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Saxophone to beginners - stage 2 - 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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BC201 - Saxophone Pattern building and C major speed building

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Stage 2 of the completely free saxophone beginners course. This saxophone covers how to play a C major arpeggio, develop speed on saxophone and introduces a few patterns to enhance your technique, control and sound.

This lesson shows you the outlines of one of the major chords, C major and gives you a few ways in which to develop a technical and knowledge of this chard on saxophone. Remember to increase the speed of these scales gradually, always choosing accuracy over speed!

More videos, discussions and tips coming soon from DanChristian.net

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Saxophone Rhythm Concepts (Saxophone lesson BC 202) - Common Time, Beat, Speed and Rhythm

What's your favourite song? Ok, how many beats are there per bar? Tell me below :)

In this saxophone lesson Dan introduces some early rhythmic concepts and covers some definitions that are essential to understanding rhythm in music. Every piece of music has a pulse and as a beginning saxophone player...you need to count, you need to feel and you need to understand rhythm!

This lesson covers the "feel" of common time, definitions, what to listen for when playing with other musicians and how to identify the meter of a piece of music.

This is the 2nd lesson in stage 2 of Dan Christian's 100% free saxophone course. Don't forget to go back and check the other videos if you haven't watched them yet! Come say hello at http://danchristian.net

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Saxophone Rhythm Challenges 1 (Saxophone Beginners Course BC203) - Working with simple rhythms

A fundamentals course in how to play Whole notes, Half notes and Quarter notes with a bit of saxophone transcription thrown in for good measure. Not an incredibly complicated lesson but this lesson covers a concept that you'll keep coming back to again and again - counting.

Use this as a little more ear training - both for rhythm and pitch. Post your success below! :-)

I'd love some feedback on these lessons as to if you'd like me to do more of these "interactive" lessons.

Another free saxophone lesson from Dan Christian, come say hello at Danchristian.net

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The octave key (Saxophone Lesson BC204) - up, up and away to high C

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This saxophone lesson covers some octave key do's and don'ts, some common mishaps that can occur whilst using the octave key and a few tips on how to get better at using it.

This lesson also includes how to play up to high C with the octave key on, if you don't know how to play up to high C or have trouble with going from C to D make sure you check it out.

This lesson contains all the notes you will need to know in order to play "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", This is the jazz standard we'll be covering next time. Please check out my other videos in the saxophone beginners course and please subscribe/like if you do! :) and comment, comments are always appreciated! :D

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How to play Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Saxophone Lesson BC205) on saxophone

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The first Jazz standard in Dan's saxophone beginner's course. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy was written by Joe Zawinul in 1966. Joe was the keyboard player in Cannonball Adderley's Quintet.

Cannonball Adderley is one of my personal favourite sax players and a saxophone player that you should definitely be aware of if you want to play Jazz. He had amazing technical knowledge pioneered a few effects such as the "Adderley Trill" which I'll also cover in a later video.

The song is in 4 sections and uses notes from low D to C with the octave key.

If I get enough requests to make it worthwhile; I'll do a version for tenor sax!

This is the first song in Dan Christian's free beginner's saxophone course and uses techniques and notes taught in other videos, do go check them out if you're stuck/confused and feel free to post comments/ask questions related to this video below :-)

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Saxophone lesson on F sharp and the G major Scale Saxophone Lesson BC206

This saxophone lesson by Dan Christian covers how to play F#, the G Major Scale and some practise tips on how to get used to playing them. This is the precursor to some saxophone songs that use both the scale, arpeggio and the note F# so make sure you can nail everything in this video before moving on!

Tonight is the relaunch of danchristian.net - the home of all of these free sax lessons so come and join me and send me some feedback as to what you think of the new look website =)

This is part of stage 2 of Dan's totally free saxophone beginners course and covers some saxophone concepts that were previous covered in other videos. Do make sure you've checked them out as this course is carefully structured for YOU! :o)

I'd love to read some comments or questions below and please subscribe/like to keep these videos coming.

Dan

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Saxophone lesson on C sharp and the D major Scale (Saxophone Lesson BC207)

Scales are all about weighing up your tonal options (couldn't resist, sorry! :p) Not the most fun of activities for most people and the cause of many sighs when I mention them to students, but they are probably the best and quickest way of improving your technique, your ear and your tone. Add this to your practise list and I promise you'll get results very quickly :)

This is yet another free lesson coming from the new and improved DanChristian.net, home of saxophone lessons and teacher Dan Christian, come say, hello!

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Saxophone Ear Training (Saxophone Lesson BC208) - Mastering the key of G Major...using your ears!

Ear Training exercise for all Saxes! Ear training is one of the best practises you can do on any instrument and the benefits are endless. This beginner saxophone lesson video uses all the notes from the G major scale in order to train you to play, transcribe and recognise notes in that key.

Get the answers on DanChristian.net! :)

Want to get good at improvising on saxophone? Want to be able to master composition? Want to be able to impress your friends? Start by mastering G major! :) This video uses saxophone lessons covered earlier by Dan Christian, if you don't know anything in this video please make sure you haven't skipped any previous Saxophone Lesson in the series :)

This saxophone video and more are avilable at http:///www.danchristian.net. Dam Christian is a Saxophone Teacher based in Chesterfield, England and has been teaching people to become better musicians since 2002!

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Saxophone Ear Training Series - Mastering the key of D Major (Saxophone Lesson BC209)

Ear Training exercise for all Saxes! Ear training is one of the best practises you can do on any instrument and the benefits are endless. This beginner saxophone lesson video uses all the notes from the G major scale in order to train you to play, transcribe and recognise notes in that key.

Get the answers on DanChristian.net! :)

Want to get good at improvising on saxophone? Want to be able to master composition? Want to be able to impress your friends? Start by mastering G major! :) This video uses saxophone lessons covered earlier by Dan Christian, if you don't know anything in this video please make sure you haven't skipped any previous Saxophone Lesson in the series :)

This saxophone video and more are available at http:///www.danchristian.net. Dam Christian is a Saxophone Teacher based in Chesterfield, England and has been teaching people to become better musicians since 2002!

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3 more easy songs for saxophone to impress your friends (Saxophone lesson BC210)

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Part of Dan Christian's free saxophone course. This video contains 3 song tutorials only to be used in conjunction with impressing persons known or unknown ;)

This saxophone lesson teaches you 3 easy songs for saxophone that can all be played along with the originals:

Adele: Set Fire to the Rain
Phil Collins - Another day in paradise
Bernstein - Theme from the film The Great Escape

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Request a song below and please like and subscribe for more videos :)

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Four Bb Fingerings you MUST know for saxophone (Saxophone lesson BC211)

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This saxophone lesson covers the four most frequently used Bb fingerings on the the Saxophone. If you're struggling playing a piece quickly knowing a few alternative fingerings is vital in gaining the speed you need to conquer challenging pieces.

In this lesson Dan cover's Bis, Side/Trill Bb and long Bb fingerings on all saxophones be it Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Baritone. This is a video in a series of free saxophone lessons taking you from your first note to your first performance!

If you liked this video please comment and subscribe and if you'd like me to teach a song, request it below! Come say "Hello!" at DanChristian.net