Category: Announcements

Gary McFarland

Gary McFarland “America the Beautiful” An Account Of it’s Disappearance….. Great mixture of styles and great musicians…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C84rtaAIpA&t=586s

Chicken Neck

Chicken Neck form the CD Grease Mechanix by Frank Macchia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATpvh5PW1T This features great musicians form Los Angeles…. and Frank is a very interesting composer that uses many different instruments. GREAT FUN!

Miles Davis

Here is Miles Davis playing My Funny Valentine… Miles created great melodies when he played improvised solos….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCqZE6oBSsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKEfyXPt91U

How to divide practice time

How do I divide my practice time? Program No. 1 Let’s say you are going to practice for one hour…. 1st five minutes do long tones… listen to your tone! 2nd 10 minutes of scales, thirds etc.  You should concentrate on one scale a day. 3rd 15 minutes on music you need to learn for […]

Long Tones

Why do we need to play long tones? Why do we play them in the lower register of the instrument? Long tone help us do several things: Set the embouchure for the day.  If we start playing in the upper register we then to get tight and it is hard to relax after setting a […]

Instrument Donations

We have had some very nice instruments donated to the foundation. Here is a short list: Soprano SaxophonesP. Mauriat B-flat Soprano Saxophone with 2 neck Kenny G B-flat Soprano Saxophone Alto SaxophonesYAMAHA Model YAS-52 Lacquered Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophones Rheuben Allen Professional Tenor Sax Baritone Saxophones Rheuben Allen Lacquered Low A Baritone Saxophone Flutes Gemeinhardt […]