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Beginners Saxophone Lessons - Alto Saxophone

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      001a HTPTS Intro v3


    • 2.

      002 HTPTS NeckStraps


    • 3.

      004 HTPTS MouthpieceAndReedPlacement


    • 4.

      006 HTPTS AssembleYourSax


    • 5.

      006a HTPTS MouthsAndTongues


    • 6.

      007 HTPTS PackingUpYourSax


    • 7.

      008 HTPTS FirstThreeNotesBAG


    • 8.

      HTPTS DownloadCourseNotes Instructions


    • 9.

      010 HTPTS HotCrossBuns


    • 10.

      012 HTPTS MaryHadAFunkyLamb


    • 11.

      014 HTPTS ThreeMoreNotes F#ED


    • 12.

      016 HTPTS HotCrossRightHand


    • 13.

      018 HTPTS NewNotesCFandCMajorScale


    • 14.

      020 HTPTS MoreNewNotesC#DandDMajorScale


    • 15.

      022 HTPTS LongNotesandBreathing


    • 16.

      024 HTPTS NewNoteBflatandFMajorScale


    • 17.

      026 HTPTS NewNoteG#andAMajorScale


    • 18.

      028 HTPTS FrereJacques


    • 19.

      030 HTPTS BatMan


    • 20.

      032 HTPTS JingleBells


    • 21.

      034 HTPTS ShaveAndAHaircut


    • 22.

      036 HTPTS HappyBirthday


    • 23.

      038 HTPTS Happy


    • 24.

      040 HTPTS PracticeMakesPerfect


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Beginners Saxophone Lessons - Alto

If you are looking for saxophone lessons, then you've come to the right place.

If you've always wanted to play saxophone, the let's get started together.

Best suited for beginner saxophonists between the ages of 10 and 110, we will learn some saxophone fundamentals, some old traditional songs and some new songs.

Play the music you want to play.

Learn to play saxophone by ear.

These beginner alto saxophone lessons will help you learn How To Play The Sax quickly, efficiently and we might just have a little bit of sun while doing it.


  • Access to an alto saxophone - beg, borrow, buy or steal one.
  • A healthy dose of enthusiasm.
  • A desire to rock, roll, live on the edge, and to go wild or crazy.
  • A desire to be a rock star when you grow up is helpful, but not necessary.
  • A sense of humour.

How To Play The Sax. Have Fun. Play Sax. Be Awesome. Repeat.

Don't forget - saxophone lessons, are fun !

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Matthew Saxophone

Play Sax. Be Awesome. Repeat.


Hello, I'm Matthew.

I'm keen to help and teach you How To Play The Sax.

Saxophone lessons, and online saxophone lessons in particular, should be fun.

And in my own special way, I've tried to make my saxophone lessons and my teaching style fun.

I've been playing saxophone for more than 33 years. I've played in rock bands, funk bands, jazz bands, orchestras, groups big and small, solo, anywhere and everywhere. I've done pub gigs, stadium gigs, and everything in between. I've done more recordings in more styles of music than I care to remember. And I love it.

I've taught students of all ages - from lower primary/elementory school all the way through to mature age adults who simply just want to learn How To Play The Sax.

