Why Scales Are Not The Answer

I remember my first solo. I played in my High School's Junior Jazz Big Band. I was 15, and I played 2nd alto in the band. We had a concert at school. We played a funky rock tune, and all…

On the Passing of Steve Grossman

Today, I was informed by a friend, that a mutual friend posted on their Facebook page that saxophonist Steve Grossman, had died. 

If you are or were a private student of mine, a follower of my posts, my YouTube Channel…

Product Review: The A.L.E. "Reed Balancer"

This time I'm reviewing the A.L.E. "Reed Balancer". Soon I'll be doing another video on reed preparation in general:
What it is, How to do it, What to look for, What to avoid, What tools are on the market.

See…

An Important Tip on How to Improve Your Technique

This is in part a follow-up on a previous video of mine; "5 Things You're Practicing Incorrectly and How To Correct Them". This video displays a way to approach practicing technique and technical issues within a piece or music, or…

Have you heard of the "One Note Theory"?

The "One Note Theory" is a concept for forming an optimal saxophone embouchure (also for clarinet!). 

It is based on principles I'd learned from Hon. Dr. Joseph Allard, master teacher of many world famous saxophonists and clarinetists. Among them were; 

Long Tones: Are you practicing them effectively?

I recently stumbled across a video in YouTube with the title "The Only Long Tones Exercise You'll Ever Need". So naturally, I was curious to find out what that was. 

Although, it was a good exercise I did find flaws…