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Learn to Play Saxophone with World-Class Instruction

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Dave Wilson
Los Angeles-based saxophonist-composer Graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music. Performance work has taken him to stages in Chicago, Indiana, Guadalajara, London, Sydney and the Philippines

What You'll Learn

Play dozens of popular melodies
Read and interpret musical notation
Recognize and play nearly every note
Assemble and care for a saxophone

Course Features

A massive library of lessons and music
77 video lessons and five hours of on-demand videos plus downloadable sheet music
Access to course whenever, wherever
Full lifetime access and accessible on mobile devices with the ability to cast on TV
Learn Music Theory and Musicianship
Music Theory Basics, Major scales and scale exercises, and animated fingering charts
Track your progress
Each student who completes the online course receives a Certificate of Completion.
Course content
Expand all 77 lectures 07:54:16
+ Intro to Saxophone
5 lectures 23:40

Start here! You can download the course's companion sheet music book by clicking on the resources tab or directly from the course navigation menu. 


Preview 00:22

Learn about the different parts of the saxophone, including the ligature and reed, and learn how to carefully assemble the entire instrument

Putting it Together
05:47

Learn about the importance of breathing, support, and controlling your air

Breathing
06:53

Learn how to correctly sit, relax, and hold the instrument

Preview 07:33

Learn how to disassemble the instrument, clean it, care for it, and troubleshoot any problems that may occur

Taking it Apart
03:05
+ Embouchure
6 lectures 23:00

In this lesson you will learn how to form a correct saxophone embouchure and play your first few notes

Intro
00:26

Once again, review how to carefully assemble the instrument, breath, and sit with good posture

Recap
02:28

Learn how to correctly position your face, mouth, lips, and tongue to form a good saxophone embouchure

Embouchure
04:47

Learn your first two notes, B and C and correctly adjust squawking issues

Preview 04:50

Learn how to articulate notes with the tongue by noting careful tongue position in the mouth and on the reed

Tonguing
04:18

Listen and play along, trying to match pitch while incorporating the tongue. Also learn how to adjust intonation with the ligature

Tonguing and Tuning
06:11
+ Reading Music
6 lectures 14:48

In this lesson, learn how to read music through various exercises

Intro
00:19

Once again, review your first two notes, B and C and how to correctly tongue

Recap
02:44

Begin incorporating counting, pulse, and rhythm in the context of longtone exercises

Longtones
02:52
Learning to Read Music
05:17
Exercises 1
01:51
Exercises 2
01:45
+ Slurring and Tonguing
10 lectures 24:27

In this lesson we will cover some new notes, a new articulation, and a new rhythm

Intro
00:23
Recap
04:17
Notes A+G
04:28
Half Notes vs Whole Notes
02:52
Slurring
03:02
Slurring + Tonguing
03:12
Articulations Combined
01:56
Articulations Continued
01:05
Half Rests
01:23
Final Exercise
01:49
+ Crossing the Break
10 lectures 27:41

In this lesson, we’ll cover a big list of new notes, D, E, F, F#, and G, as well as a new rhythm, the quarter note

Intro
00:20
Recap
03:33
Notes D, E, F, F#, and G
08:06
Quarter Notes
02:05
Counting
03:14
Crossing the Break
02:44
Combined Rhythms, Notes, and Articulations
02:38
Mary Had a Little Lamb
01:28
Lightly Row
01:56
London Bridge
01:37
+ 3/4 Time
11 lectures 33:13

In this lesson, we’ll learn some new low notes as well as a new meter, 3/4 time

Intro
00:24
Recap
05:01
Notes - Low C, D, E, F, and F#
09:06
G Major Scale
05:26
3/4 Time + Dotted Half Notes
04:05
Exercise 1
01:04
Exercise 2
01:13
Exercise 3
01:33
Exercise 4
01:15
Hat Dance
02:38
Birthday
01:28
+ The Octave Key
9 lectures 28:02

In this lesson, we’ll cover a new set of notes, high A, B, and C and learn to utilize them in different exercises

Intro
00:21
Recap
07:25
Notes - High A, B, and C + C Major Scale
07:05
Quarter Rests
03:03
Exercise 1
01:33
Exercise 2
01:37
Exercise 3
02:04
Exercise 4
01:00
Theme from 'Symphony No. 1'
03:54
+ Eighth Notes
8 lectures 25:56

In this lesson, we will cover some new notes, B and Bb, a new scale, F, and a new rhythm, the eighth note

Intro
00:21
Recap
02:01
Notes Bb+B
09:18
F Major Scale
01:53
Eighth Notes
04:24
Eighth Notes Continued
03:02
Yankee Doodle
02:04
Polly Wolly Doodle
02:53
+ Articulation
11 lectures 34:41

In this lesson, you’ll learn many new notes, a new scale, A-major, about a musical called ‘Articulations,’ as well as a new rhythm, Eighth Rests

Intro
00:22
Recap
03:01
Notes G#+C#
10:32
A Major Scale
02:14
Legato
03:01
Staccato
03:12
Articulations Combined
01:21
Eighth Rests
02:22
Syncopation
03:14
This Old Man
03:13
Lightly Row
02:09
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:51

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Enrico M
Good clear instruction. They way in which this course is presented is well thought out and wants to make you learn more and more. The pace is also good, gives you time to practice. Very clear instruction.
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T. Lee
A good start, from the very beginning. Having attended other in-person courses, I'd say this is the right way to approach the discovery and practice of Saxophone playing.