Beginning Student Curriculum

 
 I.  Equipment Selection
   Learn what horn is right for you
   How to select a saxophone
  Selecting an appropriate mouthpiece for your skill level
   Reed selection and maintenance
   Mouthpiece/reed setup and adjustment
   Saxophone cleaning, care, and maintenance
 
 II.  Study Regiment
   Proper sitting posture
   Warm up exercises
   Proper tuning
   Tonal exercises
   Finger exercises
   Scales and patterns
   Beginning musical composition study
   Beginning Theory
 

 III. Tonal Technique:

   Developing a robust,  tone quality
   Playing in tune while playing different volume levels
   Dynamics and phrasing
   Proper breathing techniques
 

IV. Interpretation & Phrasing:

   What the composer intended
   Reading what’s between the notes
   Articulation
   Timing
   Accenting
   Slurring
   Volume level
 

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