I'm equally comfortabl... See full profile

Level: Beginner

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1. 001a HTPTS Intro v3: Hello. Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening and good. A. My name is Matthew and I would like to help you learn how to play the sex way here. A these beginning saxophone lessons. We will play music together. We will use out years a lot. We will use out years and translate what we're hearing into our brains into our fingers and ultimately into our saxophones will do a little bit of call and response. I will place and things and you complacent things. And then I'll play. And then you'll play. We can play together. We will do some old songs. We'll do some traditional songs. We will do some new songs. But what I'd like to do is make this fun Music and saxophones especially. But music in particular should be fun. We will go out of their way to make it fun. They'll Bassem downloads. There'll be some printouts that you can print out. There'll be some backing tracks. Ultimately, these beginners saxophones will be awesome. You won't regret it. Let's go. Let's learn how to play the sex. Are you ready? Let's go 2. 002 HTPTS NeckStraps: Thank you once again for joining me here with this. Next. Listen here on our journey towards learning how to play the saxophone. Now, what I wanted to do just quickly in this lesson is talk about next straps. Next traps are important because quite simply, they hold up your axe. They hold up your sector fine. Without a neck strap, your right thumb will very, very quickly fall off. Uh, and quite simply, with a tennis saxophone, you probably won't be able to keep hold it up. It's that simple. Next traps are important. So the first thing that you want to do with your next trap is if you can. If you have a color, put your neck strap behind your color so your color goes between the next trap and your actual neck. So put the next job behind the color. Put your color underneath the next trap. The second thing that you want is, if possible, you wanna be that next rap. See this bit here that it's kind of made of wet suit material on mine. I like it. There are others. Some of them are fluffy, some of the big in fact, like a guitar strap. But you know this one I like. It doesn't for May, So if you can get a big, fat bit at the back, the third thing that you want with an extract is you actually want the clip. So on my next trip here, there's an actual. There's a clip here. This clip what it does when you hook it onto the the little next trip. Holy thing on your sex phone. Once the clips on it doesn't come off. So if you accidentally drop it or your finger, you slip the next year, you drop your sex, it's not gonna fall under the ground and break now. There are some other next traps, and he is one of his another of my next trips that I've got this one here. It just has a hook so you can see the hook just here. So that's like a that holds the next the sex of on up. But it's not ideal because if you're moving around, you can actually drop the sex Find can actually fall off with the hook. With the clip here, it's not gonna fall off. So it is that thing. The 3rd 4th is that the fourth thing don't know. The next thing on our next trap list is the correct heights. So what you want to do? Once you have connected your neck strap, your right thumb goes underneath the little thumb. Rest here, on towards the bottom of the sex of one. Your left thumb goes here on the list is usually a black. Sometimes it's white up towards the top. So the next trap itself takes all the weight you can. You know, it's just not a problem. Your saxophone is not gonna fall for the next trap is holding it up? But you want to get the adjustment, the height of the right. You need to adjust it. So the saxophone is the right height, and obviously that's different for different people in different sizes and different sized bodies. Okay, so what you want to do is just let the saxophone hang, and you need to be I would just pivot it. You're not picking it up. You know, let the next trap is holding the whites. You want a pivot on the with the hook on your neck strap. You want to pivot your sex oven carefully so it goes right into the middle of your mouth. You don't have to lean down. You have to clean up just right. Pivoting It goes into your mouth naturally at the right height. So I've got mine here at the right height, for example lower its sights too low pivoting I would have to bend down. And that's wrong. Pulling it up, getting it for the right height Almost. That is the right height. And that is our talk about next traps. I will see you in the next lesson. Thank you. 3. 004 HTPTS MouthpieceAndReedPlacement: hello and welcome to how to play the sex. My name is Matthew. Thank you very much for joining me. Okay. Now, one of the first things here in learning how to play the sax is putting it all together. And so what? I wanted to quickly talk about to you with this lesson is putting together the neck. This is the neck of your saxophone and your mouth pace and the raid. So the first thing you want to do when you open your saxophone case is put on your neck strap. Okay, That's the first thing. Next rap on second thing. Get out your neck, your sex of own neck. You will grab your neck, you get your mouthpiece. And what you want to do is put on gently and being very careful of this little guy, the registered in the register key thing here, this thing can break really easily. So when you're holding it, you want to be very cable. So you're not putting undue pressure on to that. So, like I say, we've got got your mouthpiece, put it on the end and twist it gently. Maybe back side to side so that it's probably roughly in the right place. Now, having said that, different sects of funds have a slightly given all sexy finds a different mind slightly different to yours, that brands are different and they very insides by just a little bit. Now, I know with my sacrifice, you can see here the cork I know with mine. If I just show a tiny little bit of the cork maybe what, uh, you know, not even half 1/2 a pinky fingernail size, then minds in tune. And this is how you tune this? One of the ways to tune the second phone. You can put it, you know, like that, or shove it in. And that changes the tuning. So, like I say, different saxophones a different duh. So if you want to put yours in very carefully and maybe have a little bit, of course I don't shove it all the way in. But in the same breath, you know, don't just rested on the end. So, with mine, I know that mine is in tune Roundabout. There. Okay. Again being careful. Careful with this. Give it with the registered register K mechanism. Next, we want out read. And here is a saxophone reed. So you want to probably You might have brand new on or take it out of its little little case and give it a lick. I mean, don't dribble alive, but just give it a lick. So it's just a little bit wet. And then what we want to do is and this is gonna be a little bit hard to see. You want to position your position, you'll read so that and I'm sorry. If this is difficult to see so that there's a tiny, tiny, tiny little bit off the mouthpiece poking out, you don't want to have it too high. You don't wanna have it too low. You wanna have just a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny little bit off the mouthpiece being visible. Now this is actually a little bit tricky, so and throw into the mix as well. You want your this, according Liggett, your there's different side kinds of ligatures, but this one's mind being careful. Reds are expensive breeds a disappointingly expensive, so when you put on the ligature toe, hold the reading place. Be very careful, very slow, very deliberate. So that's you. Don't break the read. I don't know about reads where you are, but here where I am reads are quite expensive. They probably three or $4 each. And, you know, a simple accident with the get up quick break for dolls Puff gone. So you don't want that. So, being again being very careful, this with my ligature, this screw goes on the back and there's no screw here. My luggage is sort of made of some kind of leathery stuff. So again, just carefully, they're angling. You can just see a tiny, tiny, tiny little bits off the mouthpiece at the top, and the reading is almost almost to the top now. Similarly, there are different kinds off linkages, and he is another one. This this kind has the screws at the front. So being very careful when you put your read in, sometimes it actually might be a good idea to put the read in from the top rather than putting the read on holding it with your thumb and then putting the ligature on top cause like a sites easy to break. So maybe a suggestion put the ligature in from the top, and that way it's not gonna break. But again with this kind of ligature. This the screws got the front at the same. That the same side of the mouthpieces, the read where is with this one here subtly different. So your ligature will do what your ligature does anyway. The last thing that's I want to show you is sorry. Just out of reach. Mouthpiece covers Mouthpiece covers are really good because again reads, break quickly. So when your saxophone is not being used, even between song, sometimes. But if it's not being used, if you have to even know you're not gonna use it carefully put the mouthpiece cover on. And what that does is it protects the raid so protect you read their expensive. You don't want to break them. If you can avoid it, take the mouth pace cover off when you're ready to play. Thank you. We'll put the sex if I ng together in the next lesson. 4. 006 HTPTS AssembleYourSax: hello and welcome to how to play the sex. My name is Matthew. Thank you very much for joining me in this lesson. We're going to put a saxophone together. So in the previous lesson, we've talked about putting the math pace. Here it is onto the neck of your saxophone. Now we want to put it all together. So just to recap, we have put on extra born first, we have put our mouth pace and our read on next. We wanted ad. Put it all together. Now the saxophone is a very delicate instrument. You need to be really careful there. They are expensive that delicate. They break easily. They've got a lot of moving parts and a lot of mechanisms on them. So please be careful with your sex if I ng so, like I say, pulling it out of the case. Being very careful, it is usually excuse me. I'll just put that down there. It is usually a two handed operation. So when you pull it out of the case, if you can grab it by the bell, the big bit of the front, because that's mainly metal, you'll also need depending on the size of your hands a little bit of help. So being careful, grab it, grab a lot. Have a big handful of it rather than just one of the That's a bit hard to see, but rather than these rods here, they've got little springs. Don't just grab one of these rods because the sex if I will break. So you want to be very careful and gentle, but still maintain a big grip. Two hands my cape. Take it out of the case with two hands. So once you've got it out of the case, that's where the next trap comes in. We can a touch the saxophone to the next trip on. That way you don't drop it. Good, then he is. When we prepared earlier, you need to Your saxophone might have a little gizmo, a little plastic thing in the top. So this little screw here, you loosen that screw on. That loosens the overall opening at the top. Ah, loose opening in the top means that you can Then get your neck with your mouthpiece and your read on it. You can put it in very carefully, and you might need to twist it just a little bit, sort of wiggling and move maneuvering. And don't just shove it. Don't slam it. You need to be careful and precise. Put it on so that the that the neck is in the same parallel with the rest of the saxophone so you can see here on my neck. It's got a little bit of, ah, raise here, most sex. If I next do have a little bit a raise bid on the underneath, that underneath raise bit needs to follow down to this little pin and again I apologize. That's hard to see, but this little pin pokes up into the next into the register section. So please be really careful. Don't just shove it in. And once you have put it in place and once you happy with the right at the right angle, tighten this group and what that's what that does is stops this from moving around too much . You don't want to move around. You want to be nice and stiff, so tighten the screw and we are almost there now. We talked about in the other lesson, having the next trap of the right heights. We talked about pivoting so from here we may need to adjust the angle off the math piece. So when you pivot that comes in, comes into your mouth and you want the raid and the mouth pace to be horizontal and parallel with your lips, you don't want it to bay ridiculously on an angle. Say, after sort of tilt your mouth. And here I'm exaggerating, obviously. But being very careful because you don't want to make up the position of your read, you want the mouth pace and the read to be parallel and horizontal and exactly the same angle as your lips. And there you go. We have a saxophone key takeaways from here. Be careful. Be slow. Be delivered. Don't drop it. Be very careful. They're expensive and you don't want to break them. All right. Also you in the next lesson. Thank you. 5. 006a HTPTS MouthsAndTongues: and welcome back. Now, What I'd like to do in this lesson is have a quick chat about mouth, paces and mouths and the joining their off. So what I mean by that is it's not quite a simple case off putting the saxophone in your mouth and playing. It's obviously not quite like that. It's not like using a fork and putting your dinner in your mouth with your fork is a subtle couple of tricks to it. So first of all, the first thing is when you don't want to put your mouthpiece to fire in your mouth. Is knows that you kind of swallowing the whole thing, but in the same breath you don't want to be. You don't want to be hesitant in only putting a little bit of the mouthpiece in your mouth . So what do I mean by that? There's a happy medium basically so excuse. My ugly face will bring it a little bit closer to the camera, and what we're doing is we are folding the mouth pace, falling your lip over your bottom teeth, and your top teeth are actually resting on the top of the mouth pace. So again, my ugly face up close. We are folding bottom lip, sort of. Oh, over our bottom teeth. Top teeth are on the top of the mouth piece like this. So we kind of again, we're pivoting with the next trap. We are holding it over are exaggerating. There's my teeth and there we go once once again Vodianova taste nice tight mouth around the mouth piece you don't want too far You don't want to little just a little bit. Maybe about a centimeter. Maybe about half an inch or thereabouts, folding the bottom left. Oh, your bottom teeth and your top teeth are on the mouth, please. So that's the first thing while the mouthpieces in your mouth you need to have nice, nice tight cheeks were keeping her mouth firm nice. Therm cheeks were not blowing. We're not going and blowing her cheeks out like balloon. Keeping a nice sperm. Nice them face. It's ugly face without the sex alone in it. And arguably my face is uglier with a saxophone in it. Then it is without her saxophone in it, and it's pretty ugly anyway. But your face is beautiful. Your face is awesome. You are good looking especially with a saxophone unit. Okay, so, putting once again putting the saxophone in our mouth. Nice. Thin cheeks. Keep resting. Were not biting. No biting teeth Top. Take resting on the top of the mouthpiece and thin cheeks. Good. The next thing we are talking about diaphragms, your diaphragm is the big muscle. That kind of goes sort of underneath your rib cage. It follows your rib cage your lungs in your chest. Your diaphragm is the big muscle. You're dia fram pushes air out of your lungs. Okay, so the diaphragm, your stomach muscle pushes the air out of your lungs, which in turn comes up your throat and out of your mouth into the mouthpiece. India Sex, phone. So you, when you take a big breath, you feel in you fill your lungs, your chest expands. Then when you breathe out, you slowly but surely use your dire friend muscle to push the air out of your lungs slowly and consistently like this, uh, and slowly what that means is your as you run out of air, your lungs empty their here, your stomach actually goes in, right? That is tricky. The natural reaction is when you breathe out. You kind of relax and your tummy expands. But no, we're doing a conscious, deliberate efforts Using out up a stomach muscles, push the air out of your lungs, which means that your stomach actually sucks it. Sylvian. All right? I mean, again, I'm exaggerating. It's only subtle. So there we go. So I practice for you. What I would like you to do. First of all, big breath and blow. Not hard, but consistently. So like this. Keep pushing and keep going until you run out of it and see if we can count to five. Were doing that saxophone away from their mouths. Say we in breathing blowout for five counts already like this. It's difficult. It's not easy. Let's try that again. One more. Good. Take a bit of a breath. Might get a little bit dizzy doing that. Next thing we are using our tongues without constant breath out tongue stops the air from going through the saxophone. Okay, we're still breathing. The air is still coming out, but our tongues stop it. All right, so, like this a ton. We want the tip of our tongues are the tip. No, no, there. Uh, but right on the tip of your tongue, the tip of your tongue touches the tip of the mouthpiece and the tip of the read at the same time. And your tongue that just goes. But But But But OK, so it's not a Zo where again, when a biting the mouthpiece We're not shoving our tongues all over it. It's not some kind of disgusting ice cream looking kind of thing. It's a all right. Let's try that with the count of five again without the saxophone, big breath and with the tongue on H cans ready one. Good, take another. Breathe big breath. Let's try that again. Great. Now let's try to add that with the saxophone. So we put the saxophone enough. No fingers, no fingers. Don't worry about a thing is all we've got is our thumb. Under the under. The little thumb rests at the bottom. On the right hand side are other thumb on the thumb wrist on the left hand side. No fingers touching. Any case, big breath will go five of them like a really 12 Here. We owe head. You go. How'd you go? Let's do that against again. We're folding the lips over our bottom. Take top T there on the mouthpiece and we'll go big breath in and go. 512345 with the tongue ready. Great. Let's try that. Let's try seven. Big breath. Seven notes. Ready? No fingers. Big breath. Seven tongues go. How did you go? We're starting. Teoh. Get more air through our lungs and out into our saxophone. Let's see if we can do right. Ready? 