Beginner Saxophone

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Find out The Cost of Saxophone Lessons for beginners

The cost of Saxophone lessons for beginners

The cost of beginner saxophone lessons can vary between $30-$75 per hour. You should budget for at least 10 lessons to get you going. With 1 lesson per week makes this a $100-$300 per month investment. Over the course of 10 lessons you'll be investing $250-$750 over the coming months depending on the final price … Read more
How to break in a new reed on saxophone. Guide to preparing sax reeds for beginners

How to break in a saxophone reed

When you buy a new pack of saxophone reeds you will find that the reeds need some preparation in order to play well with your sax. This is especially common with cane reeds as they are made of cane, a living material that change in relation to it's environment. It can be especially challenging to … Read more
Fix spitty sound on saxophone - easy step-by-step guide

Fixing a Spitty Saxophone Sound the easy way

If you're a saxophone player, you've probably experienced the frustrating sound of a spitty saxophone. That unpleasant, wet sound can be caused by a variety of factors, including the positioning and texture of the reed, moisture buildup near the mouthpiece or neck, and even dehydration on the player's end. Fortunately, there are some simple steps … Read more
Best Alto Saxophone mouthpiece for beginners

Best Alto Sax Mouthpiece for beginners

If you are a beginner saxophonist, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right mouthpiece. A mouthpiece can significantly affect your playing experience and the sound of your instrument. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs. In this article, we … Read more
Guide to Alto saxophone notes for beginners

How to Play Alto Saxophone Notes for Beginners

If you're a beginner looking to learn how to play the alto saxophone, one of the first things you'll need to master is the basic notes. Learning how to play Alto Saxophone notes is essential to being able to play songs and melodies, and it's a great way to get started with your saxophone practice. … Read more
Lowest note on Alto Saxophone

Lowest note on Alto Saxophone

The lowest note on Alto Saxophone is the the written low Bb note (B flat) which translates to a Db concert pitch. So, as an example: If you play low Bb on alto sax and a Db on a piano, it will sound the same. I've taught 100's of saxophone students over the years and … Read more
How to Growl on Saxophone. Step-by-step guide

How to Growl on Saxophone

In this lesson you will learn how to growl on Saxophone. This saxophone effect is commonly used in Rock and pop music. However, the growling sax effect can also be useful in other types of music to add some extra flavor to your saxophone sound. And as you'll see in this lesson it doesn't take … Read more
Best Alto Saxophone reeds for beginners guide

Alto saxophone reeds for beginners

It can be a challenge choosing the right reed as a beginner sax player. That's why I put together this video and article, so that you can get a great start playing the saxophone. What are the best Beginner Alto Saxophone Reeds? Choosing the “right” Alto Saxophone reeds for you as a beginner comes down … Read more
How to put a reed on a saxophone mouthpiece

How to put a reed on a saxophone mouthpiece

In this saxophone lesson you will learn how to put a reed on a saxophone mouthpiece. On top of that you'll get my personal insights and experience from 35 years of saxophone playing and teaching. These are tips and tricks that will help you get an overall better saxophone sound. Step 1: Assemble the mouthpiece … Read more
saxophone embouchure to position the sax mouthpiece correctly in your mouth

Saxophone embouchure for beginners

In this lesson we will look at Saxophone embouchure for beginners. The foundation of a great saxophone sound and fundamental to your continued saxophone studies. How to get the Correct Saxophone Embouchure The embouchure basically means how you position the mouthpiece in your mouth and what you do with your lips and teeth in order … Read more