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Basic Jazz Articulation for the Sax Lesson 1

If you want to learn how to play jazz saxophone, you can’t afford to overlook this essential lesson.  Proper Jazz Articulation is what makes your lines swing.  If you’re just beginning to learn to play jazz, or perhaps you’re a self taught player who’s always struggled with getting your playing to sound authentic and convincing,  Read More…

Basic Jazz Articulation for the Saxophone Lesson 2

If you want to learn how to play jazz saxophone, you can’t afford to overlook this essential lesson. Proper Jazz Articulation is what makes your lines swing. If you’re just beginning to learn to play jazz, or perhaps you’re a self taught player who’s always struggled with getting your playing to sound authentic and convincing, Read More…

Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson 4 Lesson Deal (only 14.99)

“Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson” is a beginner series on learning to play jazz with the proper articulation and feel. This series of lessons will teach you the fundamentals of playing with a correct jazz feel so that you will be well grounded and can move on to harder material later. These video lesson are Read More…

Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson 4-Alto Sax

“Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson” is a beginner series on learning to play jazz with the proper articulation and feel. This series of lessons will teach you the fundamentals of playing with a correct jazz feel so that you will be well grounded and can move on to harder material later. These video lesson are Read More…

Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson 3-Alto Sax

“Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson” is a beginner series on learning to play jazz with the proper articulation and feel. This series of lessons will teach you the fundamentals of playing with a correct jazz feel so that you will be well grounded and can move on to harder material later. These video lesson are Read More…

Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson 2-Alto Sax

“Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson” is a beginner series on learning to play jazz with the proper articulation and feel. This series of lessons will teach you the fundamentals of playing with a correct jazz feel so that you will be well grounded and can move on to harder material later. These video lesson are Read More…

Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson 1-Alto Sax

“Jazz Reading and Feel Lesson” is a beginner series on learning to play jazz with the proper articulation and feel. This series of lessons will teach you the fundamentals of playing with a correct jazz feel so that you will be well grounded and can move on to harder material later. These video lesson are Read More…

Straight No Chaser-Jazz Articulation Lesson

This is a beginner lesson on how to play the melody of “Straight No Chaser” by Thelonious Monk in a jazz style.  This is a great tune to work with to get a good grasp of the jazz style and articulation.  I take you through the melody step by step and teach you how 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 50’s Rock n’ Roll Tenor Sax-I’m Walking-Lesson Advanced Breckeristic Overtone Exercises Lesson Bebop Scale-Altered Scale II-V-I Practice Lesson Creating Modern Lines with Altered Pentatonic Variations-Lesson 1 Creating Modern II-V-I Lines with Simple Pentatonics Lesson Dominant Blues Read More…

An Inside Look into the Joe Allard Approach of Saxophone Playing: Memories of the First Three Lessons

In 2010, Gary Jones posted these personal memories written below on the “Sax on the Web” saxophone forum.  Gary shared these recollections from his first three lessons with George, a graduate student who personally studied with Joe Allard in the 1970’s.   He happily gave me permission to post his memories here also. This is what Read More…

Comparing Four SYOS Signature Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces Side by Side

Today, I am comparing four SYOS tenor saxophone mouthpieces that I have reviewed in the past side by side so that you can more easily hear and compare these tenor saxophone mouthpieces and sound clips to each other.  The comparison is between the SYOS Chad LB 8* tenor saxophone mouthpiece, the SYOS Tivon Pennicott 8 Read More…

SYOS Knoel Scott Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Knoel Scott signature model 7 alto saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.   I have already completed a number of Syos saxophone mouthpiece reviews here on the site and I thought all of these sax mouthpieces played excellently so I was excited to review this Knoel Scott signature alto saxophone Read More…

SYOS Steve Kortyka Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the SYOS Steve Kortyka Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my sixth SYOS  saxophone mouthpiece I will be reviewing today.  If you want to check out the other SYOS saxophone mouthpieces I have reviewed so far you can click here:  SYOS Mouthpiece Reviews This SYOS Read More…

From the Inside Out by Dr. Mark Watkins Book Review

Today, I am reviewing “From the Inside Out” by Dr. Mark Watkins that is published by Outskirts Press. “From the Inside Out” is a revolutionary in-depth 309 page resource book for the development of saxophone sound.  When this book is described as “in-depth”, Dr. Watkins is not joking!  It is 309 pages of descriptions, scientific Read More…

The Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! Today, I am excited to be reviewing the Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 that has just been released by Hal Leonard.  This great book of transcriptions was created by Chris “Doc” Stewart who Read More…

JX Custom JXKM 8 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the JX Custom JXKM 8 soprano saxophone mouthpiece that is said to be similar in design to a Miami Dukoff 8 soprano sax mouthpiece like Kenny G plays.    This is made by Jianxing Li in Guangzhou, China. A number of months ago, I was contacted and asked if I would Read More…

The Rhythm Book-Intermediate Notation and Sight-Reading by Rory Stuart Review

Today, I am reviewing “The Rhythm Book-Intermediate Notation and Sight-Reading” by Rory Stuart that is published by Hal Leonard.  Rory Stuart has written a great beginning book for those of you who want to understand rhythm and notation in a deeper way that I reviewed the other day.  Today I will be writing about his Read More…

The Sonny Rollins Omnibook Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! My first recording of Sonny Rollins that I heard as a teenager was “Saxophone Colossus”.  I checked it out of the local library. I didn’t play tenor saxophone back then but I was Read More…

Joe Graziosi’s Soul Station in all 12 Keys Project

Every once in a while I happen upon something extraordinary that bewilderingly gets little to no attention from the jazz saxophone world.  A number of months ago, Joe Graziosi started a thread on SOTW (Sax on the Web) letting people know about a new project that he had been working on over the last three years Read More…

Joel Frahm “All the Things You Are” Tenor Sax Transcription

Here’s another solo by another great tenor saxophone player and incredibly nice guy, Joel Frahm.  Joel has commented on neffmusic.com quite a few times over the years and his passion for everything to do with the saxophone is very obvious. (I imagine we could spend a few hours in a bar talking about mouthpieces very easily……..) Read More…