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Have you ever wanted to play Saxophone?
If you live in Kent or East Sussex you can enjoy weekly lessons in your own home with Kent based professional saxophonist Louise Woodcock.
* Learn at your own pace
* Play the music styles you really enjoy - no boring studies!
* Take ABRSM grades Jazz 1-5 or Classical 1-8 if you wish
* Play in a band!
* Improve your memory and dexterity; build your self confidence
* Learn to improvise & read chord charts - compose your own songs!
* Choose the best SAX for you
All this and more - book your first lesson today & see how you get on.
No sax yet? I can recommend one for you.
Have you tried FIBRACELL artificial reeds? I use these! No more splits!
* Learn to master playing along with backing tracks
* Simplify fiendishly difficult passages!
Call Louise now on 07989 370 624
What makes Charlie Parker's playing so vibrant & effortless?
Primarily his sense of urgency (extremely fast tempo) but also his unique approach to finding harmonies beyond the imagination of other players! Charlie Parker improvises neatly over scale patterns rather than just attempting to keep pace with chord changes, and this gives his music a complete sense of freeflow, of the melodic line soaring out over the bass, not just the creation of a harmonic line. Parker's melodies have a beautiful life of their own - you sense the backing is there to create a fullness, rather than hearing a lead instrument struggling to keep pace.
There seems to be a destined vitality to Parker's creations - music history would be flat without him.
You can listen breathless for a moment to catch his dynamic sense of passion and vivacity! Passion which led him to practice repetitively until every note felt pure and effortless like a swallow soaring low over a bubbling stream.
Effortless playing is attained through years of repetitive practice, an obsession with detail and perfection, a personal demand for dexterity and faultless flow. An intense approach to building complete and confident all round musicianship is required. Study your instrument's ability and limitations: work over every scale, major, minor, mode, blues, pentatonic, dominant, chords, diminished harmonies. Listen to players of all eras. Play by ear, play from your heart. Without passion for detail you cannot progress - only a complete love for great melodic innovation can begin to produce genius in your playing!
You can progress as far as you wish - greater passion = greater reward.
I challenge you to succeed - keep on & on - there is no end to playing perfection
Who do you influence? Push further! Play more. Listen more. Feel much. Believe!
Louise Woodcock is a Kent based Saxophonist & Tutor.