This is the 7th lesson in a series on learning how to play the tenor saxophone from the very beginning. This series of lessons will be focused on learning the fundamentals of playing the saxophone and developing good habits. This series will be primarily out of the Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 for tenor saxophone so you will need that book to work out of. These are great lessons for the beginner who wants to learn the correct way to play the sax and get the most out of it.
In this lesson we are dealing with beginner mouthpieces, when to move up, improvising with the D blues scale, ties, dotted notes, naming all the notes and when to breath. I also remind you of the importance of challenging yourself when you practice as well as having proper hand placement and technique. I take you through page 13-14 in the Essential Elements book. (37 Minute Video Lesson)