Hi Dylan and Sebastian,
It was great to hear you both play again following the March Break. Thanks, Dylan, for getting the Technique of the Saxophone method book; that will be a great aid! Sebastian, I hope you’re able to take care of the saxophone or find another one to borrow/loan before next lesson – best of luck!
Good work this week, Dylan! Start your practicing with the long tones, and don’t get ahead of yourself on this exercise. Remember it is equally a lesson in patience/focus as it is in tone quality. Really try to catch the subtleties in the tone as you go from no sound at all, shaping into a note rising in volume and gradually fading back into no sound. Try to aim for a warmer sound. In order to achieve this effect, the air you blow into the saxophone would resemble the air you use to fog up a mirror (warm and low). Think of where you tongue is positioned throughout the long tone, and remember to maintain a consistent pitch throughout the exercise.
Continue practicing all the scales we have done up till now (C, G, Bb, F