Category: Sight-reading

Playing saxophone aside- tenor and bariton. How did I prevent back pains?

Quite often we have to play saxophones like tenor and bariton on our right side. I will share my experience and what have I done about it! Turning the body to the right side has  a slight inconvenience: the body feels uncomfortable after a while (it means the body turns too much on the right …

Jazzlab Saxholder – my absolute favorite since the beginning of 2017!

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Why I choosed jazzlab saxholder? First – the curiosity, because when you are teacher for some time (me 17 years), you need to have to be aware of ALL the neckstrap or harness materials available on the market. I have faced myself neck problem, I’ve been playing with normal neck strap, that comes with a …

Why should I go to Summer Academy?

I have been thinking, why we are at first place against to go to Summer Camps or in music world in Summer Academies. Maybe the word camping or something else is somehow misused? But the world goes more and more looking the screens and still the ACTUAL WORLD REMAINS OUTSIDE OF THE SCREENS. In Summer …

Traveling with saxophone(s)!

When we travel by car, we can take as much things as we want to with us, just make sure, that instrument case does not lie on the BOTTOM of the things and it does not MOVE too much, especially on the case of saxophone. Place it well amongst the things! Traveling by plane is …

How to clean well Your saxophone?

We often see in the shops various materials for cleaning woodwind instruments. But the trueth is, that all these instruments are very very different and what is suitable for flute, DO NOT suit for saxophone unfortunately. We can find swabs that are meant to be in multipurpose. I have given some tips on this video, …

Double tonguing

In music studies we are one moment THERE, where you have to study faster tonguing, because normal tonguing is never fast enough! And therefore we use effectively this technic. After a “panic attack” we realize that we need a “quick course” in double tonguing. Unfortunately there are no “miracle” exercises, becuse new things take time …

What about the posture?

The NATURAL posture of a human being! When we put to SEARH GOOGLE the word “POSTURE” – we get a lot of pictures about good and bad postures! It is not about playing on a musical instrument, where the posture is really important. Ergonomic posture is necessary to follow also in everydays life. And of …

Who teaches who? – Constantly learning and transmiting what you know and how you got there!

The idea of talking on this subject has a good point on existential point of view. Do we need music teachers or mentors and are they needed? Would be Google enough good place for a knowledge? Different applications should help us providing this and that: metronomes, tuners, iReal for jazzplayers, piano in one octave etc. …

Saxophone Ligature – how to choose?

Different Ligatures Classical style of saxophone ligatures: BG Ligature, Silverstone Ligature, JLV Ligature, Selmer Standard Ligature, Vandoren Optimum Ligature, François Louis Ultimate Ligature, Eddie Daniels Rovner Ligature Jazz Style of saxophone:Pure Brass Ligature of François Louis, Vandoren Optimum, Eddie Daniels Versa Ligature, Selmer Brass Ligatures, Rhino Ligatures EVO HD, Rico Ligatures. Sometimes we need some …