Improv and Theory
18 Questions to Improv
Here we will explore the aspect of motivic development. An essential part of constructing a solo is making it thematic and cohesive... finding a motif to use through a solo helps one to accomplish that.
Exercises in Articulation
Accents and Ghost Noting
Being able to play breathy phrases beneath or on our way to chord tones is an essential ingredient in jazz. Here I'll cover some tips and exercises on how to achieve this.
Getting the Saxophone to sound like all one instrument is a challenge as every area of the instrument plays a little different. Here is a simple octave exercise to help you achieve more consonance around the horn.