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What's Inside The Course?

Module 1: Getting Started
Lesson 1: Keeping the groove 
Lesson 2: Your first phrases
Lesson 3: Expanding your range
Lesson 4: Building solos with phrases

Lesson 5: The Blues Scale

Module 2: The Blues
Lesson 6: The Simple Blues
Lesson 7: The Major Blues Scale
Lesson 8: 2 New Keys 
Lesson 9: The Minor Blues (Part 1)
Lesson 10: The Minor Blues (Part 2)

Module 3: Common Progressions
Lesson 11: The 50's Progression
Lesson 12: The Major II V I
Lesson 13: The Minor II V I
Lesson 14: Adding Passing Notes
Lesson 15: Enclosures
Lesson 16: Short II V and Learning Language
Lesson 17: The Secondary Dominant 
Lesson 18: The Back Door Progression
Lesson 19: Turnarounds 
Lesson 20: Turnarounds (Part 2)

Module 4: Famous Jazz Tunes

Lesson 21: How to solo on the Jazz Blues (Full Version)
Lesson 22: How to solo on Sum
Lesson 23: How to solo on  Rhythm Changes
Lesson 24: How to solo on Autumn Leaves
Lesson 25: How to solo on There Will Never Be Another You

Module 5: Learning From The Greats
Lesson 26: Cannonball's Solo on Barefoot Sunday Blues
Lesson 27:
Branford Marsalis on Englishman In New York
Lesson 28: Stan Getz on The Girl From Ipanema
Lesson 29: Lester Young on Lester Leaps In
Lesson 30: Charlie Parker on Cherokee


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What's Inside The Course?

Lesson 1: Introduction to ear training
Lesson 2: 6 exercises for  1st, 2nd and 3rd scale degrees
Lesson 3: Harmonic intervals + 4th scale degree
Lesson 4: Triads + 5th scale degree
Lesson 5: Chord I and IV +  6th scale degree
Lesson 6: Chord I, IV and V + full major scale
Lesson 7: The b3 + full major scale 
Lesson 8: The b7 and common blues phrases
Lesson 9: The b5/#4
Lesson 10: The b6/#5
Lesson 11: The b2
Lesson 12: All 12 degrees!

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What's Inside The Course?

Lesson 1: The major scale and how to build it.
Lesson 2: Understand simple chords.
Lesson 3: How to build the most common 7th chords
Lesson 4: 9th, 11th and 13th chords.
Lesson 5: Sus chords, slash chords and chord inversions
Lesson 6: The famous ii V I chord progression!
Lesson 7: What to play over common chord sequences.
Lesson 8: Melodic minor scales and chords.
Lesson 9: Use pentatonic scales on chord sequences.
Lesson 10: Melodic minor pentatonic scales
Lesson 11: Chromatic approach notes + enclosures
Lesson 12: What is the tritone substitution?
Lesson 13: Improvising over 1 chord.
Lesson 14: Playing 'Outside'
Lesson 15: The modes of the major scale.
Lesson 16: The modes of the melodic minor scale
Lesson 17: The modes of the harmonic minor scale
Lesson 18: The diminished scale (part 1)
Lesson 19: The diminished scale (part 2)
Lesson 20: The diminished scale (part 3)
Lesson 21: Guide-tone lines (part 1)
Lesson 22: Guide-tone lines (part 2)

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So you’ve just got back from the sax shop and you’re sitting there holding a big tube of metal with lots of buttons on it and it all looks a bit confusing! Or maybe you played years ago and you want to get started again in the right way and build good habits from the start. If that’s the case, then this is the course for you!

What's Inside The Course?

Lesson 1: Mouthpiece, Ligature and Reed.
Lesson 2: Forming Your Embouchure and First Sound.
Lesson 3: Finger Placement and First Notes.
Lesson 4: Articulation and 4 more notes.
Lesson 5:  2nd Octave, Low C + Reading Music Intro.
Lesson 6: F# and C#, D major Scale + more.
Lesson 7: Bb  and Eb, The Minor Pentatonic + The Blues.
Lesson 8: Ab and High D, The Chromatic Scale + More.
Lesson 9: High D# and E, Low C# + a funk sax workout.
Lesson 10: All the notes, building your practice routine.


