Horns Tutorial

Play Alto Sax Today!

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10 Videos | Length: 23min 59sec
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  • Introduction 1:32


    In this first video, we meet musician Jason Gillette.

  • Parts of the Sax 1:48

    Parts of the Sax

    Next, we go over the various parts of the sax.

  • Assembly 1:34


    Here, Jason shows us the basic assembly of the instrument.

  • Breathing 1:20


    Now we go over proper breathing techniques.

  • First Sound 2:00

    First Sound

    In this video, we create our first sound.

  • Playing Position 2:02

    Playing Position

    Here, we go over playing positions for sitting, standing, and finger positions.

  • First Note 5:11

    First Note

    Now it's time to play our first note.

  • Songs 2:53


    Next, we play some simple songs using what we've learned already.

  • Review 1:59


    In this video, we review and play the five notes we were taught.

  • Disassembly 3:40


    Wrapping up, we disassemble the saxaphone and put it back in it's case.

Product Overview

This Hal Leonard video series is a fantastic introduction to the alto saxophone. Simply follow along with the songs in the downloadable PDF booklet as you watch the teacher in the video tutorials!

This complete guide to the basics of Alto Sax covers assembly and maintenance, producing sound, music reading, playing songs with a backup band and more.

Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of saxophone music!

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