Wow! Such an amazing response from students about the new Rhythm Skills Workout Mini-Course!
This week in Sax School you get access to the final two lessons in this series.
These lessons are packed with exercises and techniques you can use right away to improve your sense of time and counting skills on saxophone.
What’s inside the Rhythm Skills Workout for Saxophone Mini-Course?
Rhythm is something that all of us struggle with as saxophone players. This course is packed with practical exercises you can use every time you play. Understanding how to approach rhythm and counting the right way makes it easy to improve your timing.
Starting with the beat
We begin our rhythm journey by looking at the nuts and bolts of rhythm. The beat. In this lesson you will learn how to listen to music the right way, so you can determine where the important pulses are in the music. This helps you when playing your saxophone with a backing track, so you can play in time.
We follow on by doing more advanced clapping exercises over a range of musical styles. In this lesson you’ll also get practice identifying separate beats in each bar and even clapping on “off” beats.
Putting it in Action
Now that we have a solid understanding of where the beat is in the music we hear, we transfer this to our saxophone with some counting exercises to play.
Understanding how to read a rhythm is one thing, but what about the rests in between? In this lesson you will learn how to count rests in your music, which is important for all types of playing.
Off Beats vs On Beats
Finally, we look at how to identify the “important” parts of a rhythm when we play them on saxophone. This makes it easier to decipher more complicated rhythmical patterns in our playing and makes us more confident when we are faced with a new rhythm to play.