SAXOPHONE

On this page you'll find help with things such as putting your instrument together, taking good care of it, using a fingering chart, and a fingering review game!

"HOW-TO" VIDEOS FOR STARTING ON YOUR INSTRUMENT!

SAX Step 1

Opening the case and naming the parts.

SAX Step 2

How to Assemble the Sax

SAX Step 3

How to Hold the Sax

SAX Step 4

First sound on the mouthpiece

ALTO SAX Step 5

How to Play First Note: B!

ALTO SAX Step 6

How to Play Second Note: A!

ALTO SAX Step 7

How to Play Second Note: G!

ALTO SAX Step 8

How to Play "Hot Crossed Buns"!

Our 6th Note (G)

Intro to Music Notation

Staff, Clef, Measures, Time Signature, Whole Notes, Whole Rests, Line and Space Notes, Br Lines, Double Bar Line

Half Notes, Half Rests and Repeat Sign

Review of Intro to Music Notation, and Half Notes, Half Rests and the Repeat Sign

TENOR SAX

First Steps

TENOR SAX

How to Play Hot Cross Buns

TENOR SAX

Next Notes: E, F, G

"HOW-TO" VIDEOS FOR TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR INSTRUMENT

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Assembling the Sax

Sax Care

How to Use a Fingering (or Slide Position) Chart

Watch this video on how to use the fingering (or slide position) chart in the back of your lesson book AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH YOURSELF new notes!!!

MusicRacer is a FUN note name and fingering game...and it's FREE! This video explains how to use it.

This app helps you strengthen your ability to recognize notes on the staff and to remember the fingering (or slide position) you need to play those notes. Organized in 3 increasingly challenging levels. What level can you make it to?

Serious musicians, and especially serious percussionists, practice with the steady beat of a metronome. Set the metronome to play a steady beat while practicing exercises from your lesson book and concert music. Set the metronome for a slow tempo at first (i.e. lower numbers such as 60 or 70) then increase the tempo as you gain confidence and comfort with the music (i.e. higher numbers such as 88, 96, 104, 120, etc.).