This lesson introduces a new saxophone technique called Note Bending also known as the lip slur. This is a slightly enhanced version of vibrato whereby you start the note with a lowered and slightly loosened jaw position and then bring the jaw and tension back to normal. This results in a cool “scoop up” of the note.   

Topics covered in this saxophone lesson:

  • What is a scoop?
  • Bending like a pro
  • When to bend