123 Good. This is good. We will slowly. Over time, your lungs will get stronger. Slowly. Over time you get used to blowing air and taking a quick breath and then blowing mawr air slowly and consistently take a big breath and mawr air slowly and consistently. You'll get used to it. Let's see if we can try. 10 will take a big breath. It will go 10 tons like we did Just just did before, But 10 of them can we do 10. I can do 10. Can you do 10 off course you can do 10. And if you can't, that's all right. Do as many as you can and then we'll stop and please rewind this little bit of the video and try again. But over time, maybe it might take a couple of days. Maybe time might take a couple of weeks and we find ready. Let's do 10. Ready? Big breath. Go. Had you go? I got to 10. Did you get to 10? I'm guessing you did. Well. Done. Excellent. That is my quick chat about mouthpieces and mouths and tongue ing. And I'll see you in the next lesson. Well done. Excellent. 6. 007 HTPTS PackingUpYourSax: Hey, welcome back. Another quick Listen, pulling out saxophones apart. A couple of lessons ago we were talking about putting it all together. It may come as no surprise that to pull your saxophone apart and put it away You do exactly the opposite but in reverse You put it together, you pull it apart exactly in reverse. So firstly, what you will do is you will he is out saxophone. It's still attached. Everything still together? We're finished playing where a thank you Very much great. Finished thunders applause We bow to the audience Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you much. Good night Crowds going wild Crowds got home Let's pull it apart So may I suggest first of all, we under this screw at the top Here is the screw We loosen the screw and very gently Very carefully we pull off the neck. Okay, let's put the neck down just gently, carefully being very careful of your read. Okay. Careful of the read. You put it down. Next way. Unclip clip! We've talked about clips before unclipped the clip excellence And because we've been playing for a little bit Turn your saxophone upside down. Hold on very tight. Do not drop your saxophone. Hold on very tight. Give it a little bit of a shake and that gets sort of the excess. Dribble off the out of it. Okay. To give it a bit of a shake, hold on very tightly. Very carefully. Don't tell your mom if she's watching his mom's hated when you dribble on the carpet. Okay, Don't tell Mom there's only a couple of girls, so give it a shake. Next. In your case, you probably had a little black plastic rubbery thing. Get your little rubbery thing and put it back on the top and tighten the screw again. Okay, again very carefully with your saxophone pop that in the case, all right, that is now in the case, sweet back to where we have got our neck and our mouth pace very carefully. Under the screws and push. It's a bit hard to see, but under the screw, so the ligature is loose. Push the read up and take the read up and outs. Okay, up and out so you're really is now a little bit soggy. So again, at the risk of offending people's mums, people's moms don't like this. What's your read on? Maybe your trouser leg. Maybe on your sleeve. Maybe on a hanky. But probably your trouser leg is the easier option. Or maybe on a sleeve. So wipe the read. Just carefully. Very carefully pulling. Put it on, Pull it back. What the dribble off. Okay, personally, I like trouser legs. But here, in this example, my video cameras up here is a bit too low for me to show you so very carefully. What? The read Pulling. Don't break the read. Get all the excess dribble off. Then you get your little read case and read. Cases come in different shapes and different sizes. I want Shay, but being very careful, put your read in the little case that you've probably got, Maybe it's cardboard. Maybe it's plastic. Maybe you shove it in this way, maybe you shove it in sideways. Don't know. Yours is probably different. Being very careful of your read. Put that away. Next. Lost really the last step carefully with your mouth pace and being very careful with the neck and particularly this little bit of the register key here, being very careful not to put pressure on here. Like when we put together twisting, twisting backwards and forwards and pull your mouth piece off okay with the neck. Give it a bit of a shake because again it's probably got dribble. Give it a little bit of a shake. Hold on tightly. Don't throw it away. You hear stories of the way the TV game of the way People throwing things around at the TV . Do not throw the neck, but give it a bit of a shake. Get the dribble out. Public back. In your case, Last but not least, if you can with a hanky, your mouthpiece, maybe get a hanky. Give it a little bit of a wipe. Maybe you've got some tissues but tissues on the best. Maybe you've got a little sex defying cleaner thing, A little cloth. Wipe all the dribble off. Okay, just give its hi, Jane. You don't want dribble sitting there in the case because the gets a bit testy and then stick the mouthpiece kept back on public in your case. And don't forget your next trap, because I always do. Take your next trip off. Put it in your case. Shut your case. Bob's your uncle. Everybody's happy. Thank you very much. Good night or something like that. Anyway, slowly, carefully is my hint and my tip like, really were putting the sex find together. Please be very careful. There's bits and pieces and mechanisms that can break easily. Be careful, slowly deliberate. Fantastic. I will see you in the next lesson. Thank you. 7. 008 HTPTS FirstThreeNotesBAG: Hello. Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening and good. A. My name is Matthew, and today we're going to learn how to play the sex. And in today's lesson, what we're going to do is we're gonna concentrate on three notes. We're going to concentrate on the first note, be the note B. The second note is the note A and the third note is the note G so B A N g. And it's actually quite easy on the saxophone. A B is just a little bit hard to show their B is one finger on a is two fingers and a G is three fingers. So I'm putting that into perspective on our saxophone. We have just bring it up close here. Here we have a B here we have an A and here we have a G. So we got nothing here on our right hand. All we're doing with the right hand is we're concentrating on keeping a thumb underneath the little thumb garden at the back. But the right hand is not touching any case on the left hand at the back. We're putting our thumb on the thumb rest, but we're not touching at this stage The register cage just on the thumb wrist here. So once again, a b be i n g. So being careful without tanking coming back in the camera here being careful with the tongue ing we making sure without next strap next traps at the right height. So when you tip, pivot the saxophone, the mouthpiece, the mouthpiece Try saying that Problem with sex part Inviolate aside, you can't talk while you're gonna make a saxophone in the mouth. So I will try that again. Got your next trip adjusted. So when it pivots so there's no no whites on your hands. You're not actually using the white on your thumbs When it pivots, The mouthpiece goes straight into your mouth, being careful not to smash your teeth out carefully. It goes right into the mouth. You don't have to bend down. You got to look up. You have to tilt it, just folding. So getting back to our B and our A and R G. It sounds a little bit like this. Obey. Ah Onda. Then we've got our eye. Ah, so we'll be with the one finger A with the two fingers. Let's try that will go be Then we got a there would be and then we'll go. I a so like this. 1234 Ah ah ah Ok has that Let's live on the edge. That's pretty easy. So there will be a and then we'll go, g So be a g. So do the same again with four beats for each night. Ready? Follow me. 1234 Ah ah ah! Okay. Now obviously I am swaying there and trying to kick counts so you can keep count. But when you're playing, it's probably best not to move. Just concentrate on B A G And then this time will go back to I A b and so on and so forth will do that three times. Ready? 1234 ah, ah! Have you guy Excellent. Well done. Congratulations. That was really good. I heard you and it was great. Maybe. Let's try that just a little bit quicker. Brie, I g I b i g I like that 2123 fantastic. Now let's just speed it up Once more will go. We'll do two tongues this time on each night. B B A g a B B a g. Let's try that. 123 Sorry, I cheated. I put it in a little noted there at the end. Well done. So we've done B and we've done a and we've done G now included in the saxophone lessons there'll be a fingering chart, so feel free to download that If you haven't already feel free to Prince that if you haven't already. But once again we've got B with the left hand. I need the left hand. So yet left hand Obviously we're facing the other way. So left hand the one with the watch left hand B a g I be b a g a b once more we'll just do some quickly. Beat B A g g 123 Uh huh. Great. Fantastic. Stay tuned. We will be using those notes for another song very shortly in the next lesson. Excellent. Well done Will say you for the next lesson. Thank you. 8. HTPTS DownloadCourseNotes Instructions: 9. 010 HTPTS HotCrossBuns: Hello and welcome back. Continuing on and learning how to play the sax. Let's keep going from where we left off Last time we were talking about but be and just again up close B and A and e g b a g And the reason One of the main reasons why we learn those notes fist is because off the gold classic hot cross buns heads up. Who likes hot cross buns? Yea, I can't hear you Hands up here like hot cross buns. I'm sorry, this is getting a little bit weird. Apologies. That hot cross buns one a penny to a penny. Hot cross buns or and all the variation on the that thing. Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns Ooey gooey hot cross buns. So using our B and our A and G have a listen You probably know this melody, but just in case you don't have a listen So hot cross buns Ah ah ah ah ah ah Nice And slowly hot cross buns, Hot cross buns one a penny to a penny Hot cross buns Exeter! You probably know this song now What I've done over here just off camera is we've got a backing track, and I made this backing track. Just mucked it up on GarageBand. It will be downloadable somewhere here. I'm not sure where it is on the page, but there will be a backing track for this hot cross buns. The version were just a plan to play. Now please download it. Please see if you can play along. It's very slow. It's nice and simple. Okay, I already will do it with the backing track. Hot cross buns. It's nice and slow. See if he can keep up. Obviously, this will keep playing. The video here you're watching will keep playing, so please see if you can keep up. But if you make a mistake, there's no such thing as a wrong note in when you're playing music when you're playing sex bone, there is no such thing as wrong notes. There is. I give nobly. Yes, perhaps a different notes that could have been played at that moment in time. But that's okay. The beauty off here with the video lessons is that you can stop it and you can start it again and you can have a little bit of a play. And then he converts play again here on the on the video and so on and so forth. I will also have the notes for in the order that we're playing this as a little cheap, cheap little pdf that you can that you can download or print or it'll be on the screen Here is well, somewhere we Let's see how we go. Hot cross buns. Nice and slow. Are you ready to bars? Introduction? Ready? Try that again. Are you ready? 3412 Ready now. Ah, uh ah! Again. Ah, way. All right. My fingers aren't quite warm enough to stop that. How did you go? How did you go? Was that okay? Was that too fast? Too slow? Let's see if we can do that again. Maybe once more with feeling in the middle bit instead of who we do, we hot cross buns. Let's see that little middle bits if we can get the one up any. So we got the tongue happening here. One up, any two a penny. So we got Ah g g j A b a g. Alright, let's try. That's once more with the backing trek again. We've got two bars introduction 1234 to 23 now, huh? Ah! Ah! One smooth. Uh, excellent. Well done. I'm sure that was well done. Maybe if you get really excited. What Unsure of See if he could record that. Maybe you can record it on your phone on an iPad saving and record it. And if you want to, Let's live on the edge. Email. Email me a copy. Let me hear how you've gone. That was well done. Remember a few quick things when you're playing. When you are tongue ing hot cross buns with your tongue. It's all one constant breath and your tongue is stopping the air coming out off your mouth and going into the sexy fine mouth pace. That's not a It's not your breath. It's not your stomach. It's not your body. Controlling that is one long breath and your tongue is stopping the air. But your breath is still going so once more let's do it just quickly. Just one more time. Hot cross buns following me. One of the ah ah ah Again Ah ah ah Fantastic! Well done. Hot cross buns Ticket off the list, You rock, you roll! You are awesome Let's keep learning how to play the sex in the next lesson. Thanks, Heaps. I will talk to you very soon. Well done. 10. 012 HTPTS MaryHadAFunkyLamb: okay, and welcome back. Let's keep going with how to play the sax now continuing on The good thing about music is that it always builds. It gets, you do this and the next time you do this the next time you do this the next time you do that and then and it's slowly, slowly, slowly builds on. That's a good thing, but you have to start somewhere. And that's why I'm enjoying doing these beginners saxophone lessons with you specifically you and just you. Well done. You so continuing on from where we were before we've been playing with three notes. B A N g g a B b a g. Now we did the hot cross buns. And if you haven't done hot cross buns, I need you to go back and do what Grass puns first. Okay, is hot cross buns the best song ever written? No, it's not all right. One more thing is hot cross buns going to serve you well in life. Well, maybe it's an oldie but a goodie. You have to sing it to your little kids if you've got little kids. But hot cross buns is an old favorite and it's easy to get. It's good. It's a good song to get you think is working. Speaking off good songs to get your fingers working. There's another all the but a goody, which again, arguably, perhaps, isn't the most coolest song in the world in Spice, and it's called White for it. Mary had a little lamb. Sometimes it is also called Merrily We Roll Along, but here I know it is. Mary had a little lamb. I'm sure you know it is either that or merrily we roll along, but coincidently. Who'd of thought It has the same notes as Hot Cross Buns Orbit year, maybe in a slightly different order. So what we've got is we've still got B's and A's Angie's just as a quick fingering showing . And again I should point out and remind there will be the notes written down here. You can download them, they'll be on your screen. But these days and geez, Mary had a little lamb, so we got met. Re had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb, its fleece waas white as snow. Have you got that? Of course you haven't. That's okay, but again. You can read the music we were talking about before. Another lesson with the saxophone. With music in general, there is music. Yes, you need your fingers. Okay, that's the way it is. But there's two kinds of ways that you can play music. One is with your eyes and coordinating your eyes into your brain, which goes down to your fingers in the mouth, obviously from a saxophone point of view. But also the other way to play music is with your ears, so the sound goes into your ears. Your brine thinks about it and translates it. India fingers. So again, two methods. Eyes end up with your fingers or ears end up into with your fingers. You, Brian processes all that. So what I'm trying to do here, because I'm trying to get both your ears and your eyes working so again the notes will be written down somewhere for you, either on this page around here somewhere. Maybe it's up here. Maybe it's down there. You can also download these notes to make it a little bit easier. You can print it out or put it on a different screen or something. The good thing about the video is You can stop and start so if you need me to just though he's making too much noise press stop, have a play, come back and press play on the on the screen on the video again So similarly. What we're going to do There is also would have thought a backing track that I've done for Mary had a little lamb. And we will also play that for you. So let's how Let's see how we go first with Mary had a little lamb, we'll play it by ourselves. It's nice and slow. See if you can follow me. Let's let's go. OK, so we got standing on a B and we're going down and I begin And down. Have a listen. Have a play along with May. Ready? 