SAXOPHONE LESSONS – COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Saxophone Lessons are extremely fun. The Saxophone is a great and enjoyable instrument to play. It is powerful yet soothing; beautiful sounding and relaxing instrument to enjoy. Kamata Music School’s simple, detailed and well laid out Saxophone Lessons program will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the tone, range and the techniques necessary to become an outstanding saxophone player.
We shall walk with you from opening the Saxophone case for the 1st time. Let us progress you all the way to playing your first melody on the Saxophone. You will also learn some music theory and key musical skills.
Ordinarily, private Saxophone lessons in Nairobi will cost you anywhere from Ksh1,500 – Ksh2,500 an Hour; Factoring in driving or commuting with a Matatu, Uber taxi or Boda Boda you will realize just how costly Saxophone Lessons shall be from the tutor’s end. However, Saxophone lessons at Kamata Music School will cost you as low as Ksh489 an Hour. Our Saxophone Lessons will provide you an entire year’s worth of training, for a small fraction of the cost elsewhere. The lessons are at your convenience. Every class is taught by an industry leading instructor. Welcome to Kamata School Saxophone Lessons program.
Saxophone Class Plan:
Each Saxophone Lesson takes 1 Hour. We conduct 2 or 3 weekly sessions, on Saturdays you can devote more time to practice. The days and time are agreed upon between the teacher and the student. The program takes 3 months, totaling to 36 days to complete the program. We can adjust the time period should the student be unavailable in the course of the training. You may also have our instructor teach you privately. Our Private Sessions are affordable and convenient, allowing you to have lessons at your most convenient location. Fulfill your musical destiny with the Saxophone by enrolling today!
Basic Scales Knowledge
While playing the Saxophone, or any other Music Instrument, you will need to have a clear understanding of music scales. Essentially scales are a gathering of notes that characterize a key.
A key is connected to the sound and feeling of the music.
There are 12 unique notes in a chromatic octave.
The Major scale, for instance, has 7 notes. When you play the seven notes all together, they have a specific relationship to each other. Many individuals think about the Major Scale stable as being glad, exciting, a happy scale. Most likely the most ideal approach to comprehend what scales are however is to play them yourself and tune in to their sound. There are many kinds of scales. The scale we frequently learn first is the Major Scale. Suppose we take a gander at the C Major Scale,
C D E F G A B C (for an octave)
The interim between the notes of the scale give it a specific sound.
What’s more, that sound depends particularly on what note you begin on.
In the event that you begin that scale on the second note, it has an altogether different sound. It really turns into a minor scale that way.
D E F G A B C D
There are other scales such as the blue scales, full tone scales, diminished scales Etc.
Also, inside the Major Scale, there are modes.
In the event that you might want to take in more, Welcome to Kamata Music School.
The Saxophone is the least demanding of the wind instruments to learn, yet all wind instruments have a ton of potential negative behavior patterns that you have to keep away from. Compared with the guitar, everything is in your grasp, so you can impersonate another person reasonably effectively and educators can simply take a gander at your hands to check whether you’re doing anything incorrectly. With a wind instrument, the vast majority of the essential stuff is inside your mouth.
Consequently, you should begin with a good teacher. You may find that you take to it rapidly, and soon get to a point where you have an inclination that you realize what you should do, however simply, require practice. Thereafter, you can have a go at it, yet you truly require an accomplished player to kick you off accurately. A great Saxophone teacher is imperative to your speedy progress.
Step by step instructions to get started with the Saxophone
Three Methods: Getting Your Equipment, Assembling Your Saxophone, Learning How to Play.
The saxophone is a remarkable instrument equipped for delivering soothing, sensual and arousing music. It’s the kind of sound that evokes a passionate reaction from the audience. Taking in the woodwind instrument is a fantasy for some, yet the errand can appear to be really overwhelming. Fortunately on the off chance that you get the correct hardware and take in the best possible method, beginning with the saxophone is an effortlessly realistic objective.
Getting Your Equipment
- Choose on the off chance that you need to purchase or lease your saxophone. In the event that you’ve never played, consider your level of commitment and whether you anticipate staying it out for the long run. In case you’re only inquisitive about the saxophone, at that point leasing one from a respectable music store is less expensive and will guarantee that it is in great working condition. However, long haul rental charges can turn out to be inconceivably costly, and the state of a leased saxophone will be more regrettable than purchasing another one.
The cost of a saxophone can run from Ksh 50,000 to over Ksh 160,000.
In the event that you are simply beginning off with the saxophone, purchase a novice sax that is more affordable before putting resources into a fantastic sax.
Figure out what sort of saxophone you need; an alto or tenor sax are the best alternatives for somebody who is new to the saxophone. Alto saxophones are generally the beginning stage for most tenderfoots since they require less air than the tenor, and have a littler key scale which makes them less demanding to deal with for youthful grown-ups or children.
Tenor saxophones are the most nearly connected with jazz music.
The greater part of exemplary music is composed for the alto sax.
Buy or lease a notable brand from a respectable music store. A harmed saxophone won’t create a decent stable and may cost you a ton of cash in repairs. Ensure that you pick a trustworthy music store or saxophone shop in your general vicinity when you are hoping to purchase or lease. Maintain a strategic distance from off-mark saxophones since you may experience considerable difficulties discovering somebody who can repair it later on. Some legitimate brands incorporate Keilwerth, Yamaha, Selmer, and Guardala.
