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Jazzschool-Online Technical Notes
All Jazzschool-Online classes meet online via Zoom. Technical requirements include: computer, tablet or phone with a reliable internet connection. Computer (laptop or desktop) is preferred, but a tablet or phone is also possible, with somewhat limited functionality. Optional for improved sound quality: external microphone, either connected via USB or XLR cable to audio interface. For a budget USB mic option, we recommend the Samson Go, currently retailing for around $50 new. Additional technical requirements are listed for specific classes below.

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

James Mahone

Saxophone Embouchure Development and Practicing with Drones NEW!
with James Mahone
A two-hour workshop based on the premise that a stable, relaxed embouchure is the key to getting the most out of your saxophone playing.The first hour of this workshop is devoted to building and strengthening the embouchure and addresses: Working with the mouthpiece alone; Utilizing long tone and overtone exercises to build stability and flexibility; “Singing” into the horn. The second hour is devoted to exploring different ways to utilize drones in practice and addresses: Ear training; Playing scales and arpeggios; “Modal” improvising with drones

Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$45 advance, $60 day of workshop
James Mahone

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

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