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Saxophone to beginners - stage 1 - by Sax Casts

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I am a British born Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. I have come to YouTube in order to revolutionise the way that Saxophone is taught. I will now be coming to your house!! (Not in a creepy way...) so come check out my website SaxCasts.com that has LOADS of sax courses to work through that will turn you into an amazing sax player guaranteed.

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Saxophone Lesson 1 - Beginners Saxophone Course - BC101

Free online saxophone lessons by Dan Christian.

Dan Christian is a British Saxophone teacher with over 10 years experience. He is a keen, performing, professional musician.

Come check out my website at danchristian.net for more videos, free lessons, advice and general bloggery.

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Saxophone Lesson 2 - How to get a good sound from your saxophone (Saxophone lesson BC102)

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The course has been completely overhauled with multiple camera angles, PDF's backing tracks and video overlays. Come check it out at http://saxcasts.com

A brief guide on how to make a good sound from your saxophone by Dan Christian. This is lesson number 2 in a series of saxophone lessons coming from http://danchristian.net. The lessons range from reading music, playing jazz, music theory, improvisation to aural and general musicianship skills.

Do come check out the exercises and troubleshooting tips on this videos page at:

http://danchristian.net/media_library/videos/bc102-getting-a-good-sound

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BC103 Good Saxophone posture and hand positioning

A brief guide on Saxophone posture and hand positioning by British Saxophonist, Pianist and Clarinetist Dan Christian. This is lesson number 3 in a series of 100% free saxophone lessons coming daily from http://danchristian.net. The lessons range from reading music, playing jazz, music theory, improvisation to aural and general musicianship skills.

Please subscribe to my mailing list + YouTube channel for more advice and tips.

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Sax Lesson BC104 - Things that EVERY Sax player should know... (part 1)

The 4th in a series of absolutely free Saxophone lessons coming daily from British born professional Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Christian.

This two part lesson focuses on one mode of articulation - Tonguing and how to play and recognise the first 4 notes on saxophone. Please remember to subscribe and come join me on Facebook/Twitter(@DanRChristian) for more lessons, backing tracks and tips.

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BC104 Part 2 How to play and recognise the first 3 notes on saxophone

The first practical aural test video! Make sure you skip to the Alto/Tenor tests at the end and practise some note recognition!

The 5th in a series of Daily videos coming from professional British born Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Dan Christian.

Good luck with your sax playing adventures and I hope you find these videos helpful! Like/Comment and Subscribe to recieve future updates :)

Dan

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BC105 - Saxophone Essentials: LIVE Ear Training and the note C (Aural Training 2!)

The second practical lesson! See if you can play along with the backing track at the end by ear. It's tricky at first but after a few listens you'll get there. Both Eb and Bb versions included with this video.

The 5th video in a series of totally free videos by Professional saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Dan Christian. The lessons range from reading music, playing jazz, music theory, backing tracks, improvisation to aural and general musicianship skills.

Please subscribe to my mailing list + YouTube channel for more advice and tips.

Do come visit me at the new and improved Dan Christian

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Saxophone Lesson 6 (BC106) - Troubleshooting Pesky low notes and BAG FED

100% free saxophone lessons, given by Dan Christian from http://danchristian.net

In this lesson I cover how to play BAG FED and some ways I find useful when those low notes just "dont wanna speeeak!!".

Playing the saxophone need not be painful, let me help! Feel free to ask any questions about this video here, I'll be happy to help.

Happy Saxing!

Dan

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BC107 - EXTREME musical EAR MASTERY training

Free saxophone lessons from Dan Christian. This lesson focuses on learning to "hear" the notes CBAGFED following on from the previous lesson. The more you train your ears the more your intonation, improvisation, composing and musical awareness will improve. Stick with it! Have multiple goes, this is the real secret to being able to play by ear.

This and many more lessons are coming daily from http://danchristian.net.

If you like these videos please Comment/Subscribe and like (not necessarily in that order...)

Enjoy every sound you make,

Dan

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Easy Songs for Saxophone to impress your friends with (Saxophone Lessons BC108)

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In this video I will teach you how to play 3 easy songs using only the notes (well, nearly) that I have shown you so far.

