Tag Archives forEffective Practice

Four Benefits To Practicing Slowly

Rehearsing your instrument slowly has its own rewards.It’s pretty much any sax player’s wish that he or she could pick up the sax and play like greased lightening. A good solo is always awesome. But a fast solo is like a good martial arts trick. It leaves everyone in awe and almost worshipping the musician for […]

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Training Your Lip For Endurance

Your lip is a muscle. And understanding the physiology of that muscle can help you play better – and longer.In another post, I wrote about a concept sometimes referred to as “muscle memory.” You can read that post if you click this link; but essentially, muscle memory is a term that refers to your body […]

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Finding The Right Mouthpiece

If you’re new to playing the saxophone or you don’t have a lot of experience under your belt yet, you might have the “luxury” of not yet having gone down the rabbit hole of going through the motions of selecting the perfect saxophone mouthpiece for your horn. I hate to refer to the process in terms […]

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