This sax theory lesson covers the thing with many names...the upbeat...erm pick up ...erm lead in... Oh well, it's the part of the music that starts before the first full bar! This lesson covers the what, the why and the how of the upbeat. Many people struggle to effectively play upbeats as they don't know how to count them properly or simply don't know what they are. Make sure you understand this video fully so that is not you!

Topics covered in this lesson:

  • The Pick Up 
  • Counting the Lead in 
  • Emphasis