On the chance that you are as yet uncertain about the brand, connect with the music store and ask about brands in your financial plan.
On the chance that you are obtaining a sax on the web, ensure there is an arrival strategy or guarantee.
- Purchase the embellishments you’ll have to play. Different embellishments that you’ll require are a hard saxophone case, neck tie, additional reeds, stopper oil, and music stand. The neck tie underpins your horn and keeps it near your body as you play. Reeds are essential and can break effectively, so it’s a smart thought to get additional items. Stopper oil is utilized to help move your mouthpiece on your sax, which will influence its pitch. Finally, the music stand empowers you to sit sheet music upright, which is basic when playing a tune.
Music stores will regularly offer an apprentice saxophone with every one of the extras included. Inquire as to whether they offer these kinds of bundles.
Gathering Your Saxophone
- Recognize every one of the parts of your saxophone. Before you collect your saxophone, you should have the capacity to recognize the majority of the parts. The primary parts of the sax are the body, neck, mouthpiece, reed, and ligature.
Your reed goes in your mouthpiece and is the piece of the saxophone you blow into to play it.
The neck of your sax is the part that associates with the mouthpiece and to the fundamental body of your saxophone.
The body of your saxophone is the vast part that contains every one of the catches you hold keeping in mind the end goal to play distinctive notes.
The ligature is a metal sheath that fits over your mouthpiece and keeps your reed set up.
While you gather your saxophone, shun pushing or pulling on parts since they may twist.
Put your reed in your mouth. Your reed should be wet when you play the saxophone. As you begin your saxophone, keep your reed in your mouth to put the required dampness on it. You can likewise work on blowing through your reed as you set up together your saxophone.
- Join the mouthpiece to the neck of your saxophone. Slide the mouthpiece about mostly finished the plug. Ensure that the open side of the neck and mouthpiece are both confronting up.
You may require stopper oil to slide the mouthpiece over the cork.
A turning movement may likewise enable you to connect the mouthpiece.
- Slide your reed onto your mouthpiece. Tenderly push the reed onto the mouthpiece, so the highest point of the reed and the highest point of the mouthpiece meet each other. It’s essential that your reed is wet, or it won’t hold set up.
Slide the ligature over the reed. Handle the ligature with care and make a point not to harm the tip of your reed. Slide the ligature over the reed and position it towards the base of the reed. Fix the sinks to hold the reed place.
Connect the body of your sax to your neck lash. Take the body of the saxophone and string your neck lash through the snare on the back of the saxophone. You should hold the saxophone on the base with your overwhelming hand to keep it set up as you do this.
- Append the neck to the highest point of the body and fix the screws. Painstakingly contort the neck into the opening on the highest point of the body of your saxophone. After the neck is secure and looking towards your mouth, fix the screws.
There might be a module the best, so take that out first on the off chance that you have one.
Figuring out How to Play
Hold your saxophone effectively. Your correct hand goes on the base of the saxophone with your fingers laying on three white catches. Your thumb sits on a thumb rest nearest to you. Your other hand lays on the highest point of the saxophone with your thumb on the thumb rest and your fingers lay on the three expansive catches on the top.
You will ordinarily have an aggregate of 5 catches on the best. You lay your fingers on the bigger ones or ones that have indents. Skirt the exceptionally top catch, which is typically littler than alternate ones.
Hold your saxophone near you with the goal that you have full control over it.
Work on extending your fingers to alternate catches on the saxophone to manufacture finger finesse.
Put your teeth on the highest point of the reed and twist your base lip. Twist your base lip over your teeth and put your mouth mostly finished the reed. To get the best solid you need to seal your lips to the mouthpiece when you blow.
Try to remember that air can escape from the side of your mouth too.
Take in the distinctive notes on the saxophone. Notes on a saxophone are contained open and shut keys that are performed by holding down catches on your instrument. If you need to peruse off sheet music or play with a band, it’s critical that you consider and remember a key graph, so you know which catches to hold down.
A C note is played by holding down the vast center catch on the highest point of your saxophone.
Figure out how to peruse music. To learn great saxophone music or play with different performers you’ll have to learn sheet music. Sheet music is contained notes organized on five lines called the staff. Notes on the lines in higher registers start to finish are, F, D, G, B, and E.
Notes in the middle of the lines in bring down registers on the staff start to finish are, E, C, An, and F.
- Take music lessons or join a band. The most ideal approach to figure out how to play saxophone is to take lessons from a teacher who can demonstrate to you generally accepted methods to play. An educator will have the capacity to show you music hypothesis and can give you tips on the best way to enhance your own execution.
Tune in to proficient saxophone music. To show signs of improvement understanding for what your saxophone should seem like, tune in to proficient saxophone music. The more you tune in to various styles of saxophone music, the less demanding it will be for you play by ear.
A portion of the best sax artists incorporate Sam Rivers, Joe Henderson, and John Coltrane.
Group Q & A
Is a saxophone harder than a clarinet?
No. The saxophone really fits amateurs since you are more averse to squeak. The two instruments, be that as it may, are troublesome in their own particular manner.
Will playing the saxophone destroy my tone on the flute?
It shouldn’t destroy your tone on woodwind. The most essential thing for having great tone comprehends what great tone sounds like. So insofar as you’re ready to make great tone on the two instruments and recognize the two.