Breathing Exercises & Resources for Musicians

Breathing Exercises & Resources for Musicians

Breath support is vital for all brass and woodwind musicians. In the following 2 video lessons, I share a few breathing exercises, and some resources to help build or maintain your breath support for playing saxophone, trumpet or any wind instrument. Even if you do...
How to find target notes to improve your solos

How to find target notes to improve your solos

If you want to improve your solos, finding and connecting the target notes will make them flow more smoothly. What are target notes? These are notes that provide smooth, stepwise connections between the chords. Sometimes, connecting target notes can be referred to as...
How To Improvise Using Melodic Shapes

How To Improvise Using Melodic Shapes

One of the tools I use when teaching saxophone and trumpet is a very popular resource for trumpet players. In this resource, there's a particular exercise that is a beautiful melody, and also a great lick. Recently, when I was teaching this exercise to a student, we...
Gig Bag Essentials for Saxophone Players

Gig Bag Essentials for Saxophone Players

What's in my gig bag? That was a question asked by one of my super-fans recently. I've been on gigs where I have forgotten something essential, and it can create extra worry and unnecessary stress. In this video lesson, I cover the “gig bag essentials”...

Saxophone Practice Routine to Improve Technique

If you're stuck in a rut with your saxophone practice routine, and are feeling like you need to boost your saxophone technique, there is a popular routine that has helped many saxophone players get a better understanding of their scales and chords. It has also helped...

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