13 ah, ah ah! Had you go? Was that OK? Too fast? Too slow. Let's do it one more time and we'll see how we get ready. 123 ah, ah! Uh ah! Excellent. Well done. Now let's see what we can do with this backing track. So again, the backing track will be around here somewhere. You can download it. You can put it on your fire and you can put it on your computer. You can put it on your on your music listening device of choice, iPods and all that kind of stuff. Have a listen. We'll see how a yard let's give it a are ready. Keep playing is my hints. Actually, before we do my hints First hint. Keep playing. The music will keep going. So you need to if you can keep up or if you, you know there's no such thing is wrong, notes. I've said that before. There's no such thing as wrong notes. But if the note that you happen to play at that moment in time is perhaps a little bit different to the note that I'm playing either playing with confidence, doctors are here it is. I'm playing my notes and it's this, huh? Whoops. As long as you confident. Uh huh. And then we squeaks that we blips it may or may. Your fingers might slip off. Maybe a pants pulled down. Maybe you slip over whatever. Keep going. Play it with confidence. This is May. I'm playing Mary had a little lamb, huh? And if you do it that way and that with any song. If you do it that way, then people will go. Yeah, yeah, Fantastic. Who? Rock star. But if you kind of go Oh, here it is. Our Mary head works. I'm sorry. I got a wrong wolf. So here we go. So trying, Mary Little Pig. Oh, I did the wrong thing. No, we don't want that. We don't want that. We weren't confidence. Let's play. So that's the first hint. The second hint is again I've talked about breathing. I've talked about tongue ing. It's all one breath your tongue is controlling whether that breath gets through the saxophone or not. So instead, off guy, it's not that it is, and I'm spitting everywhere. Sorry about that dragon. And so you take another breath and keep going. The only thing stopping that breath is my tongue. So with that in mind, let's see how we dio Okay, What we'll do is we'll play along with the backing track. Now What I've done here is like a saying before Mary had a little lamb is kind of fairly boring, really. In the global skimming things, however, enter how to play the sax. Let's have a little bit of fun. What I've done is I've made it. Mary had a funky lamb merrily we funk along, so I'll just play the first little bit so you can have a listen and again download it. Have a listen first, have a listen just before we start playing. Two. Bis Introduction. 1234 told Lamb Toll Lam man Re had lit. Told Lamb It's place Waas white. No. Okay, so Mary had a funky lamb. It's a little bit different version than perhaps you've heard before in the nursery rhymes , but it's the same song. So again we're concentrating on our years here. This point in time was still got the melody. Have a listen and you can hear the melody, hopefully, even the backing track as well, and we will play the melody. So I have a listen and concentrate on listening and hearing it in your head. Mary had a little lamb replied again to buyers introduction two bars in Troy and then we start. So I'll play along. You play along with me. Are you ready? I didn't hear. Are you ready? Sorry. Really bad. Bad debt. Huma. We should put out on the dad. I'm an embarrassing dead. I apologized. Actually, no, I don't. I enjoy being an embarrassing dead. So here we go. Mary had a little lamb funk. Two bars. Introduction. 123 one more time. - All right. Had Ugo. It sounds a lot faster than it actually is. Arguably, In my opinion, it sounds a little bit more impressive than it actually is. But really, we're still playing slowly. So and that's that happens with a lot of music, a lot of music, a lot of songs. Actually, there's this band or an orchestra or a group. Or maybe it's just the one person playing along with the backing track. The music around you sounds are wow, fantastic. I Can you apply that? Well, actually, you can, because, like what we've just done here the backing or surrounds the backing music, the other instruments, the other people in the group, they're all doing their thing. But meanwhile, you do your thing. You concentrate on what you are doing, and it fits in with what everyone else is doing, and that's really cool. So it sounds more impressive than it actually is so well done. Let's see if we can do it again again. Remember confidence. Here we go. We're playing. It doesn't matter if the notes that you play on, perhaps not quite as the same as the notes that I'm playing or the notes. The backing track is playing. That's okay. Plant with confidence. There's no being timid. There's no being will See. We're not here to embarrass him. So sorry. No, we're ha! We're playing Mary. Head up funky lamb. What? That's what I want you to do. Maybe you could try playing it loudly. Push hard with your voice with your voice. Push hard with the breath. Maybe can play it a little bit medium. But whatever you do, Don played softly, softly is good. We will play softly, but right now this second Let's play it loudly. Are you ready? OK, back to the start. Two bars introduction ready. 123 Way , - way . All right, now, firstly, apologies. I did that on purpose because I wanted you to keep playing. The Mary had a little lance. How did you guard? Feel free to rewind here and press play and start again and keep going. Mary had a little lamb. Secondly, is what I wanted to show and we'll work towards that and hopefully in a few lessons in a few lessons time, I will remember to reference this one with what I've just done there. These backing tracks. Yeah, you can play the melody as it's nice and neat and supposed to. But then again, why not play something else like I just did. Then, you know, I've still got in this example. Still about Mary had a little lamb running through my head, but I'm playing some other notes because I can, and I want you to do you the same. Yes, once you've worked out how to play, Mary had a little lamb merrily we roll along. Mary had a funky lam. Sure, that's great. But why don't you then move on and add some different notes you can like instead, off Mary had a little and, um, ah ah, ah uh, So instead of playing it nice and neatly like it's supposed to go, why don't you try this ready? Hey Ah, the so it's still the same notes. It's still all B's and A's Ng's, but it's just a little bit different. What can you do? Can you do a different version of Mary had a little lamb again. Let's live on the edge. If you feel like it, why don't you record yourself playing your own version of Mary had a funky lamb, either with the backing track that you can download here or or here or here or wherever it is or player. A play by itself doesn't matter. Can you record yourself? Can you email me a copy uploaded to YouTube? Make your own sort of YouTube channel. You learning the sex is fine? Just a thought. Feel free to do so anyway. I've talked enough. That's Mary had a little funky lamb. Mary had a little funky lamb That's Mary had a funky land. Mary had a little lamb merrily we roll along merrily We funk along. Who knows? Doesn't matter. That's what we've done Well done. Excellent. Three nights still was still doing three nights. Pretty soon we might do a couple off new notes, but let's rock and roll. You are awesome. Well done. I would recommend that you keep practicing the good thing. The important thing about learning a musical instruments such as a saxophone, you need to keep playing. It's no good to just pick it up once a week and play once a week. It is better to do five minutes every day than it is to do 30 minutes. Once a week for five minutes is all you need to do. Pick your sex holding up. Play it five minutes. Doesn't matter what you play. Go back and do the previous lessons. Do a little bit. Play play along with the radio, play along with your favorite album, download some stuff from Spotify and play along. Maybe you've got some CDs or something of some old records. Play along. Just play anyway. Like I said before, my name is Matthew. Thank you for joining me for this lesson and we will talk again in another lesson. Coming very soon. Thanks. Tapes. Well done. Keep playing excellent. 11. 014 HTPTS ThreeMoreNotes F#ED: welcome back in learning how to play the sex. Let's keep going. What we're going to do today in this listen is talk about three Mawr notes now, A couple of lessons ago, we talked about the 1st 3 notes without left hand, so we talked about be with the first finger A with a second minger and G with the third finger. But up until now, all we've been doing with their right hand is just with their thumb underneath. That's all we've been doing is just being providing balance. Now what will do with this lesson is we will introduce three more notes. Now. The first notes is all these three notes are now using our right hand. So with the left hand, we will keep those three fingers b a. G. We'll keep those fingers, but now we're going to be adding more fingers. Okay, so the first note we're going to add is an f sharp. You might have heard the musical term sharps or flats is quite a few notes, and we won't worry about all of them now cause too much, so we just need a few notes, but each notes most notes can be either sharp or flat. So in this example, the next the first night we're gonna learn without right hand is an f sharp. We could have a normal life, but in this case, we're just talking about f Sharps will come back to normal efs. So the 1st 1 is an f sharp to play the f sharp. It is the middle finger on the second off the three little finger pins a guy's away. 12312 So second finger, middle one. So it sounds like And remember, we're keeping the three fingers of the top and just adding this one. So we'll start on a B and we'll go down to an A down to a G and then down to the F sharp with the middle finger. Okay, Ready Like this. That sounds like ah ah is the F shop OK? We'll do that again. You joining? Please feel free to joining 1234 Ah, good. How did you go? Let's add it. Let's add another one. So what we're gonna do next is we're gonna add the pointer finger. So instead, So the point of finger. So now we've got to thing is we're adding them. So we're going be a G f sharp. New notes pointed finger e. So we've still got these These two fingers at the bottom doing nothing. So we got f sharp. A All right, So same again. What we'll do is we'll go be a G if shop e, we're going down. It's getting lower. Alright, following, mate. We'll just see How you ready? 123 hot. Ah, let's do that again. 123 four And once more for, like already. 1234 The now keep in mind, I'm holding my saxophone up so you can sort of see what my fingers are doing when you're playing, Stand up straight and you kind of have the saxophone down a little bit towards your side. Okay, Not straight up in front. It's a little bit a little bit too side, so it kind of hits on your, um when you hit by. Okay. So again, I'm just exaggerating so you can see my fingers when you play. Stand up nice and straight. All right, we've got that one. So the third notes, we've just added an f sharp with the right hand middle finger. We've just added an E with two fingers on the right hand and we're now going to add the third note third finger, which is a d d for dog e for egg if shop for F shop. Okay, once more with feeling will started the B b a g f shop e d. Right, Let's try that. 123 Oh, the, uh let's do one more. The lower notes start to get a little bit a little bit different, so you might want Teoh Lower your jaw, Lower your lips. Just a tiny, tiny little with not a lot. All right, let's give that a go Really Again. Starting on the B with one thing at 1234 Ah, head to go Did it wobbled it, hunk. Sometimes it honks kind of kind of a noise and squeaks and bleeps and bloops. But if you concentrate on keeping your mouth nice and firm and if you maybe allow your jaw a tiny, tiny micro a little bit, that might help. So what we will do this time is well started. The big in B A g f sharp e d. Taken breath and then we'll go back up again. D E f sharp G a B. Okay, let's give that a go. Ready? 12 three, four The ah ah, on uh and once more for luck. Let's do it one more time. 123? Ah, How did you go on? Reckon you probably did really well. Well done. We will talk about some more with F shops and ease and days in the next lesson. Well done. See you soon. 12. 016 HTPTS HotCrossRightHand: okay, and we're back live here in how to play the sax. Okay, So the previous lesson we were talking about three new notes we were talking about F sharp with the right hand f sharp, e a and D A couple of lessons ago. We were talking about three notes with the left hand. We're talking about B and A and G and a lesson, a cup, That lesson a couple of lessons ago, B's and A's and geez, we played hot cross buns. Why don't we live on the edge right now and play hot cross buns, but without the backing track with our right hand So hot cross buns? We know the melody from a couple of lessons ago. Let's play with the right hand. So the left hand we're keeping all fingers down. But with the right hand, we're gonna bay hot, which is an f sharp cross, which is any buns, which is a D, right? Hot cross buns, hot cross buns. One a penny to a penny. Hot cross buns. All right, so we can do that with the notes this time. F sharp e d f shop a d d d d d e a f shop a d. All right, let's see if we can try that together. Already again. I will have my saxophone up a little bit so you can see what my fingers are doing. But when you're playing stand nice and straight Nice and tall Shoulders, shoulders, outs Nice and tall Played with confidence, right? There's no timid. No such thing is wrong. Notes Play with confidence. All right, so let's play hot cross buns with the right hand. Really? 123 hot Ah, ah! Uh the ah again Ah ah! Uh huh. With ah Had you go, I reckon you rocked. Shall we try that once mawr together We'll see how we go hot cross buns while we're on a roll 123 again the ah ah ah ah ah All right, so hot cross buns, Three new notes We've done f sharp. We've done e and we've done d So now we have six nights under our belt. So again we will be a G If shop the d Let's just quickly because we're on a roll. Let's start on a B, go down to the D and then go back up to the b all I might que playing if you get lost. Don't stop. Try and join back in Ready. We'll start on a be 1234 Uh ah. Uh, Had you go? That makes sense. Let's do it together one more time, So go B A g f sharp e d Take a breath D e f sharp G a b Let's give that one go. Ready? 123 Hope uh, the ah again. Ah! Uh ah. Once more Ah, uh uh. All right. Well done will quickly do hot cross buns once again with the right hand And then we will call this lesson Done and ticked and done. All right. Hot cross buns f sharp e d Following May 1234 The way again. Ah, well done, you. You are a rock star. Fantastic. So we've got six notes under our belt. B a g f sharp e d. Why don't you have a bit of a practice of that? And I will leave you to it and I'll talk to you in the next lesson. Well done. Excellent talk to saying 13. 018 HTPTS NewNotesCFandCMajorScale: Hello there. And welcome back to another action packed, fun filled, exciting episode off how to play the sax. Let's continue how how to play the sex learning journey and let's set in a few new notes in today's lesson. So just a quick recap. We have talked about a few notes. So far. We have talked about a B and A and a G. We've talked about an F sharp and an E and a d. Let us add in one new notes, and that is with our right pinky. It is this second, you can see this too little Keep think piggy things here. It's the 2nd 1 It's the bottom one. We were adding in this low note, and it is a C so just again to recap B A G F shop, E d and a c a low C. So let's try that. All right, so we'll start at the top, start with a B, and we will go down all the way and add the pinkies or the pinky is a low note. All right, low C. Let's try that. Following me. 123 Hold that Losi! Had you go with C can wobble a bit. It can squeaking and blue pin Blair Pond happen and kind of it doesn't quite work unless you adjust your mouth and your throat with the low notes. May I make a suggestion? I have got a bowling ball. Here's my bowling ball. This is my virtual bowling ball. I am going Teoh force it and shove it down your throat. I've in your mouth. I've been wide. Let me put the bowling ball into your throats There. Now the bowling ball. Don't swallow it. Do not swallow the bowling ball. The bowling ball goes in and you hold in your throat. And what that does is hold your throat out. So let's try with the bowling ball of virtual bowling ball. Do not swallow riel balling bulls. It's dangerous. Bad for you, but without virtual bowling bowl. Let's try that again So we'll start on a be I g f shop de Sorry if shop if shop e d low c with a pinky. Let's try that again. 