Fundamentals of Jazz Saxophone by Open Studio

Fundamentals of Jazz Saxophone

Take your sound to center stage with the help of a jazz saxophone great

Starting now, you're a better player.

Don't let gaps in your playing: sound, technique, language, and practice routines, slow you down.

Make real improvements right now by learning from one of the most in-demand saxophonists in jazz.

Includes lifetime access to entire course and all resources.

After completing this course.....

You'll be able to:
  • 👏 Improve your rhythmic and harmonic approach to soloing
  • 🔨 Build lyrical and exciting solo architecture
  • 🎷Improve your sound
  • ✍🏼 Create your own practice routines to further your development

You'll also get:
  • 📖 PDF workbook of all lead sheets and transcriptions
  • 🔈 Audio Downloads
  • ❓Quizzes to help you lock in the material

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Steve’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 210-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause from our members

"Each chapter is progressive - one step at a time! I have been practicing and already I am starting to 'get it' or, should I say 'hear it.' I feel like I finally found the course that will get me to begin to play jazz like I have always wanted to."
Barbara A. (USA)
"Open Studio provides a rich portfolio of helpful resources. They seem to embrace innovation with useful transcriptions, helpful hints and a variety of viewpoints and styles. I have been a member for several years, but the improvements in the last couple of years have been truly great."
Timothy C. (USA)

Meet Your Teacher

Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a band leader in his own right. He has recorded with Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Bill Bruford, Maria Schneider, among many others. 

Want to try it for free?

Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
Watch a Free Lesson

What's in the course:

Start Here
Introduction From Steve
2 mins
Workbook
10.7 MB
How To Use Living Notation
Lessons
"Now's the Time" Performance 🎼
Taking a Rhythmic Approach to Improvisation
"Con Alma" Performance 🎼
Playing Your Solo in Different Styles
"Miss Angelou" Performance 🎼
Non-Functional Harmonies
"On Green Dolphin Street" Performance 🎼
Playing Odd Meters
"What Is This Thing Called Love" Performance 🎼
Tips for Playing Fast
"Chelsea Bridge" Performance 🎼
Playing Ballads Lyrically
"Stuffy Turkey" Performance 🎼
Getting Inside the Monk Sound
Geek Talk: Saxophone Equipment
Horn Maintenance and Cleaning
Saxophone Basics and Exercises
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Practicing With Con Alma
How to Construct a Solo 🎼
Altissimo Extended Techniques and Exercises
Cadenzas and Endings
Ending/Finale
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction From Steve
2 mins
"Now's the Time" Performance
6 mins
Taking a Rhythmic Approach to Improvisation
22 mins
"Con Alma" Performance
6 mins
Playing Your Solo in Different Styles
22 mins
"Miss Angelou" Performance
5 mins
Non-Functional Harmonies
26 mins
"On Green Dolphin Street" Performance
5 mins
Playing Odd Meters
15 mins
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" Performance
4 mins
Tips for Playing Fast
10 mins
"Chelsea Bridge" Performance
8 mins
Playing Ballads Lyrically
11 mins
"Stuffy Turkey" Performance
5 mins
Getting Inside the Monk Sound
7 mins
Geek Talk: Saxophone Equipment
23 mins
Horn Maintenance and Cleaning
14 mins
Saxophone Basics and Exercises
30 mins
Practice, Practice, Practice!
18 mins
Practicing With "Con Alma"
14 mins
How to Construct a Solo
7 mins
Altissimo Extended Techniques and Exercises
12 mins
Cadenzas and Endings
12 mins
Ending/Finale
2 mins
Simple Player Versions
"Now's the Time" Performance
6 mins
Taking a Rhythmic Approach to Improvisation
22 mins
"Con Alma" Performance
6 mins
Playing Your Solo in Different Styles
22 mins
"Miss Angelou" Performance
5 mins
Non-Functional Harmonies
26 mins
"On Green Dolphin Street" Performance
5 mins
Playing Odd Meters
15 mins
"What Is This Thing Called Love" Performance
4 mins
Tips for Playing Fast
10 mins
"Chelsea Bridge" Performance
8 mins
Playing Ballads Lyrically
11 mins
"Stuffy Turkey" Performance
5 mins
Getting Inside the Monk Sound
7 mins
Geek Talk: Saxophone Equipment
23 mins
Horn Maintenance and Cleaning
14 mins
Saxophone Basics and Exercises
30 mins
Practice, Practice, Practice!
18 mins
Practicing With Con Alma
14 mins
How to Construct a Solo
7 mins
Altissimo Extended Techniques and Exercises
12 mins
Cadenzas and Endings
12 mins
Ending/Finale
2 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Fundamentals of Jazz Saxophone is the perfect fit for you if:
  • You're an intermediate to advanced saxophonists that wants to gain deeper insights into jazz and the instrument
  • You like to learn by listening, imitating, and reading notation
  • You want a set course you can take in your own time

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