Yamaha recently introduced the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone, a first-of-its-kind instrument that allows saxophonists of all levels and those new to playing a wind instrument to create great sounding music from the very start. The YDS-150 effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense […]
Saxophone Workout: Exercises to Build Technique & Control
This book will give you a complete Saxophone workout. Here you’ll find etudes that cover a wide spectrum of techniques, from the basics to intermediate level to advanced. With daily practice that includes use of a metronome and tuner, this book will provide noticeable improvement in the mastery of your horn. The exercises are designed […]
Peruvian Saxophonist Lucia Sarmiento Follows Jazz and Finds America
Lucia Sarmiento is a young Peruvian Saxophonist, with a huge sound and effervescent personality. Born and raised in Lima, Perú, Lucia has been influenced by classic jazz players like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, as well as the modern…
Chris Klich’s Journey of Wind Instruments
Chris Klich been playing woodwind instruments for 50 years, starting at age 10 on the clarinet. At age 11 he began playing alto sax, and as a music major in college, my mentor Jimmy Cheatham encouraged me to learn how to play flute, as well, of which he’s played for 40 years…
The Basics of Buying Woodwind Reeds for Beginning Band Parents
Some students choose to rent their instruments and some choose to purchase, but every parent of a woodwind player faces the question: What reeds do I have to buy?
A Guide to Playing Altissimo Saxophone
Of course, the altissimo register really comes into its own in improvisational jazz, so if you’ve ever wanted to blow your horn like Lester Young or John Coltrane, read on!
64 Musical Studies for All Saxophones
64 Musical Studies for Saxophone, edited by Rami El-Farrah, is a compendium of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic-era masterpieces arranged for saxophone. The works are written to serve as a student primer to the Ferling Studies or other similar studies. Each lyrical study has been crafted to create a balance of musicality and pedagogy that allows […]
Rovner Products Seeks to Relieve PPE Shortage in Maryland with Donations
Although Rovner Products’ production department had been idle since the end of March due to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 state mandate closing all non-essential businesses, in late April some of the company’s manufacturing equipment was redeployed. “In March, stories of desperate medical workers were all over the news, and we were horrified. We realized […]
6 Must-Haves for Back to School Music Lessons
It’s time for parents and teachers to shop for back to school supplies. If your child is a musician, it’s also time to make sure she (or he) has everything she needs to get started with this year’s school music program. Feeling prepared, confident, and ready for music lessons can keep students focused and interested in their music lessons.
Famous Saxophone Solos from R&B, Pop, and Smooth Jazz
Famous Saxophone Solos presents clear transcriptions for some of the best-known smooth jazz, rock, and R&B saxophone solos. Meticulously detailed, these transcriptions….