123 ah! How did you go? Once more with feeling 123 All right, so we've hit the low. See good. Que the bowling ball in there? Let's try a different note this time instead, off and f sharp. So we got those three fingers and an f sharp. We're now going to do an F. So that's the F sharp. That is the F That is the F shop that is the F. So starting again without B a g f the d See, Let's try that. Okay, B a G and you know, to F a. D. C. Let's try that. Ready? 123 may weaken Start. Let's start at the low C and we'll go. We'll go up. All right. Ready? 1234 Ah Ah! All right, well done. So we've done a low C with a pinky. We've done an F with the first finger instead of f sharp f Let's do one more new note and it is a another. See? So we've gone out b and to do the see above that we swap first finger for middle finger first finger for middle fingers. C B A G. Let's just do that. G A B c c b a g Let's try that. Won t ah again. Ah, let's do that once more with feeling like I really one more time. Ah, excellent. So just to recap, let us try. We'll start without new notes and you see the sea the middle See here in the middle Let's start there and we'll see if we can go all the way down to all the fingers with the low See ? All right, so we got C B A g New note F a D. C with the low pinky. Right? Let's try that. Let's go down all the way down and then let's try a lap again. Ready? 12 and let's go up. Ah, all right, well done. Congratulations. You have just achieved Your first scale is a C major scale. C is for cookie, and that is good enough for me. But see, Major, let's try that. Let's see if we can start down low. This is a little bit tricky. We'll start down low, C D E F G A B C and then we'll go back down again. C B a g f e d c. Let's try that. Start down low with a loping heats. I remember Balling bowl. Put the bowling, Bowling if you're a little bit older and your mail, if you can. A hint. Drop your Adam's Apple, your Adam's Apple If you are probably over the age of 13 14. 15 your Adam's apple is the lump in your throat sieving and drop it a little bit. But from a female perspective, if you're female, your Adam's apple isn't as easy to drop. So here's virtual balling bowl. The bowling ball works for everybody. Okay, falling bowling. Big breath start on a low C and will go up with that C major scale one to ah uh huh. And down again. Ah, well done, you c major scale. I have a request. Scales are fairly boring, but they are really good for getting your fingers working really good for getting in mouth working. They're really good for getting your saxophone working. So from here on, what I want you to do please is practice. I leave one minute every day C major scale, and we will add in some new scales in the next lesson. So thank you very much for joining me how to play the sex. Let's get going, you rock. See Major Fantastic 14. 020 HTPTS MoreNewNotesC#DandDMajorScale: So we're looking to keep going with how to play the sex and in this lesson will continue on . We lent some new notes last Listen, let us adding one mawr actually tomb or new notes and we'll open up a new can of worms and hopefully we'll see how we owe. But the first new notes were going to do today is a c sharp, a c sharp on This is the trickiest of all notes ready because there are no fingers involved . It'll you do not need fingers to place a shop. So see shop. Nothing on the left hand, Nothing on the right hand. Totally open. Okay, No things at all. It sounds like this. Ah, there's the sea shop like a really hard So let's move. Let's just practice and sort of recap from where we were with the last lesson. Let's pray a c, an a C shop, C C. Shop C C shop. Let's do that one. Ah, had you go a little bit like a siren. That's OK, that's OK. Let's just recap. Let's just do a quick couple of nights. G A B, C G A B C would do that twice ready? 1234! Uh, that's good. Let us do down low the A F shop D E f shop. Let's try that. Ah, uh, all counting. Let's try to get 123 Now again, when you're playing, make sure you're standing nice and straight. Make sure your next steps in the right height Make sure pivot the saxophone pivots on the next trip on the little hook into your mouth. I am holding my sex a fine up to the camera so that you can see what I'm doing with my fingers. But I want you to stand very still. So again, we've just talked about a C shop. Let's go. G A B C shop G A B C shop. Let's try that. 123? Ah, uh, cool. Good. Lets us try now, J if a D c g f e d c. Let's try that one, Teoh. Ah, uh All right, so we've got just to recap. We have done a new note, see shop with no fingers. We have touched on the other notes that we've learned in previous lessons. Let us try one more one more new notes. And that new note is a D. Now with Dundee's D is all fingers on the left hand, all fingers on the right hand. But this time, let us add in on the back. We're adding in the register key. This little fella here with your thumb is the register key. So we're going from no fingers. This is it. This kind of starts to get a little bit brain straining. So suddenly fall over and it'll gets a little bit complicated because you're Brian's heading. That's okay. Don't damage the sex of only a few for live up. Sorry. I'm kidding. Bad deg jokes again. Sorry. Actually again. Not. I enjoyed being an embarrassing dead. Let's keep going. So see sharp nothing. And then we're going to go all fingers all at once And the register key at the back. Okay. Say that again. No fingers to all fingers, including the register. Kid. The back. So I have a listen. This is what it should sound like. C sharp. First to the d with all fingers and the register key. Okay, see? Shop fist. You try. Let's try that again. Ready? Had you go. It is a little bit tricky. If you want to press stop on the video right now and maybe give that a little bit more of a go or if you're ready to continue, let's keep going. So continuing on Well, let's start down a lo de lo de So the low D is without the register key. No register key. And we will go from low D E a f shop G I B c shop de with the register key. So we start down low and we're going up high. Really? Let's try that. 13 and again, let's go up and then we'll go back down again this time Ready? One tape. Sorry. Trucking. 123! Ah! Had you guys excellent. Well done. You did really? Well, of course you did. Really? Well, I know that you did really Well, now what we've just done there is a d major scale. When the last listen, we played a C major scale here. We've just lent another scale D major. So let's recap that we have in the previous lesson, we did see major with the low pinky note, So C d E f g A B C back Danny in C b A g f e d c. That's the C major. And today's listen, we've done D major D e f shop G I B c Shop day all fingers and the register K at the back. Let's do that Seem made your 1st 1 to the pinky 123 ah uh C Major, they will do d major ready. And that's D E f sharp. G A B c Shop Day old fingers with the register key. All right, Ready? Starting on a low d without the register k one. Ah, the excellent. We've now ticked off to scale. See Major and D major without it. A few new notes. We've got C shops. We've got low SES with about f sharps and EFS efs shops and ifs See shops and cc shops and sees with added the register K for D How many more notes can we add in? Actually quite a few, But what I want you to do scales, scales are the vegetables again off the music scales of vegetables of music You have to eat vegetables otherwise you won't grow up to be big and strong. Same deal with scales, scales and music. You have to do them because otherwise you think it's sort of don't quite work. Probably. But may I suggest Don't spend any more than two minutes on scales every time your practice . They're a good thing to warm up with unpacking sex. If I and put it together, pick it up, play a C major scale up and down, up and down a couple of times. Then play a d major scale up and down, up and down A couple of times. And you done. That's all you need to do scales A good well done to new scales. Congratulations. I will see you in the next exciting episode off How to play the sex Also, you in the next lesson. Thanks. 15. 022 HTPTS LongNotesandBreathing: and we're back. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, thank you very much for joining me. Once again, we talked in a previous lesson about breathing. We talked about Dia friends in our of the muscle, in our stomachs. We talked about lungs. We talked about blowing. That was a previous listen. Since then, we've done a few notes. What I would like to do now is, let's expand on the breathing. You need to be able to take a big breath and deliver that breath for as long as he is possible. Now, what does that mean? As long as possible. That means different things to different people. My body is different than your body, which is different to her body, which is different to his body. Everybody's body, everybody's body. Everybody's body is different. So the more you practice like with bodybuilders, bodybuilders. They do lots of whites that you lift weights and they go hurt, and pretty soon they've got these massive muscles. It's the same thing with lungs. It's the same thing with music. It's the same thing with playing your saxophone. So with your lungs, when you take big breaths and you play your sacks And then you take another big breath and you play your sex s'more. Your lungs get more and more used to it and you get fitter. It's exactly like bodybuilding. Exactly like going for a run. You run today, you run down to the mile walks of the end of you at the end of your driveway and you're exhausted. Tomorrow you do it again. You're not as exhausted. The next day you run to the end of the street and you can get further and further. Same thing here. So what? I would like you to practice, please. With this lesson, we're going to take a big breath below a note for as long as we can. And then we'll stop and then we'll do it again. OK, so firstly, what we will do is we will blow a G. So three fingers 123 with a G, we will blow a G for a count of five. All right, I will blow a G. I will use my other hands to counter five, but on you to have your hands in the right position. Ok, so like this. Ready? Big breath on. Go! Ah, excellent. Well done. That was fairly easy. Let's try that again. Big breath. Ah, fantastic. Let's try that again. Still with the G. But let's go to seven. So I got 1234567 Okay, ready and breath. Ah, good. Let's try that again. Let's go to whites. 12345678 Ready? Ah, good. How you feeling If you're feeling a little bit woozy, Okay, well, we'll just stop and I'll just talk. And if I'm feeling lazy and full either I'll apologize. But I don't think I will, cause I'm a little bit used to this concept. All right, so I want you to practice over the coming days and even the coming weeks. Every day I want you to take a big breath, pick a note. Any note, there's many of them on the saxophone. Take a big breath and hold it for a long as you can. Now, this time, let's try and a ah, we will blown I for a count of 10 or 10. 123456789 10. See how we got ready? Big breath. Hold Lee of a fingering two notes here we go. Ah, had you go, Let's do it again. 123 I Ah Fantastic. Now little push it. Let's try 15. Ready? Let's try account of 15. Let's try back to RG three Fingers on a G. We're going to count to 15. Blow for 15. Ready? 1234 How did you go? So what I want you to do? I'm sure you did really well, Fifteens probably starting to be a challenge between 10 and maybe a little bit more 15 is probably a challenge. Okay, I understand that I understand completely. No problem. It is no problem If you could only get to five, OK, but if we can every day I want you to play your saxophone Big breath Push from your dire frame Empty your lungs. Blow it for as long as you can. Maybe if it helps If you tap your foot Okay, tap or counting your head Whatever. Let's do 15 1 more time will counter 15 player G 123 excellence And if you can get to 20 go for it. If you can get to 25 Governor, if you can get to 30 year complete freak and make sure that you've got your hospital on speed dial. Because, quite possibly, if you get to 30 you'll fall over and do yourself an injury. So don't go to 30 believing go more than 15. That would be really good. And maybe only if you're feeling dizzy. Stop. Okay, so I need to do it a couple of times. Big breath. Blow counter. 10 Stop. Have another breath or two big breath. Blow can to 15. Stop. Do it again. Or maybe 12. Or maybe 13. Or maybe it's 10. Whatever is good for you. Big breath. Long notes. A couple of times every day. Rock and roll. Thank you very much. And I will see you in the next lesson. Thank you. 16. 024 HTPTS NewNoteBflatandFMajorScale: and we're back. Live Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Hello. Good afternoon. Good morning. Today my name is Matthew. Thank you for joining me on yet another fun field action packed How to play the sex. Listen, and today we are going to live on the edge. We're gonna go wild, We're gonna go crazy, and we're going to play an F major scale, and we're going to learn a new note. Scales. I've mentioned scales before, scales air a little bit tedious, and I apologize. But scales are really good for your fingers. It really good for your mouths. They're really good for your muscle memory on getting your brain into saxophone gear. So I will just do a couple more quick scales. We are going to do F major. That is the letter F f for Fred. We know what an F is. An F is three fingers with our left hand and one without rights. Now the problem. There's no problem here. The new thing with F Major is we're gonna throw in a new notes. We've done quite a few notes already. We're going to throw in a new note in today's new note ears white fort B flat B flat. So that's halfway between an A and A B. That's a little bit lower. That's what the flat means. When something you notice flat, it is lower than its name. So be flats is slightly lower than the B. And and just as an aside, the equal and opposite a sharp is slightly higher than its name. So for the sake of the argument, and F sharp is slightly higher than if. But I digress B flat. We to play a B flat. We'll get to our F major scale in a minute. But to play a B flat here is our be one finger. Here is our i e two fingers be flats were gonna introduce one of these little side keys and this bottom one here. So we playing a which sounds like this. Ah, and then with our rights sort of knuckles of halfway between knuckle on your hands halfway in between. So round about here year Tep the side, the side k and again, apologies is a little bit hard to see. But with your index finger, your pointing finger pushed down this bottom of the three notes. So here's our A Ah. Adding, you know, new notes. This side K here of the flat. Uh uh uh. Here's how b on B flat. Slightly lower. Had you obey flats living on the edge. Let's just quickly get that coordination working. Some were playing a Then we'll add the side key B flat. They will take them off in state of the B. Then we'll go down to the B flats. They will go down to the A. So have a listen. This is what we'll do. See if you can have a listen to May 1st a first, uh, B flat, Uh, be back to be Fletch. Back to a drinking. You can try that. Try it with me. Now will do to beats for each of those notes. Right. So try this with me now. So we got a beef. Let be B B flat. I you try. It will do to Bates. I'll count in. You joining in? We'll do a few of those. Up and down. Up and down A couple of those. Ready? Okay. 12 Starting on a 1 to 3. Ah Ah. All right. How'd you go? You did well. Of course he did well, a B flat, B B B flat A member of the side Keep would not touch it. Not using her finger. The points psychic. Excellent. So we've learned to be flat. We need that B flat in our f major scale f major scale. Have a listen, but have a listen first. It sounds like this the ah. Okay, so those notes just to make it easy, we start on our f if g a b flats see de de with all fingers and the register key A f and back down again f with a register key A still with the register key D with the register key going down. No Register K now see B flats i dri if let's try that together. Right to beats each note. Follow May study on F 123 and we'll go down again. One. Ah, cool, groovy Bananas. Let's do that one more time. 123 Theo! Uh, co. Well done. Now, while we're here, Let's just throw in a couple off. Watmore New note, actually, So we're down on our low. If there are no register key, we know out he we're going down we know that, e We know the d and we know this See with the pinky. So I starting on f, we'll just go down. Ah, let us throw in a new pinky, Our left pinkie on the saxophone where left Pinky's play is a whole have a case We've done without rights, Pinky for the sea down on this one. But on the left pinkie, we haven't really done too much. And what we want to do is we want to tuck with our low lowest note on the saxophone is a B flat. We talked about a middle B flat, which has a e in the side key. The low B flat is all fingers and our right pinkie on the sea. Pinky notes and left pinkie on this guy here the lowest one. So I'll try and hold up the sex defying, But it's kind of tricky to see, so I apologize that, Trust me. Let's start on if we'll go down and I'll show you. OK, have a listen. Ah, uh ah. Uh, OK. Do you want to try that with me? Let's try that. So we're gonna f a d seeping he bay flat pinky take a B flight pinkie off Back to the seeping. He D e f. Let's try that together. Ready? 