Alto Saxophone Lessons For Beginners

By Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

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Language: English

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Learn To Play The Alto Saxophone In Just 30 Minutes Per Week!  Practice Videos Included.

Course overview - 15

  • Welcome to the program

  • You will learn how to put the saxophone together, make your first sound

  • Learn all of the notes in the E major scale

  • Learn the first melody for music coach song

  • Learn how to play the E major scale ascending and descending (up and down)

  • Learn how to play the bass notes for the B section of the song.

  • Learn how to play the melody for the B section of the song

  • Learn how to change your role during the B section from lead to accompaniment.

  • Learn how to change your role during the entire song from lead to accompaniment.

  • Learn how to play your first scale pattern

  • Learn how to play your second scale pattern

  • Learn how to play embellish the melody as part of your solo

  • Learn how to put all the skills together, melody, solo, and accompaniment

  • Jam Room

  • Bonus: The Music Coach Duo Series

Meet your instructor

Todd Todd
Todd PorterProfessional Music Educator
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album

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