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 / SEPTEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 6 / ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC
Beginning SaxophoneThis class will get you developing quickly and having a ton of fun playing the saxophone. With exercises that are always musical and open-ended for a lifetime of discovery, you can be playing songs in the full range of the horn and improvising in no time!
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm9/21 – 11/30 (10 weeks) no class 11/23Tony Peebles, $395
Developing a Great Saxophone Sound: Power, Focus, and FlexibilityThis course will help you develop a great saxophone sound through tone exercises; an efficient, relaxed embouchure; and air flow fundamentals. It will also explore what makes an individual saxophone setup work, covering reeds, mouthpiece, ligatures, horns, and more. All topics will be put into practice, playing both ballads and up tempo tunes. Prerequisites: chromatic, major and minor scale proficiency. Required text: A Complete Approach to Sound for the Modern Saxophonist by Ben Britton from your preferred online retailer.
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm9/24 – 12/3 (10 weeks) no class 11/26Tony Peebles, $395
Check Out This Short-Term Workshop:
Saxophone Embouchure Development and Practicing with Drones NEW!with James MahoneA 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, October 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm$45 advance, $60 day of workshopJames Mahone
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