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Play Alto Sax Today!

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    Introduction

    In this first video, we meet musician Jason Gillette.

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    Parts of the Sax

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

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    Assembly

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

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    Breathing

    Now we go over proper breathing techniques.

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    First Sound

    In this video, we create our first sound.

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    Playing Position

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

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    First Note

    Now it's time to play our first note.

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    Songs

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

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    Review

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

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    Disassembly

    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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Jason Gillette has played Alto Sax for many years and is an educator and working musician.

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    Play Alto Sax Today!

    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!

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