theo's saxophone Lessons

May 23, 2022

Assignments                                                                                    

Alto Players - below you will find some great examples of jazz alto playing: Paul Desmond, Phil Woods, and Vincent Herring (Stan Getz is playing tenor). 

Listen to these tracks A LOT and play along with both the recordings and the backing tracks (you know how to go to the settings icon in YouTube and slow down the tempo of the tracks):

Niehaus jazz études - The goal is to work these up to play along with the recordings of me with all the correct articulations, rhythms, etc. Use the various tempos of the swing drum tracks to get these up to speed with all the important details:

Exercise #8 (120bpm, alto)
00:00 / 01:22
Exercise #9 (120bpm, alto)
00:00 / 01:38