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What is your skill level as a player?

Novice to Beginner
2 (50%)
Beginner to Intermediate
1 (25%)
Intermediate to Advance
1 (25%)
Advance to Professional
0 (0%)
Professional to Expert
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 4

Voting closed: October 10, 2009, 12:49:47 PM

Author Topic: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen  (Read 1708 times)

Offline Bammbamm

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Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:07:51 PM »
What is your personal approach to practice?
What practice regimen would you recommend to someone behind your skill level?  :-)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 09:15:39 PM by Bammbamm »


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Offline Bammbamm

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regime
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 09:10:34 PM »
To be honest, Im not sure about what Im doing, so help me!  :lol:
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Offline encore

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 03:07:27 PM »
Hi Bro.

beginner here playing alto sax. I usually play long notes(from the bottom all the way up and vice versa) around 10 minutes. Major scales 15 minutes and 20 or more minutes for play along jam with the casette. I usually play everyday before but now reduced it to thrice a week.

Try these, I find it very encouraging: Play along with "The Girl from Ipanema" (Stan Getz) (Alto F#), even if your only a beginner. You can use this simple set of notes(melodic minor scale) F#-G#-A-B-C#-Eb-F 

You can also use other notes like E-G-Bb-C.

As you play along combine and group these notes according to your preferences. You can even create your own solo on the piano section of the song :-).

Notes usually start at B going down and up. Use C# on the bridge of the song going up and down. Increase the volume of the casette to balance it with your volume, in a closed room of course. Record it with your cellphone if you have one and listen.

take it one step at a time...experiment and have fun.

Hope that helps. God bless!
encore


Offline Bammbamm

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 02:36:19 PM »
Thanks for your suggestion, encore.
I think i also have to develop proper  embouchure at the moment because its been a while since the last time i played my instrument. Anyway, Thanks again.  :-)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2008, 02:38:32 PM by Bammbamm »
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Offline dingricon

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 03:46:53 AM »
bammbamm,

What books are you using?...


Offline Bammbamm

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 04:56:25 PM »
bammbamm,

What books are you using?...

Sir, play-along cds lang ang gamit ko eh. Wala pa akong masyadong alam sa theories.  :oops:
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Offline saxophonista

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Re: Sax Players: Skill Level and Practice Regimen
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 09:55:21 AM »
natutunan ko to sa teacher ko.  :-D
1.alamin mo yung goal mo.
2.Warm up. ( long tones, scales, etc... )
3. methods, etudes, sax pieces etc.