Warming up, playing faster and playing more creatively
In this section you can see many of the exercises and patterns presented in Taming The Saxophone volume III. We start off with a wonderful daily warmup exercise and then progress through different types of fingering patterns and licks for jazz, blues and rock playing.
Timing and Articulation.
All throughout this course, I am going to emphasise the importance of playing evenly – many people start to play fast before they can play at an even tempo, which results in sloppy timing. Just as a drummer practises rolls very slowly to begin with to make sure the strokes are even, that is what we need to do on the saxophone.
Even when you have progressed quite a way through the exercises at a good tempo, the warmup exercises are great to get you (and keep you) grounded and focussed.
In the fingering exercises section: