With Heart & Soul
Our songs composed specifically for saxophone are just waiting to be played by you.
Whether it’s pop, blues, Latin or reggae, there’s something for everyone.
J.S. Bach€4,99 product page
Straight to the Heartab €4,99 product page
Sophisticated Showcaseab €4,99 product page
Where is the coconut?ab €4,99 product page
Dancing on the volcanoab €4,99 product page
Crunchy Motownab €4,99 product page
Blues is in the airab €4,99 product page
What to expect?
What you get!
Mit der Akkordbegleitung für Gitarre und Klavier, kann ich mit anderen zusammenspielen.
Extra für Saxophon komponierte Lieder mit perfektem Studiosound wie aus dem Radio. 5 Sterne!
Die Vielfalt der Songs ist klasse! Je nach Stimmungslage der richtige Song zum Spielen.
Für mich als Einsteiger ganz schön tricky, aber mit den Büchern und dem Online Unterricht klappt´s!
So macht Spielen Spaß! Super Sound und tolle Songs, die Lust auf mehr machen.
“With the Play-Alongs, you have a great template and a great goal – you want to sound just as good on your saxophone as the sax on the Play-Along. The best way to achieve that is by listening, playing along and imitating.
That’s exactly how all great saxophonists used to learn. Back then, there weren’t as many Play-Alongs to choose from as there are today.”
The record cabinet was opened, the favorite song was listened to over and over, recorded onto a cassette, and then the real work began. Phrase by phrase, it was listened to repeatedly, with attempts to play along and keep up. With headphones on, it starts: forward, backward, forward, backward, until the cassette player is smoking…
As you listen and play the song, and individual phrases, so much that it crawls into your head, your heart, and especially your saxophone. You hear more nuances, internalizing not just the right notes, but also the sound, phrasing, dynamics, and everything that goes with the song.
My first song back then was the jazz hit Mercy, Mercy Mercy by Joe Zawinul played by Cannonball Adderly on the alto saxophone. It is a legend and a milestone in music history.
Nowadays, it’s all much easier with the abundance of sheet music and play-alongs as well as digital technology – and you don’t ruin as many cassette recorders anymore :o).
However, the method remains the same:
listen, follow along, and play along. Keep your ears open and imitate as much as possible. Sound, phrasing, dynamics, and expressiveness – because that’s what makes a song a really good song.