In this Approach Note Freedom series, I teach you step by step on how to work through the approach note velocity material from my “Approach Note Velocity” books.
In this lesson I assign 3 approaches to a major triad and talk about how to practice them around the circle of fifths so that you cover all 12 keys. I demonstrate on my tenor sax how to practice the material and give tips and insights on how to use it and internalize it. When you are done with this series of approach note lessons you will be amazed at the technique and vocabulary you will have gained through this process. In order to get the most out of this lesson you will need the “Approach Note Velocity” book as well as the intro lesson to this series. (Video Lesson)
Les Silver (verified owner) –
I have been taking lessons on Steve’s site this past year. I have really enjoyed the Approach lessons. It has brought a new excitement to my playing and practicing. If you study Parker’s and Cannonballs solos, this is how they approached each chord note. Steve has a special way to explain the lessons to make it easy to understand. Steve Neff is a MASTER TEACHER.
Ron (verified owner) –
These lessons are a the real deal and have helped in many ways. For example not only in playing but in providing a better understanding of transcribed solos. The techniques learned also help in sight reading. I have not seen anything so comprehensive on this subject anywhere else.
Gerardo Avila (verified owner) –
Definitely the most important lesson I´ve ever had. I´ve also applied this concept to my piano playing with excelent results! No doubt about it, this series of lessons are gold!
Roger Salles (verified owner) –
I have been playing for almost 22 years and somewhat struggling in some areas of my improvisation even with my music college degree I have always felt something was missing and don`t get me wrong, college can only be good if you dig enough outside the box and this is exactly what I`m talking about, Steve has mastered this system so well and he is now sharing this with us in a very easy way to understand, I can see a change in my playing already after only 2 nights of practicing this material and I`m hooked!! I did work on a similar method from a Berklee professor named Joe Viola and it was hard so I did not follow the steps to master it, I highly recommend Steve`s lesson and wish this was available 20 years ago but hey…its never too late to feel a sense of accomplishment and my hats off to you Steve, you ROCK dude!!!