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Your questions answered about all things music and saxophone! You can send me questions about saxophone gear, playing tips, practice techniques, tone production, improvisation, reading... You get the idea! No question is too large or too small!

February 2023: Reeds, mouthpieces, practice tips, vibrato and articulation.

March 2023: The bis key, improvisation, and fuzzy sounds, tuning.

April 2023: High notes, low notes, jamming with a band, and sticky keys.

May 2023: Breathing, how to store your sax, and reading chords.

June 2023: Staying motivated and focused, writing a blues and articulation. 

July 2023: Playing different-sized saxes, notation software, and improvisation.

August 2023: Playing tied notes, synthetic reeds, squeaky G, how to count when reading, and more.

September 2023: ii V Is, daily practice routines, how to remember tunes, low Bb tips, and more

October 2023: Choosing a mouthpiece, teeth vibrating, breathy sounds, how to become an improviser
November 2023: Fixing high notes, sore lips, playing to an audience, gear for gigs.

December 2023: Recording multiple parts, growling problems, unstable when standing, squeaks and more!

January 2024: Monitoring progress with video, economics of reeds, getting past mental blocks and more! 

Coming 5th January 2024: Send me your questions to

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Module 1: Rhythmic Foundations
Lesson 1: Learn the importance of layering rhythms
Lesson 2: 8th Note Combinations
Lesson 3: Time to Swing!
Lesson 4: Off-Beat Workout!
Lesson 5: Triplets and 16th note exercises and studies

Module 2: Cross Rhythms
Lesson 6: Triplets in 2's
Lesson 7: Triplets in 4's
Lesson 8: It Don't Mean A Thing!

Lesson 9: 3 3 2 Blues
Lesson 10: Rhythmic Displacement + The Girl From Ipanema
Lesson 11: Let's Take Fives

Module 3: Coming soon!


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Original YouTube Short Videos (vertical under 60 seconds) are here with these extra features that are not available on youtube:

  • PDF downloads of all the material played.

  • Ability to slow the videos to 3/4 and 1/2 speed for practice.

  • Subtitles in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

What's Inside So Far?

3 Charlie Parker Blues Licks
6 Levels of ii V I
Decorate A Melody With This! 
A (Very!) Fast Blues Lick!
Great Way To  Learn ALL Your Arpeggios

A Great Pentatonic Pattern
3 Rhythm Ideas On Autumn Leaves (or Any Tune!)
John Coltrane Infinite Lick Challenge
3 Phrasing Ideas for Melodic Solos
Jingle Steps!
Great Sound On Major Chords
3 John Coltrane Licks
Finger Speed Exercise
Turn any fragment into music
Killer Pentatonic Rhythm Exercise  
Minor ii V I Trick 
Charlie Parker Lick Challenge
Jazz Lick In 4 Steps!
Pentatonic Pattern in 5 Steps
Jazz Scale Pattern For Any Scale 

Jazz Up Your Arpeggios
Add Fire To Your Pentatonics!
John Coltrane Dimished Pattern
Play The OSA Lick!
Try The Modal Challenge!
Jazz Up Your Scales
Try This ii - V - I Pathway
Faster Fingers On Sax!
Hidden Blues Scale Shape!
Great Sound on a D7 Chord
Great Blues Scale Trick!
Try This On A Major ii - V I
Try This On A Dominant 7th Chord
Try This Rhythm Idea
Try This on a Major Chord
ii - V - I Trick!
The Self-Cycling Lick

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Learn what really makes the saxophone one of the most expressive instruments in the world. In this course you'll learn how to use articulate and phrase notes so that they sound like they do on your favourite records!

Module 1: Shaping Your Sound
Lesson 1: The Breath - increase your control and power.
Lesson 2: Shaping Your Notes and Phrases
Lesson 3: Vibrato

Lesson 4: Bend it don't scoop it!
Lesson 5: Make your sax growl!
Lesson 6: Coming soon!


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