Saxophone Resources

Visit the Great Jazz Melodies page for plenty of jazz saxophone resources.


The first section of this video is for ALL saxophone students. Jazz sax instruction starts at 1 hour 27 minutes.
Video Contents:
1:13 History of the Saxophone
4:16 Meet the Saxophone Family
9:02 Assembling the Instrument
12:20 Choosing the Right Reed
14:05 Breaking the Reed In
16:27 Reed Storage
17:32 Posture
18:52 Hand Position
20:02 Embouchure
22:40 Tuning and Pitch Tendencies
24:52 Breathing and Air Support
28:52 Starting the Tone
32:39 Legato and Staccato
36:25 Working on Finger Speed
38:21 Articulation/Tongue Speed
39:56 Vibrato
43:47 Vibrato Concept/Voicing
45:27 Mouthpiece Exercises
50:10 Intonation
54:27 Altissimo
57:33 Circular Breathing
1:00:20 Slap Tonguing
1:02:38 Double Tonguing
1:06:02 Palm Key Tips
1:07:18 Low Register Stack Tips
1:09:18 Tools of the Trade
1:09:52 Practice Routine and Tips
1:11:52 Over the Break
1:14:21 Chromatic Fingerings
1:16:32 C# Fingering
1:18:18 Sticky G# and Low C# Key
1:18:51 Adjustment Screws
1:19:33 Reed Warping
1:23:23 Chamber Music/Ensemble Playing

-- Jazz --
1:26:11 Jazz Saxophone
1:27:17 Jazz Articulation
1:29:54 Jazz Sound
1:32:35 Jazz Equipment
1:36:25 Jazz Embouchure
1:39:32 Jazz Feel
1:41:54 History of the Jazz Saxophone Section
1:49:17 Each Role in the Section Explained