123 cool. Clear of mustard. Let's try that again. Once more. Time F down to B. Flat back up again, Lois, not on the saxophone. Is that Load the flat. Ready? 1234 Ah, uh, head you go. That b flat is tricky if it kind of wobbles and squeaks and blips and bloops and doesn't quite sound like a right note Try. We've talked about bowling balls. Get the virtual bowling ball. Put it in your mouth. Hold it in your throat. Don't swallow the ritual bowling ball. Open your throat. Maybe lower your jaw. Just a smidge. A tiny bit. But you still want to have a fairly tight mouth. Okay, let us try that one more time. F down to the beef. Let ready. Go! Ah, so again, just a reminder. I'm holding the sex up on I'm moving to show you what fingers on doing. I want you to stay fairly still. Nice and still lasting up straight. Big breaths. Shoulders nice and nice and relaxed. Sex defying the sexy fine bottom of the sex sort of On your on your hip. Be hard to see off camera. Let's try that. But what we'll do this time is we will start on our F, but let's go up. If I If sorry start the game will go up. If g a b flat c d e f and they'll come down again and we'll go all the way down. F E d c b flat a g f on. Let's get going. If a d c be glad to see the e f let's try that. Okay, although I up all the way down and down a bit further and then back to the f again. Really. 1234 on a on down again Teoh Ah! Let's get going down And then ah uh ah! Excellent! Well done! That is our f major scale once Mawr Because we can, cause it's so awesome. We love if majors ready, Let's do it. The faster 123! Uh ah! Fantastic F Major, I need you to practice those three scales that we've done so far we've done see, Major, we've done deemed major And now we've done f major So, please, can you practice those three scales? Not a lot. A couple of minutes each day. Up and down, up and down. Go for it. It's good for you. You'll grab to be big and strong and an awesome sex player if you do that a couple of times every day. Excellent. Thank you for this amazing lesson. Once again, minds Matthew. And let's keep going with how to play the sex in another. Listen, thanks. 17. 026 HTPTS NewNoteG#andAMajorScale: Hello and welcome back. Another fantastic scale for you today. This might be the last one for in this series of of Scales. So that's cool. Last scale. We're going to do an a major scale. That is a for apple. We have. In another lesson we've talked about C Major. We talked about D Major. We've talked about F Major right now living on the edge. We're going to do a major. We know all the notes in our a major scale. Except for one. We have not talked about a g sharp note. The note g sharp, a G shop we've talked about before. A shop is higher than its name just by a smidge. So a G sharp is higher. J shop is higher than the G. So we know a g G's three fingers. We started off with G J three fingers. J Shop is with the left pinkie. Gee, shop top. Little key there with the left pinkie. We talked about the flats in a previous listen. So we're talking about g sharp here. It's the top one. So it sounds his energy. His RJ shop. Ah, his Audrey. Uh, he's Audrey shop. Um, drinking you can do that. Oregon. You couldn't do that. Let's try that. J J Shop J J Shop J. Let's try that one. Ah, All right, once more. Live on the edge. 13! How you going? Has your pinky getting tired. It might be so back to our original conversation. Our original conversation was a major. Okay, have a listen. I will play an a major scale. You just have a listen. Ready? Here goes, uh, back down again. Ah, that's what it sounds like. So you know all these notes already? Here we go. So it is an A B C shop. Dayal fingers with the register K A F shop. New nurture G shop. Still with the register K. I cool. Let's try that. And then we'll come back down again. Let's try it first. Starting on a low a. Uh, ready. Let's do it together to beat each 1234 uh, thing and we'll go back down again. So we've got a high with the register key. A free shop. If shop e d c shops. Nothing. B I e. Okay. Can we try? That will start on a high with the register k 1234 Let's do that again. Starting on the high, coming down again. 123 Theo! Groovy. Cool looking good. Sounding good. Awesome. Let's start on a low A no register key going up toe high with the register key and then we'll come back down again. Ready? Here we go. Rocking and rolling. This is good for having fun. We love scale. Scales are awesome. No, they're not. But we got to do them anyway. Scales a fantastic. They're good for your fingers, but we really don't like them very much at all. Scales a great Well, yeah. Okay. We have to do them. Otherwise we won't grow up to be big and strong. So please keep doing them anyway. Are you ready? Well, I'm starting on a 1234 Theo. Fantastic. There is Are a major a major scale with Lyndon. You note called G shop. Can we just get some g Sharps happening? Just quickly. A g sharp f sharp g sharp A. Let's just try that. 1234 Ah, ah, ah! I had to go. It's starting to get a little bit of a coordination. Octopus fingering kind of thing where your fingers get a little bit tangled. That especially when you're moving two fingers, you're going from an A to a G sharp tone. A to a G shop, A T J is just one finger. Hated G shop is two fingers. Let's do it. I may just guy once more. And then we will call that a big tick and we'll say It's just like a board one and we'll rock n roll ready a major going up, going down. Let's go! Ready? 1234 Theo. Well done, you. Thank you very much. Let's talk about how to play the sex in another lesson. But you've done well. Excellent. Thank you. I will catch you in the next lesson. Thanks. 18. 028 HTPTS FrereJacques: Ah, good a end. Welcome back. I was just thinking about you. I was just thinking that it's time to learn another song, and in this lesson, we are going to learn another song, an old traditional French song. Most people notice a French song. It is cold. Frayer a Jacques Frieri Giaka. Now pardon my pronunciation. I am not French. Hopefully that's fairly obvious. Frieri Jacque Frere Jacques Dorm, a voodoo doll, Mabou, Sunny LaMattina, Sunny LaMattina, Ding dang, Dong ding Dang dong or the other English version, which is a variation on the theme. I think it's called I hear Thunder so it is very simple. It has several notes. I will show you those notes. It's actually a nice song, and it's actually around around is where you play the song, and then somebody else plays exactly the same song but starts a little bit later. So you got two people playing the same song, but it starts a little bit later, so it all kind of intertwines, and it's it's really quite nice now, Frieri Giaka, I will show you Frere Jacques is a French song, and with French songs we need to get into character So here is my berry. We will pop on the bear I and we will go to France. Have you gotta bury. I'm sure you have. If you have, please press stop on the video now Going Get your berry and come back a white Already we got Whiting Whiting, You back. Excellent. Got to bury on. Excellent. This is good. Now Frieri Xhaka has got lots of these. Let's have eased lots of F Sharps Jeez A's B's and I don't think there's a c, but we'll find out. So for a jock, it sounds heavy. Listen, it sounds like this already, Helio. One thing that's it. Very simple. Now Fraser AKA, has four main parts. So the first part and each of those parts repeats that doesn't does it twice. So the first part. Fairer. Jacques Frayer er Jack up doesn't twice door Mabou Door Mabou Twice. Sunil, Emma, Tina, Sunil, Emma Tina Last one doesn't twice ding dang dong ding, dang dong or the other. The other lyrics I think he's I hear thunder I hear thunder I hear thunder heart Don't you hark Don't you pitter patter raindrops pitter patter Raindrops I'm went through So are you . There you go. But we're not here to listen to me sing. We are here to learn how to play the sex So the first part is rarer Giaka Frayer Rajah aka Does that be twice? And that starts on a D And it goes like this Watch my fingers listen to my sex So does that twice so d e f sharp d does it twice does again d e f sharp d And we are day with the register key with the thumb on the back. Okay, let's try that will do it slyly. Let's do it really slightly. Na na na na na na na na Let's try that. Your very falling off mind seems to be falling off. Ready Slowly, carefully. 1230 how did you go? Shall we do that again? Let's do that again. D e a f shop d Another day e f shop d once more. 123 All right, there's the first bit. The second bit, Dom. A new door Mabou. Very simple. Have a listen. Watch my fingers. Oh, so we still got the register. K on the second bit starts with an F sharp G a If shop g A. Let's try together. We're starting to get up high, so keep your mouth nice and tight. Keep your throat open. Big breath. Let's do that bit F sharp. G A F sharp G A. Right. Really together. 1234 Theo There we go. Told you the scales would come in handy. That's part of one of the scales we've done in the past. Anyway, let's add those two pieces together. I hear thunder. I hear thunder in the second bit. Hark! Don't you hark, Don't you All right? Ready? We'll do that one. Starting on the day. 12343 Oh, how did you go? Did you get tangled? Did you get lust? I'm pretty sure you didn't, but if you did, that's OK. There's no such thing as a wrong note in our saxophone lessons. But just in case you didn't quite get the same notes that I played, let's do that again. We'll just do those two components to parts again. Ready? It's not even a day. 12343 All right, this is good. We're halfway through now. The next pots is a little bit faster than perhaps what we're used to. But again, because you've been practicing your scales, your fingers will be fine on your left hand. So the French bit is Sunil, Emma, Tina, Sunil, Emma, Tina or the English translation Done because the translation the English words pitter patter, raindrops, pitter patter, raindrops. So we've gone, uh, starting on our I watch my fingers. Oh, you I'll slow that down. OK, so we're starting on a We're going up to a B back down to the I down to the G back down to the F shop, uh, back down to the day so slowly starting on A I'll do that slowly a couple of times and you try and keep up. You try and keep going, and I'm sure I'm sure it will be fine. Try. This will just do it slyly. I'll play you joining. So joining all played a couple of times. Okay. Hey, we got nice and slowly one tae Hey, heart way. I'll do it twice more and then we'll move on. Okay. Ready? Here we go. One Teoh. All right. And the last bits jumps over the break. We were talking about the break A couple of lessons ago when we add in the register key and take off the register. Keep So the were jumping over the break here. So the last little bit is ding dang dong ding dang dong. And it goes de a d with a register key deal with the register key A without the register key. No registered Katie on the A on then back up to the d with the register. Keep so like this. All right, we try that again d a d d a d once more. Here we go. Apply together. Ready? Here we go. One Pru? Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh. All right, so let's do that Pitter patter. Raindrops, pitter patter, raindrops I'm wet through im We're through. We'll do that. We'll do that. Second half of the song. So starting on our high with the register. Kate. Ready one. How'd you go? Let's do that one more time. Here we go. Starting on a I one que hay. All right. And that's pretty much it. Let's do it from the start. Okay, Let's do it from the start. Starting on our day, middle day with a register k, you were playing altogether would play it. I will keep playing. You try and joining will play through twice. Okay. The whole song. Twice. I'll play. Please try and join in it. Get lost. Police. Try and keep up or join back in again as I keep playing. Ready by twice. 1234 He way. Oh, way again. Theo. How did you go? Did you keep up? How was it? I'm sure it was good. It sounded good from where I was. And the berry, I think, makes all the difference. So if you've got a real berry or you're wearing a virtual baron virtual bear, I excellent. This is good. Let's keep going. All right. We've done it once through let's do it one more time, and then we'll do it with the backing track. Oh, I forgot to mention there is a backing track somewhere. I'm not sure where it is on this page, but there is a backing track that you can download and you can play along all right. Once more with feeling. And actually, we'll play it through twice. Ready? 123 Theo! Theo! All right, Fantastic. Let's try with the backing track now, while I've been talking My backing Treks on the iPad have gone off. Here we go. Let's try with the backing track. This is what the backing track sounds like. And there'll be a print out that you can print out with all the notes on it, too, if that helps. So like it's a printout backing track, download them. Print out the print out if you want to done print out the backing track because it just don't work here, you have a listen. I'll play along with the backing Trek, and we'll go from there. Ready? Have a listen. Is a couple of bars in Trier Teoh here Way, way through. Now the backing track still going. You can hear how the two visions of the song or into spicing and intertwining with each other on the other one. All right now what we'll do this time, What will do quickly This time? I'll rewind the backing track, and we'll let the melody start and we will join in a little bit after. Now the song starts and it's the same song. Two people are playing the same song like this fair, a Jacques Frayer, a Giaka and then the first person goes on door Mabou Door Mabou But the second person comes in so the first person goes prairie Jacque Frere Jacques. Then the second person starts Frayer a Jacque Frere Jacques Meanwhile, the first person going on and going on. So this time, with the backing track, I will start as the second person. Right? So the backing track will go first and I'll join in and maybe you guys can join in with me . All right, so I'll just re wind. That's Teoh there. All right, so we'll let the backing track do its thing Fist. It will start with the melody and we will start the second time. Is the second player okay? Way again, I think. And there we have it. Ladies in German Frieri. Giaka. So what I would like you to do, please is download the backing track. First of all, second of all, play along. Third of all, if you get confused, order a bit muddled or if you're not confident by playing, playing with you playing by AEA, download the printout, print out the print out. Okay, so you have done well. We have done French. The Barre has been a nice touch. I'm sure you've enjoyed the Berry Justus, much as I have and well done, Frieri. Shocker. I hear thunder. Hark, don't you? You're awesome! Once again, you guys are always awesome. Have I mentioned you're always awesome? Yes, I have. You are awesome. Thank you. And I will see you in the next lesson. Probably without the berry. But if the barrier helps, Might Where? The berry. Thank you. I'll see you in the next lesson. Thanks. 19. 030 HTPTS BatMan: Hello and welcome back to another edition of how to play the sax. And in this lesson, I have a question. Boy, my question is this Hands up. Who is old enough to remember the original TV series of Batman? I can remember it. I was I was very young, very young. OK, but you might have remembered it from when you were very young. Or perhaps you might not remember it'll You've probably heard of it, though. The original Batman TV Siris was so bad, it was fantastic. It was outrageously terrible. And it was awesome. It was really awesome. And the music was really cool, too. So in this lesson, what I wanted to do is learn the TV theme for Batman on our saxophones. Now, in keeping with the theme I do not have I'm sorry, a Batman mask and I didn't think it was appropriate to wear my undies on the outside of my Batman outfit. That's just a little bit too big. So I will, in keeping with the theme I have my Batman socks. Here's my Batman. Sucks just to keep a reminder of where we are, you can see my feet. Thought I will just tuck my very clean not stinky Batman socks just here. Now, that man, the words You remember the tune You probably know the words. It goes like this. None other than another nother, nother, nother nother. But mine don't. Another nother, nother, nother, nother, nother, nother, nother, nother, nother that another A but mind, but mine but man and that's it. But the Batman theme is actually really good. From a saxophone fingering point of you Get your fingers all moving or working quite nicely . Now have a listen. I will play it. It goes like this. Wait three and that's it. Now it sounds trickier than it is. My tongue is moving a little bit faster than perhaps will will do and what you can do right now, this second and that's okay, a couple of new notes that we need to put in. In fact, only one new note we talked about in a previous lesson, B flat. The B flats is a little bit is lower than a beast. There is a B to make a B flat, you put down the A and this third key on the side at the same time, so that is a B flat, right? So B flats. The first section off the bit of the Batman song goes B B flat A B flat, B B flat, a B flat B and kind of does that over and over again. And I'll apologise now. It's just started raining outside. So if it sounds a little bit fuzzy will apologize for the rain. But Batman was a caped crusader and he didn't let the rain stop him. And neither will we. So let's keep going. We'll do it slowly. I played it quickly before, but this time we will do it slowly. So ago. B B flat a B, flat B All right, Have a listen. I'll do it. Guys like these. Ah, Can you try? We won't do the fast talking. You tried joining with me now already. 