Sound Like a Professional – A saxophone workshop with Anton Schwartz
What is it about the playing of a great jazz saxophonist that makes it sound so fluid and professional? Tone, intonation, time and note choice are all important, but they are not enough. In this workshop we observe and discuss in close detail many of the choices of note attack, emphasis, contour, duration, and release that differentiate a master from an average player. Students will be critiqued and interactively guided by the instructor to overcome their individual obstacles.
Participation is encouraged but not required.
Participating attendees should prepare this étude to play for critique: http://antonjazz.com/2012/01/saxophone-etude. Those who find the étude difficult are encouraged to prepare it at a slow tempo, or prepare an easier piece such as Doxy or Tenor Madness.
$45 advance purchase/$60 day of the workshop