervisory Union and are interested in saxophone lessons I am now accepting new students.  Waitsfield is a town in central Vermont and is about a half Read More…

Saxophone Lessons in Montpelier Vermont!

Jazz Saxophone Lessons near Montpelier Vermont! I’ve just finished setting up my teaching studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  If you live near the Montpelier Vermont area and are interested in saxophone lessons I am now accepting students.  Montpelier is a city in central Vermont and is about a half hour from Waitsfield Vermont. I teach saxophone and specialize in jazz Read More…

Great Lesson Package Deals on Mastering the Blues Scale Vol. 1 Lessons

I created two more great lesson package deals that compliment my book Mastering the Blues Scale-Vol. 1 One is a 3 lesson deal for alto sax in a smooth jazz style and the other is a 5 lesson deal for tenor sax in the same smooth jazz style.  Here are the details and links to check them out: Read More…

New Lesson Series: Playing Outside-Approach Note Matrix

I started a new lesson series this last week based off of my books “Approach Note Velocity Vol. 1 & 2“.  This is a cool series and might even lead to another book on the subject!  Last week I started working on using some of the approaches in my book to approach the upper structures Read More…

Devastating Minor Lines for Jazz and Funk Soloing

I just finished a brand new Neffmusic book that I am very excited about.  The description is below: An inside approach to outside playing using pentatonics, chromaticism, 3-tonic systems and intervallic patterns to produce modern lines in the style of Michael Brecker and Bob Berg.  Devastating Minor Lines contains 100 16th note lines written out Read More…

Best Neffmusic Lesson Commercial?

I just found this post from a number of years ago.  All the links were broken and the videos didn’t play.    I thought I’d fix the videos and post this again as I think these are funny.  My wife made these as a joke for the site.  They are a bit “Hollywood” and over the Read More…

The Mystery Behind Steve’s Minivan………….

Many of you throughout the years,  have been surprised and shocked that a cool guy like myself would be driving a 2006 Minivan.  I know, I know, you expected me to pull up to the gig with a Lexus, Mercedes or Lamborghini.  This video basically sums up why I bought the minivan and why I Read More…

The New Ultimate II-V-I Primer (PDF Book)

The “New and Improved” Ultimate II-V-I Primer is finally done.  The purpose of this book is to give beginner to intermediate jazz improvisers a complete and thorough method to learn many of the note possibilities in a II-V-I progression in a systematic and organized way.  I have written this book so that it starts with Read More…

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