The Best Embouchure for Tone, Intonation and Endurance Lesson

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In this new video lesson, I give you the inside scoop on my approach to saxophone embouchure.  I talk about my journey with different embouchures and when I realized that there was a better way to play my sax in regards to the embouchure.  I teach you how this type of embouchure effects your tone, intonation, sub-tone and endurance.  I show you first hand how to do it and talk about how to practice this type of embouchure.  Lastly, I will be posting a blog article with photos of great players like Dexter, Coltrane, Brecker, as well as many others doing what I believe is exactly what I am teaching in this video.(37 Minute Video Lesson)

*The teachings in this video on playing the saxophone are based on my experience.  They are based on my opinions that have been formed over many years of playing the saxophone. I understand that others might approach embouchure, tonguing, voicing and playing the saxophone in a different way entirely and that is ok.  This lesson is based off of the approach that I have found to be the best for me and hopefully it will benefit you as well.    Steve 


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2 reviews for The Best Embouchure for Tone, Intonation and Endurance Lesson

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    Chris Lang (verified owner)

    Hi Steve! I am a long-time virtual student of yours, and have benefited greatly from your lessons. I am a self-taught working pro- I learned jazz from a piano player, so my sax technique came by trial and error. I just wanted to thank you for your detailed embouchure lesson. For all of these years (30+) of playing, I have had 90% of it correct, but NEVER have I heard about “side pressure”. I have always wrestled with intonation issues- not enough to keep from working full-time, but it has always bugged me. Once I tried concentrating on the side pressure, it changed everything. Instantly. Now I have that firm embouchure, and I can apply more or less side pressure to keep my lip consistent. Voila! My intonation is a thousand times better. This is perhaps the best piece of sax intel I have ever heard from you. Thank you so much for taking the time. I appreciate you! God Bless, Chris

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    Nigel aka Saxpunter (verified owner)

    Hi Steve

    I’ve been back playing 13 years or so now and I am at the stage where small changes can still return good results. I’ve always subscribed to the feel loose thing for a lot of reasons including forums and online discussions and because I was biting so bad I had trouble getting palm keys to sound good for years.

    Physiology is hard to explain and this results in books not really being able to explain nuance. In this lesson you’ve nailed the one thing that I needed to change in the feeling of sideways pressure and it’s really helped.

    Worth every cent of ten bucks, well fifteen Australian but who’s counting.

    Qudos to you for taking a pretty hard thing to describe and doing it so clearly.

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