1234 How did you go? Not hard. So does that. It does that a few times and does that four times. Okay, we'll try that. 1234 Uh huh. How is that? It's not hard. It's not difficult. Not difficult at all. And if it is, maybe we can slow it down. Maybe can slow it down at home. Maybe you can stop the video right now and just do that. Just a smidge slower. B B flat A B flat B goes up and down, up and down. The Batman song actually does it twice. And tongues each note twice. And let's try that double tongue ing. So, like this, have a listen to May. Can you try that? Join in with me Now will play it for that little line four times. Okay, here we go. Four times, two tongues, each note starting on a be 123 All right, four of them call now, the next bit. The next bit It is the same concept. Same idea. But we're introducing a new note this time. We are going to I'll show you first. And I've lost my Batman. Suck a man. The whole lessons ruined. Plus my Batman symbol. I suspect this is gonna fall off a couple of times. Apologies. Right. Where was I? New notes. Second section of that mansion. We know that e e and we know the d. It's gonna e, but we're introducing a new note with our right pinky, and it is cold and e flats. So there is our e e flat. Is this top key on the side here? The top key and the d so e at the D finger and the pinky. So it sounds like your that the hey lost my sock again in this land up again. Apologies for the well. Okay, back to our notes. E boohoo e flat. Ah di Lift the pinky. Her back to the A flat. Put the pinky back on. Uh, back to the A t a. A flat day, A flats. A a flats day. A flats like that. Ready? I'll show you again. You try with me. Ready? 123 four. Uh huh. Is that OK? Is that OK? I think it is. I think it's OK. Let us try once more with the Batman sock. But I suspect if it falls off again, I'm not. Just ignore it. Let's try. 123 Can we try that? But with two tongues for each note to tongues for each note dot, dot, dot, dot, dot dot Dr. Here we go. 123 hole. Okay, easy, easy. So that let's just recap will do the first bit four times. So that be the flat I A B flat B four of those. And in there with the two off a the flat D E flat A. He fled the A flat. Yep. Okay. Sigh. We'll just do it slyly. We'll do one note for each four times through, from the B to the B flat to the age of the beef. Let and two times for the e and the D flat in the deep. Right, Let's try it. One note for each one. Ready Following May 123 for the for the A. Then it goes back to the baby way. Now we introduce the most important part. Where goes Batman? Batman. But, man, All right, so the first Batman is an f sharp If shop with the register K at the back. So it goes like this. Oh, but, man, you try ready? 1234 And once more for life's high. If shop Batman. 1234 Another Batman on a going down from the F sharp to the e Another Batman. Really? 12 on the A on. Then the final Batman is back to a be like this. Eso We'll try those three Batman's F Shop F Shop If shop E BB, let's try that 1234 once more with Feeling Batman Starting on the F sharp with the register key. One, 234 A Dunder, A Batman on down to be Batman Bomb. So that's the song Broken down. Let us try. That's all at once. We will do it slowly. Let's do it. So we got four times for that first section two times the 5th 4 times with the first section, which is the bees B flat. Start again. B B flat A B flat, B B flat, a B flat, such for them. And then there's two of the e flat D e flat, e flat D. Then there's two more of the beast B B flat, a B flat, BB flip a And then we got the final Batman's F shop. If shop e BB right clear as mud. Yes, it is. Let's try that once slowly, four times with the bees of the start. One to a thing. How'd you go? Let's try that once more. At that speed, just the one note for each. The one tongue. For each note, they really Let's try that again at that speed. 123 Heart way Good. Now let us add in two tongues to tongues for each note again will go slightly. Apologies If your tongue gets a little bit tired and the kind of start dribbling, I'm not clogging popular by the end of this song, but that's OK. If you turn gets tired. Well, you can either keep playing because it's good for you. Or you can stop, have a wrist and come back. So two tongues for each note. Are you ready? 123 Theo. Oh, fantastic. There is the whole song, So the challenge for you is to speed that up a little bit. Now that's going to be difficult, but speed it up slowly. Don't don't go down in an end because you'll fall over and your tongue. White work. And it'll be it won't be a good experience, that many thing and do it slowly like we've been doing in this lesson. Great. If you can get your fingers coordinated, that speed awesome. If you can get a little bit faster, that would be even better. So over the next little while, next couple of days please practice. That's done on and on and on and on. And then maybe a little bit faster, done and on and on a little bit faster, Donna. And then done another Nana, I'm Pretty soon you'll sound just like Batman in the original 19 sixties version off the TV Siri's That is a big clap of thunder. I think that's a signal for me to be quiet, and I'll leave you to say, Commissioner Gordon, it's that signal, Thank you very much. We'll see you later on. 20. 032 HTPTS JingleBells: Ho ho ho Happy holiday season To you It is always the whole days here and how to play the sax. And in this lesson we are going to learn a vitally important song that you must be able to play every holiday season or whenever it takes your fancy on That is Jingle Bells Everybody knows Jingle Bells And so to get into character keeping with the theme once again I need you to go and get your Christmas hats Here is mine and this will help It has jingle bells Have you got a Christmas hat? Jingle Bells on your hat are not required But I had he's so let's get into it Jingle Bells I will play it And then I will show you how to play it already Hey! Huh? Ah, Uh ah ah ah Fantastic. I hope these on these bills are not going to be too distracting. But anyway, how does it start? Jingle Bells? How does it start? It starts on a B Jingle bells, Jingle Bells So I just will just do that bit Jingle bells, Jingle Bells It's all obey. I will make a suggestion when we're playing. These songs were played some songs before, and maybe in the next lesson will play another song. But when you are playing a song, if you can try and think the song in your head, that will help. If you can sing it to yourself in your head if you can hear it in your head, the jingle bells on the hat obviously help. But if you can hear it in your head, that just makes it a little bit easier. So with that in mind, Jingle Bells starting on a B and it's only a B this first little bit. Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells it's all obey. We'll just do that little bit. I can't be one finger on the saxophone. Here we go. 1234 But by back, Did you go? Can you do that? I reckon you can. Let's just do that little bit. Jingle Bells on a Baby Just that little bit one. Teoh Hey, Heart! Ah co easy, of course, is easy. It's one note. Then we go jingle all the way, right? So I was thinking that in her head, jingle all the way, have a listen, I'll play it and then I'll show you how to play it Jingle all the way. Ready? 1234 All right, so we'll just do that slowly. Jingle Jing with the bay on, then up to the day. All fingers, Three things left. Three fingers, right? And the register key with the thumb at the back. So we got Jingo b D. Ready you try. 1234 Jingo be deep, and then it goes down. So he b d g a b. So we got that again. I'll show you with the fingers. Jane, goal all the way. Have a listen. I'll play it. Uh ah. Again, the notes jingle all the way b d g a b once again b d g a b. You were playing together. Bled slyly b d g a b Ready on 23 let's try that again. 123 Uh, and once more with feeling because it goes up the register key and down again. 1234 How did you go? I'm getting you went really well because it's always holiday season when you're playing the sex phone. So let's start from the start. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, right? So we'll do it slyly. Starting on a bait. 1234 Is that okay? Let's do that again. 1234 Again. I'm moving my sex around so you can try and see what my fingers are doing. I need you to stand nice and still and do this ready. I'll play it. How? I want you to play it and you can join in, but I want to move, so you probably can't really see my fingers. Apologies, but ready. 1234 Okay. Uh uh Uh uh uh Ah! Excellent. Let's move on. So we've gone Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way. So now we're up to our what fun it is to ride. Now you probably notice That's mostly one, Noto. So again, it's fairly easy. And there it's a c. Okay, so C c c c c b b back back by. Ah, again, We're listening to it in her head. We're hearing it inside our brains. Oh, what fun it is to arrive CC, cc cbb Ready? On 234 Ah one. Do it again on 234 back. Fun it is to ride So Now we're up to on a one horse open sleigh. Have a listen on a one horse open sleigh. Keep it in your head. Uh huh. So they're all B's and A's B's and A's Have a watch of my fingers on a one horse open sleigh. Ah, on a one horse Open sleigh B B B A B a uh oh. Then there's the day. All right, so let's do that again. So we've got on a one horse open sleigh. 1234 way Put a date for the high Oh, on a one horse open sleigh Oh, Ready? 123? Que de with the register k o. So let's stop from the start and we'll get up to that bit. So we start on our be jingle bells right from the beginning Jingle bells, Jingle Bells, jingle All the way I would find it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh. Oh, what will get to them? Ready? 1234 way. How did you go? Let's do that again. Let's just do that little bit again. I'm We're about halfway through because the next repeats so it's pretty easy ready from the start up to the high Oh, with a D day in a register K and some jingle bells up to that 0.0, ready from the start. One to the thigh, The had you go. It's Christmas. Of course you went well. You need to stop and go ahead. Some turkey or some pork or some ham or something. Go for it. Have a drink. A white here. Well, maybe we'll just keep going. Let's get going. So we've done the first half of the song. The second half is very, very, very, very, very similar. So we've done the first half Jingle bells Jingle Bells, jingle All the way Our fun It is to ride on a one horse open slight Oh, Then it repeats itself Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way So we've done that already. So this is the second half. Let's do it 123 on Obey that, Uh uh ah once more Let's do that again, Baby, Baby, baby, baby de with the register kg a bay 1234 And now changes a little bit This last little bit Oh, what fun It is to ride similar to what we did before. One that's on a C. So Oh, what Fine it is to ride. Si si, si, si cbb Ready 12 on the sea That there? Uh, let's do that again. Our tongues are getting a little bit quicker here. Tuck, Tuck, tar, tutta tucked are or what fun it is to ride on the sea. On what fun? 123 one Once more 1234 Theun The last meat on a one horse open sleigh You know the song Keep it in your head on a one horse open sleigh So on a one horse open sleigh baby d d was trying it on a one horse you try. 1234 on a one horse ERP un's sleigh Let's do the ERP earn sleigh will do that little bit Just open slate Ah, so it goes C a g the open sleigh Okay, let's do that on a one horse open sleigh Starting on our bay baby D d c a g Ready 12! Let's do that again on a one horse Open sleigh, baby D j c a g one take the Huh Huh Excellent or no live will come back to that. Let's play the whole song. Let's play the whole song. We'll do it twice, Okay, we'll do it twice, see if he can keep up, but it starts on a B. Keep playing. I will keep playing UK playing. If you get lust joined, stop pause joy. Either press stop on the video. Or better yet, try and keep up. Try and keep going. Try and pick it up from way. If you get a little bit tangled. Remember, there's no such thing is wrong notes. Especially at Christmas time. Here it how to play the sex. There's no such thing is wrong notes. But if you get muddled cape joining in, so we're gonna play the whole thing twice. Ready? Starting on a be nice and slowly, 1233 Ah, again, Ah e way. Ho, ho, ho! How did you go? I'm getting you did really well, maybe if you're feeling adventurous at the end, But on a one horse, we can go up instead of down instead of going like we just did. Then instead of going on a one horse open sleigh instead of going down like that, we could maybe go up. We could go on a one heart soul Burns That's very high for May. Apologies for the terrible vocals, but that's okay. We're sex often ists Not necessarily vocalists. So maybe we can go up on a one horse. Oh, Burns like such sounds like so that little bit on a baby d d baby d day a f shop if shop with the middle one j still all with the register key on a one horse open sleigh hat This is almost fell off. Has your hat going. Okay, let's try that will go on a one horse open sleigh will go up baby baby d d e f shop j All with the register K Let's try that. 123? So we tried that once more. 1234 Let's do that. Let's play the whole song and at the end we'll go up. You ready? Start from the start Jingle bells, Jingle Bells and at the end will on a one on a one horse open sleigh. We'll try that one. Take a whole song now E e K e o ho ho ho Well done to you and well done to you and well done to you That is Jingle Bells. Happy holiday season. Especially that holiday season for you right now and off course it is because we play the sex. We're learning how to play the sex. Good for you Happy holiday season Hope Hope hope Ho ho! And I'll see you in the next lesson. Well done. 21. 034 HTPTS ShaveAndAHaircut: Hi there. Hello. Good morning. Good afternoon. Good day. And welcome back to how to play the sax. My name is Matthew. You know, that's today is a vitally important lesson. Vitally important. Listen, we're going to learn a couple of little riffs which have really important. You may know the little song. The little phrase. It's only a little snippet. It's called Shave and a haircut. Two bits but up a bump up. But but that's it. That is it. Shave and a haircut. Two bits. We need to play that We need to play that a couple of different ways on the sex if I ng. Because we are sex. Often wrists and as sex often ists, you must be able to play shaving a hair cut to bits because it goes on the end of every song. But but but But but but up. But but But But but but up, pop about pop pop up that kind of idea. So are you ready? I can hear you. Ah, you're ready. Excellent. Excellent. Ceesay. Dad jokes. I know, I'm sorry. So, shaving a hair cut to bits. It sounds like this. That's it once again or for that. So how does a go? I will quickly show you C g a g bay. See? Shall we try that again? Se c g a g b c on 234 that you try joining with me 12 on the sea and once more go Thank you one last time. Now Cool. Excellent. Can we try a different key? Same sound, same melody. But we'll try it in a different key. Let's try it on. Okay, Thank you. Let us try starting on a G. Let's try it on a low Giefer Sergey J three fingers. So same melody. Same rhythm, different notes. Let's try So it starts on g d d e d F Shop G. Let's try that G d d a day f shop G. Let's try to get a 1234 Then let's do it again. Oh, on 234 The, uh, go What's do it one more time J d d a. D f. Shop g 123 Go. Excellent. Now let's add the register cake. Same fingering time notes, but we will add the register K with a thumb on the back so it sounds like this good. Are you ready? Let's try that with the register key up high 12 Okay, let's do that. One more time on Teoh thing. Excellent. Well done. You shaving a haircut? Two bits. Fantastic. That is a vitally important little piece of sex. Sophonie, Sex. Sophonie. Is that a word? Let's agree. That is a word shaving a hair cut to bits. Well done. I will see you in the next lesson. Practice that it's important. You'll need it. I'm sure you'll need it. Finally. Important. I'm sure you'll need it, But it's gonna find anyway. Even if you don't need it, I'll see you next lesson. I'll stop talking. Thanks for killing. So your next lesson. 22. 