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Assignments for May 30th

Sebastian Longtones: Remember to start your practice routine with long tones. Aim for a consistent tone, and be sure that you have sufficient air supply for the exercise. Don't lift your shoulders when you take a deep breath (use your diaphragm to support the sound/air-flow). Focus on tuning and tone, especially as you get louder. Chromatic scale: Watch that your [...]

2017-06-01T13:30:36-04:00June 1st, 2017|

Assignments for April 20

Hi Sebastian, Great to see you this week again! Below is the homework for next week. Sebastian Longtones: Continue working on getting the tone to be as clear as possible as you move through the various dynamics. Try to avoid the fuzzy and bubbly sounds, and use a consistent and steady air stream. Focus on the start and end of [...]

2021-09-06T06:01:59-04:00April 23rd, 2017|

Assignments for April 13

Hi Dylan and Sebastian, pleasure hearing you both this past week. Good luck with the practicing, and see you next Thursday! Dylan It was great to talk to you, Dylan, about your progress, material covered, and practice regime to date. To Dylan's parents, it is important that we are on the same page in terms of what needs to be happening between [...]

2021-09-06T06:01:33-04:00April 15th, 2017|

Assignments for April 6

Hello everybody, It was great to hear you all play this week. Hope you have a great week of practicing ahead, and I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday!   Dylan Continue practicing long tones in order to help with rounding out your tone. Support the sound from the diaphragm, make sure your shoulders are not rising when you [...]

2021-09-06T06:02:37-04:00April 7th, 2017|

Assignments for March 30

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! Dylan Good work [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:16-04:00April 3rd, 2017|

March 8 Homework Post

Hi everyone, Great improvement this week, and a very productive lesson! Looking forward to seeing you after the break and happy practicing! Riana Long tones: Continue starting your practice routine with long tones, and aim for your sound to come out of complete nothingness when you start, building into a full round tone. Keep the pitch steady throughout the quiets and [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:17-04:00March 12th, 2017|

Assignments for February 23

Riana  Great improvement by the end of our long tone exercises. Always start your practice routine with long tones. Remember to aim for a very GRADUAL ascent and descent in dynamics, and try to avoid sudden bursts of volume. Keep your embouchure and posture relaxed, and aim for a smooth and round tone quality as you change dynamics in the [...]

2021-09-08T10:31:57-04:00February 27th, 2017|

Assignments for February 2

Hi everyone, Great to see you this week! Thanks for getting the mouthpiece patches, and keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing you all next week! Riana  Continue practicing long tones. Remember to focus on the differences you can produce in tonal quality depending on where your tongue is positioned and where you direct your air stream. Practice [...]

2021-09-08T10:38:10-04:00February 5th, 2017|

Assignments for January 26

Hi everybody, Great to see you again. Lots of improvement from both of you this week! Keep up the good work, and good luck with the practicing. Riana    Start your practice routine with long tones as usual. Try to keep a consistent flow to the sound as you go between various dynamics. Take a bigger breath before you start playing,r [...]

2017-03-20T16:12:08-04:00January 28th, 2017|

Assignments for January 19

Hi everybody, Great to see you this week again, and some good improvements from all! As mentioned earlier, I do recommend the mouthpiece patch/cushion (Vandoren makes a good one that's not too expensive) - Sebastian purchased his and we noticed a significant difference this week, as well as it being more comfortable for his teeth/mouth. Highly recommended for both Riana and [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:19-04:00January 21st, 2017|
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