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Sax Jeff Kaser February 20, 2010. Concepts History of the Saxophone Styles including jazz & classical (hear Branford Marsalis playing w/symphony.

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1 Sax Jeff Kaser February 20, 2010

2 Concepts History of the Saxophone Styles including jazz & classical (hear Branford Marsalis playing w/symphony orchestra accompaniment) Reed preparation

3 Parts Reed case (Jeff's holds 6 reeds and rotates 4 reeds at a time) Put reed in mouth while assembling the sax then when de-assembling after playing Instrument assembly Neckstrap w/hook (to secure the instrument so it doesn't fall to the ground) Rovner ligature recommended

4 Stock mouthpiece 2 ½ strength reed not only for beginners Align the tip of the reed with the tip of the mouthpiece Learn facing: wider face needs softer reed Experiment and ask professionals what they do/like Jeff recommends Selmer S90…

5 Breath support Ho to expand the diaphram and take in AIR Hiss to have fast speed sustaining the air coming out (playing the wind instrument)

6 Tips Listen to Tom Scott, Brecker, Bird, Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn, and Myspace.com/jeffkaser Clean your mouthpiece with lemon juice


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