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Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever.
Saxophone tips, techniques, interviews, reviews, and news.
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Professional saxophonist and jazz musician, Nick Bottini, shares powerful methods of improving on the most important skill you can possess as a musician - which is your ear. Game changing advice here.

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Sax and jazz master, Bobby Stern takes us deep into the world of that scale that holds the key to so much of what we hear in that "modern" sound.

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An exciting moment for BSWE, as Seamus Blake, one of the jazz world's leading voices on the saxophone gives a glimpse into his approach to music, and what next on his creative roadmap. Thanks to Zach Sollitto for making this happen after several years of trying to nab an interview with this world-famous jazz master.

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An absolute monster of a player, and authority on saxophone technique, Danny Markovitch shares an an insight and accompanying exercise that can start off easy, and go on to become as complex as you'd like it to be. On top of the technical chops it brings, the exercise also provides a powerful way to get your mind thinking in terms of patterns, which if used tastefully can add an amazing "modern" dimension to your playing.

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Another amazing article from the brilliant Bill Plake. The #1 thing I see jazz musicians wanting to improve is their ability to spontaneously generate more vocabulary, and Bill offers a highly effective way to do that. 

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Scales are great for technique, but they only get you through any given key moving in 2nds, and there is a whole world of technical, ear training, and mental firepower that can only come from moving through your scales in bigger intervals. In this article, sax master Nick Mainella offers direction along with sheet music to get you incorporating intervallic exercises into your practice routine.

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Dealing with reeds that don't play can be a real pain! Zachary Sollitto reviews the A.L.E Reed Balancer and discusses how it performs against the competition.

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One of the fastest ways to improve on your instrument is to become very aware of what you sound like on the other side of your horn, since that's how the world hears you. However, for those of us not versed in the art of studio recording (as well of those of us who are), here are some great pro tips to help you get as accurate an image of your playing as possible, so you can better know what you need to address first.

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Hey all, I've been meaning to re-post this, as I normally have to pay Facebook's "bribe" (just a few bucks in my case) in order to get posts to actually show up in the newsfeed of more than (literally) 2% of the page's followers. Since this was initially posted minus Facebook's fee, here it is again, bribe and all. :) But it's well worth that bribe to me, as I think this is one that you won't want to miss since it's got the juicy improvisation "vocabulary-building" details we jazz musicians seem to salivate over.

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Doing something a little different here with an article by California sax man Warren Keller, who shares a fun personal account of his musical life after a Mark VI, including his experiences trying some of the most highly-regarding new horns on the market and whether or not they were able to restore him to saxophone wholeness again.
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