036 HTPTS HappyBirthday: Theo Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to may I've got a birthday veg Today is my birthday Every day is my birthday And because we are sex often ists Every day is your birthday So today we're going to learn how to play Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to me Let's learn how to play Happy birthday Now I was just having a little play just before But let's do a nice, neat, simple version of Happy birthday. It sounds a little bit like this, Theo. Do you reckon you can do that? I think you could do that. And because I've got the birthday boy badge, you can play it too. I'm sure we can. Okay, how do we start? Heavy birthday? We all know the song we were talking about in a previous lesson. Keeping the song in your head. Sing it to yourself in the in your head, letting the song echo around inside your brain. Listen to yourself singing it. If you can hear it in your head, it will be much easier to translate into your fingers and into your saxophone. So how does it start. It starts on a C. We all know C and it goes a little bit like this. So middle finger see Happy birth D day to you So I will do that again. C c d c if a and once more c c d c f a So let's try that. Let's just do the fist little bit CC d c Happy birthday. C C D c. Ready? Let's try it slowly. C C D c one, 23 four. Huh? Ah, let's try it again. C C D c 123 Har Uh huh. Now we'll add in at the end of that and f e So Happy birthday to you C C D C f e. Let's try that. 1234? Let's try it again. C C D C F e A 1234 Excellent. There's the first line happy that they to you second line of have you that they to you goes like this Happy birthday to you Sounds the same of the start. So Happy birthday. Same again cc d with the register K at the back C c D c g three fingers f one finger so that second line happy but they to u C c d c g f Let's try that slowly Happy birthday to you 12 on the sea Now let's do that again. Happy birthday to you with a C C C D C G f 1234 Cool. Let's do those 1st 2 lines. Let's go happy But they to you Happy birthday to you So we've got C C D c F E C C D C g f So let's do that. 12343 Let's do that once more time Because I'm enjoying my birthday And I hope you're enjoying your birthday too If you got a bet there, Boy badge Have you got a birthday girl? Bej You should get one anyway. Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you 1st 2 lines 12 on the sea Go way Let's do it once more Just and then we'll keep going Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you on the sea 1234 Go! Good. Let's continue. So now we're up to Happy birthday to everyone. All right, so we got that in our head was still singing in our heads. Okay, so that the third line headline Happy birthday, dear everyone, we'll just do that one line. Happy birthday, dear everyone or insert your name here, CC start on a C happy. And then we do a big jump with just the register key. So still a C c c and then had the register k still a c c c register k A f a day. It's all Say that again, Sisi. And then another saying with the register key, I f a d. That sounds like this. Uh huh. Once more, have a listen. So the notes are once again cc at the register K for another. See? So here we go. C C c a f e d. Let's try it with me now. C c c A f a day. Try with me. 1234 Go, Theo. And once again, let's do that once again. C c C a f a d 1234 go! Hey, e o again. 1234 Good. Now the last line. Happy birthday to you. All right, so we've got some B flats. The happy is a B flat, so we won't be flat when we did the Batman song. I think a little while ago B flat is the two fingers on the left hand. And then this little guy on the side with your side knuckle side on the side. So that's a B flats, and we've still got the register key happening as well. So we're talking about a high bay flat like this. So those nights again B flat B flats take the beef like a off a F G f. So do that again. Be flat B flats. I A a f g f Happy birthday to you B flat B flat A f g f Let's do that to you. Want to be flat? Go and again one to be flat go, huh? Once more because it's good. We like this. There's one to be flat. Go, Huh? Okay, So let's do the last two lines that we've just let Happy birthday, dear Someone Happy birthday to you. Starting on L c c c high c A f e d b flat B flat a f g f Let's do it Starting on a c c c i c a f e d 123 go, Huh, Theo? Okay, let's do that again. 12 on the c e o. How did you go? I think you went well. I think you went well. And again. The birthday boy badge helps. Have you got your birthday boy? Or but they build girl badge. That's hard to say. If they go bej get a badge. Hively says Happy birthday. Let's play. The whole song will do it slyly Ready Whole song All the way through 12 Starting on a c 123 now, huh? Hey, once more with feeling We love birthdays. 123 Now go. Let's do it one more time for giggles just to get our fingers moving. And it's birthdays. We love birthdays. I love birthdays. Hopefully you do too. 12 Whole song. Now go, Theo! Theo! Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you having nothing to may Happy birthday to everyone And I will see you in the next lesson. Thanks. Happy birthday. 23. 038 HTPTS Happy: Hello. Good afternoon. Good morning. Good day. And welcome to another lesson here in how to play the sax. I have a question for you. How are you today? How you feeling? I am feeling happy now. There's a clue Happy I have my heavy badge. Do you have a heavy badge? Do you have a heavy smile today we are happy I'm happy you're happy We are all happy The world is good And we are going to learn Pharrell Williams song Happy Cause I'm happy up belong And I don't know the words cause I play the sax So yet whatever you know we know the tune Cause I'm happy etcetera, etcetera We will learn that song today So we will play along with the song I'll put a YouTube link somewhere here. You can get this song on YouTube. It is 10 million views on YouTube. You'll find it really easy, but I'll put a link so happy by Pharrell Williams. How does it go? Firstly, we will do just a little bit in the chorus. Okay, Just a little bit in the chorus. There's a few bits and bobs and there's a chorus and there's a verse, and we'll do a couple of little things in amongst that song and we will play along with Farrell. Farrell can't be here today. He sends his apologies, but we will play along with him via YouTube. Okay, how do we start the chorus? Let's start with the course. So the words, the lyrics they go cause I'm happy. And then there's a bit of stuff. So it's pretty easy cause I'm happy. All right, we can do that. We have the technology. So I had it ago. It goes like this pretty easy. Okay, We'll play that one more time. Uh, so how do we play that one more time? It's pretty easy. We start on an A because I'm with the sea. Happy with the D A case. We're going a C date a a se date a right like this. Can you do that? Let's try that Knots and slyly cause I'm happy. I see day, baby. Let's try it. One nice and slow. 12 Ready now. Oh, uh, once more. Let's do that. I see Day day. Nice and slow. 123 For now. Oh, cool. It's very easy. Let's speed it up. a little bit cause I'm happy. One, 234 Now Ah, uh, again to cause I'm happy. One, 23 now! All right, cool. We've got that first little bit. Now, the secret is that with the cause, I'm happy we're gonna haul that happy hold. The P and happy cause are happy. All right, let's try that one too. Three now. Good. Hold the peppy one again to three Now. Excellent. Now in the chorus is actually a little bit of singing and dancing. And and the and the band and the backing vocals in particular do a little bit of kind of nice holding long notes So we will do those long notes to Okay, so we've got the cause. I'm happy. And then we'll go down and notes E hold that nerds on. Then we'll go back up again like this, cause unhappy e because I happy e Alright, let's try that. So we know the cause. I'm happy. I see Davey and then we'll go down to the sea, will play another see and hold it. Then we'll go back into the day like this. 123 way. I got the idea. You try with me now. Okay, so we got cause I'm happy. Ready? Within a a C date a C c D. And again I see did a C C day. Let's try that. We'll try it twice. Really? I'll try and keep a bit of a bait so you can hear it or see it or something. Or 12 Hey, now way. I did four of them. How did you go? Did you keep up? I'm pretty sure you did. It's fairly easy. Sounds more impressive when you listen to the whole band, but for us, it's actually quite easy. So maybe what we conduce is we can play along. I will press play. He's one I prepared Earlier operas play and we'll do that. Are you ready? Let's have a guy. Here we are. It's starting. So there's a first fish, but we'll just joining in the chorus. Wright Mills. Well, just listen. We'll have a great get a happy on yet. And remember when the chorus comes up. Way got I see deep. All right, you ready? Here comes ready. 1212 All right. Nice. What? How did you go? Accounting a little. Be quickly. Doesn't it go. And I tried to give a bit of a counting 1212 cause I'm happy yet, so I'll try that county and again. 1212 cars on. Happy. Let's try that. Let's play it without feral. Ready? 121 Teoh. Cool. Let's try that. All principal rewind. The type shows how old I am rewinding the tape. Not really rewinding the tape, um, sliding a slider back on YouTube. But, hey, let us slide it back right from the start. So here we go. Here's the start. We got the vest at the start. Bomb will just have a jam. Just listen a little gray little grave because we're happy. Barrels happy. He's happy. I'm happy you're happy. Ready? Yeah. We're going to stop studying 11212 Yeah. So then there's another verse happening, so we'll see what happens with the bursts, and we will join in again with the second chorus. So what I've just done now is I've just stopped it. The next verse will happen and we will join in with the next course. Okay, Let's keep doing that. So here is the second guess. Second best happens way will join in like we did before on our a c D c c Deep. All right, you ready? Way? Run! Now, Now, here in this part of the song And hopefully you've heard it before But here in this part of the song their stats a Bassem some ladies backing vocalist lady singing in the background and they're going to go Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, Happy. All right, so that it's again, very simple that the, uh it's only four notes 24 notes, two times each note. So it goes like this it on a mm i and then a g uh, and then f f. But then we live on the edge and do an E and heads I go again. We go a g f f a. Let's try it together. Let's try just a little bit slower. A g f f e. Let's try that together one, two very slowly. Let's try that again. 12 nice and slow or we could live on the edge. We could do it up the optimum. We could do it without register key up to you, but let's try that with the register key. One to the go. We'll try that again with the register. Kate. Ready 12 Still on on a go. Totally up to you, With or without the Register key A J G F f A. So I will press play again and we'll see if we can do a couple of those. All right, we'll join in. See how we go now. Yard in here. Happy. 123 way course. Sorry, I'm yelling and it's allowed here. I'm enjoying it. It's good to play it loud. Justin aside. Play it loud. It's been when it's loud. So we just did that. Happy, happy, happy, happy. And then we went back into the chorus again. So let's see what we can do. Okay, now what we're gonna do is we'll do some of those happy. He's happy, happy, happy, happy A G if if E will do a few of those, and then it leads into the course. So I'll try and count us into the chorus, but for the first bit will play along with Pharrell and again the YouTube. I'll put a YouTube link some way here so that you can find it. Or maybe there's a little. PdF actually put it in a little pdf download as well. So the YouTube link will be there. But in this case or press play again and we'll do some happy, happy, happy, happy. And then it'll lead into a course. Happy's a g f f e a. And in the course I see D c C V rights, but will do Happy's first a g f e Ready. No way. - Happy's Let's Happy's Ready Way and they would Go. It's a rather infectious song and I really like it and it makes me happy. It makes you happy. I'm pretty sure it's made a 1,000,000 gazillion people all over the world. Happy. I've got my happy badge. I like this song. So what did I do with the in there? You might have noticed I was playing along, But then I put in a little harmony. So with the cars, I'm happy what we were doing. We were going a c D C C d. But I changed it. Change it. It still fits. You can do what you like there, but what I did was instead of going, D c c d. What I did was uh, a g g a. Uh hey, so without a C, Which is cause I'm I see. But the harmony e g g a. That sounds like this one who want to Ah, Uh huh. Ah! Ah. So which one do you like? It doesn't matter. You can play one. I can play one. I can play one, and you can play one, or you can mix it up. So it's so there's two of them in that little course because I'm happy or because I'm happy . So the original one we did at the start Ah, or a possible another option is Ah ah ah ah! So my suggestion to you is mix it up. Do either of or of those little riffs in the course in whenever you feel like it. Those happy, happy, happy happy that fits over the versus too. So you can do that pretty much whenever you like. Okay, going do it as many times you like. Over the Vess is remember, the chorus is have some fun. If you feel that you want to change notes, live on the edge, change nuts. You don't have to hold those long notes, cause I'm happy you don't have to hold them. What? It was good for you. If you want a wiggle, your fingers, play some notes, play some other notes. You can't go wrong playing confidently. Play it loudly. Played happily Go for it. But hopefully what I've given you here is just a little bit of a format of a structure to play along with Pharrell Williams. Happy? I've enjoyed it. Ah, Hope you've enjoyed it to my name's Matthew and you are awesome. And together I'm enjoying learning how to play the sex with you guys. So stay happy and I'll see you in the next lesson. Thanks way 24. 040 HTPTS PracticeMakesPerfect: Welcome back, Unpleased. You've joined me once again. Now, this is my serious face. All right? I'm very serious now. We're going to talk about practicing. Very serious Is practicing or not? As the case may be, let me explain. You need. If you're going to learn how to play the sex, you have to actually play the sex. You need to take it out of its case. You need to put it together, and you need to actually put it in your mouth and blow and wiggle your fingers. Now, from there, it doesn't really matter what you do and how long you do it for. Obviously, the more you do it, the more often you do it, the better. What will be practice is really important. It's like everything, especially when you're learning something new. So may I make a suggestion? It is better to do five minutes practice every day. Then it is to do one session off 30 minutes, half an hour a week. Okay, so let me say that again. It is better to do five minutes every day, then one session of 30 minutes once a week. And if you want to extrapolate on that if you wanna go bit further, it's actually better to do 10 minutes every day than it is to do one hour every week. Okay, so, please, can I suggest at least five minutes, probably 10 maybe more every day. And the key is every day. Or maybe if that doesn't fit into your schedule every second day, whatever. But as often as is possible. So what does that mean? Well, then that raises the question. Well, what do I actively practice? How do I practice? What do I do when I practice? Well, the first thing Like I said before, take your sex out of its case. Put it together, put it in your mouth. Blow whatever you would like. Play whatever you want. Play your style of music. If you are into death metal, then go our death metal. If you're into nice kind of classical, then, yes, place a nice classical music if you're in the funk or jazz or rock or roll or blues or whatever. Christmas carols, birthday songs. You know, nursery rhymes from when you're a kid, it doesn't matter. Play whatever you would like. Maybe a little bit of guidance, maybe a little bit of suggestion what I would suggest and what I would recommend you do when you put your sex together. The first thing you should do is a couple of scales. I, uh maybe two years. No, no, no, no. I don't know, etcetera do up and down, up and down a couple of different scales with in this series of lessons we've talked about C. Major, we've talked about D major scale. We've talked about F major scale to name but a few. So maybe do two or three each of those. It'll take in one minute. Do that next. Have a little bit of a play with maybe some of the songs that we've done in the past. Previous lessons go back place in previous lessons. Maybe you don't need to do the whole lesson again unless you want to buts towards the end. Play the whole song of the off from the previous lessons. Another suggestion would be Get your phone out, get the headphones on, put your earbuds in, put your headphones on, press play on your music of choice and just play along just joining like we did in a previous lesson with Pharrell Williams and happy Cause. I'm happy. Just play, Just play. That is my recommendation to you. Just play. Play often. Play as much as you want to. If it's too hard. If it's frustrating, put it away. Come back to it and play again. So five minutes minimum every day is better than 30 minutes. Once a week. Go for it. Sex Fun is fun. If it's not fun, play a different song. If you've got any questions, if you've got in comments, have you got any queries? Please feel free to ask. Ask me, Send me a message, Let me know. But make it fun. Whatever is fun. My definition of fun is different than your definition of fun, and that's OK. That is okay. Play the music and the style that you want to play. Just do it every day, that's all. So that's my ranch. That's my very serious vice. It's not that serious. Practice makes perfect. Yes, it does, especially with musical instruments. So my my request to you is play or sex. Excellent money is Matthew and I'll talk to you in another Listen at another time. Thank you