This saxophone lesson teaches you how to make your first sounds through the crook alone, not an especially beautiful sound, but the sound that comes out of the mouthpiece/crook ultimately comes out of your saxophone too. In this video we learn how to develop a steady sound, introduce the concept of counting and learn how to control our volume. The last section of the lesson teaches you how to Tongue notes on the saxophone, something that is a quintessential part of every sax players arsenal. Again, we focus once more on elements of saxophone playing that can easily cause issues in your playing, aiming to knock problems on the head before they begin to fester.

 Topics covered in this lesson:

  • Buzzing the Mouthpiece and Crook 
  • Setting your embouchure correctly 
  • How to form a stable embouchure 
  • Beginning to count 
  • Changing Volume