The song list:

Ain't no Sunshine - Bill Withers
I want to break free - Queen
Titanium - David Guetta (in the original key...play it with the video! :))

Hope you enjoy these, great tunes and an awesome way to get your fingers around the first few notes on the Saxophone.

This is part of Dan Christian's totally free saxophone lesson series, coming (stamina dependent) daily!! Dan is a British Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has been teaching and performing on saxophone for over 10 years. He is an educator first and a performer second but always open to gig invites =)

Come visit me at DanChristian.net for more videos and m

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BC109 - Good Saxophone Tonguing Technique, Practise Methods and Live Training

These lessons have been TOTALLY OVERHAULED and fed STEROIDS over at http://SaxCasts.com come check them out!

In this video Dan discusses a couple of ways in which to start tonguing on the saxophone. How to make the saxophone speak nicely while tonguing and which sound to use while playing. We also cover how to practice tonguing on the saxophone during the early stages of your playing development. This video also covers how to effectively use a metronome to improve your sense of rhythm and tonguing.

The end portion of the video contains some Live Saxophone Training in which you play a long with some rhythms that Dan makes up. Try and copy Dan's rhythm to improve your reactive tonguing, sense of rhythm and musical awareness.

Remember that this is the 9th video in a series of totally free lessons from DanChristian.net, check regularly and subscribe for updates and more videos.

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How to do Vibrato on Saxophone, guaranteed! (Saxophone Lesson BC110)

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Here Dan teaches you a sure fire way to achieve and practise Vibrato on Saxophone. Some people have wide vibrato, some people can't do vibrato at all. This video addresses these issues and gives some tips on how to improve your saxophone vibrato. Saxophone vibrato comes from the loosening off of the jaw and, in my opinion, sounds best when its not too wide!

Saxophone vibrato is unique from sax player to sax player (eg Kenny G to Candy Dulfer" and I highly recommend that you find a style you like by finding a great sax player you like the sound of and copy! That's what I and many other sax players have done

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BC111 - Low C and the C major scale/Ionian Mode

These lessons have been TOTALLY OVERHAULED and fed STEROIDS over at http://SaxCasts.com come check them out!

In this video Dan teaches you how to master low C and the c major scale (also known as ionian mode). Major modes have been used in western music for centuries, from Bach and Mozart to One Direction and although you may not to want to play many One directions songs ;) I can pretty much guarantee that all of your favourite songs contain elements of major scales. This video covers some common problems beginner and in some cases, more experienced saxophone players have when playing low C. This saxophone lesson includes some tips on how to practise effectively, don't forget to swing by http://www.DanChristian.net to see a more detailed written version of these videos lessons.

Learning the saxophone shouldn't be stressful. Dan aims to provide a free, structured and fun way to get your saxophone journey off to the right start. Your path to saxophone supremacy starts here!

Pleas

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BC112 - Summary and building an effective practise routine on saxophone

Here Dan teaches you how to build an effective saxophone practise routine for Stage 1. This is the last video in Stage 1 of Dan Christian's 100% free beginners saxophone course. Don't move on from Stage 1 until you are happy with the entirety of this video!

Remember that 20 minutes of daily practise beats the pants off of 9 hours once a week!! You need time to build neural pathways for muscle memory and you need time to digest information to get the most out of post practise improvement (concepts that I will explore with you in later videos! :))

Please subscribe and like if you want me to carry on doing these videos and come say Hello! at DanChristian.net, which is currently going through a major overhaul!


Stage 1 Summary

By now, you should be able to do the following:
• Put together your saxophone
• Assemble your mouthpiece and crook
• Blow a steady consistent tone with the crook(neck) and mouthpiece alone
• Tongue neatly whilst blowing
• Be able, to some degree, to recogni

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Gotye - Somebody That I Used to know (Saxophone Cover by Dan Christian)

A troublesome sync version of Gotye's awesome song - Somebody That I Used to Know. I'm a big lover of this song so thought I'd do my own version of it for you guys. Hope you enjoy! The dot's and perhaps a how to play this will be available in my lesson videos if I get enough requests.

Please subscribe/like and in return I'll keep feeding you guys with music tips and tricks that I've picked up over the years :)

Come visit me at DanChristian.net for 100% free music lesson videos, sheet music and backing tracks.