Want to learn tunes? Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes

Everyone wants to learn tunes.

Some want to learn the Jazz Standards, some want to learn cover songs, others church songs.

But if you're not careful, you can wind up actually making these 3 mistakes that make it harder to learn the tune in the first place.

Watch the video below to learn the best ways to learn tunes on your instrument.

Some tools to help you learn tunes on your instrument

  1. Go to the Jamey Aebersold website, and purchase Play Along Volumes 24, 1 and 21. (Volumes 24 and 1 are for beginners to Jazz, but Vol 21 is for everyone)
  2. Be sure to add Jamey's free handbook to your order. It is filled with a ton of important information and exercises to help you learn jazz.
  3. Enroll in my Master Your Favorite Saxophone Solos course. By using my method to learn tunes, licks and solos, you'll be able to apply that to your favorite music. 
  4. Learn your scales and chords! By doing that, you will have more tools in your tool belt to draw from when wanting to improvise, and you will better understand the tune you are studying. 

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  1. OlgaJacobs says

    How do I come back to the saxophone after having played the clarinet for 3 years?

    • You’ll need to get used to the embouchure and your mouthpiece/reed combination again, as well as working up your breath support because the saxophone takes much more air.
      I would advise that you seek out a teacher, whether it’s in person or online, to guide you.

  2. Dick Boyum says

    Best way to learn (and remember) a song is to sing it.

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