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06. Don’t play-in-sy-lla-bles

You can very well compare articulation on saxophone with speaking; and with the latter we have a lot of experience. One of the many possibilities of the saxophone is that you can do almost anything that you also do with your voice. Loud, whispering, screaming, many variations in articulation (from staccato to legato) and sustain. […]

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03. Learning to play a song by heart for a second time seems to be more difficult than it was for the first time.

An interesting phenomenon: the very first time you play a song, that you know by heart, is much easier than the second time. My explanation for this is, that the first time you are inclined to listen to the well known song in your head with great attention, but the second time you try to

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02. Relaxed posture and embouchure

You play best with a relaxed body posture. I often tell my students: ‘If your posture looks strange while playing, you are not playing relaxed’. You frequently see, for example, that someone is playing with his/her head slightly bent forward. This way you unnecessarily put stress on the neck; you also squeeze your throat a

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