Phrasing: Rapping on the Sax & Lyrical Playing - SUNDAY August 2 (3-5PM ET)
Join us this Sunday 8/2 for a live online workshop all about phrasing! It’s important to simultaneously build knowledge of the notes you play AND the knowledge of how to use it in a musical sentence. Great phrasing will allow you to create a compelling musical performance when playing the melody and improvising!
This will also be our most interactive workshop to date! We’re delighted that many of you from our past workshops have been eager to join us on screen and get real time feedback. This time we’ll be dedicating more time to just that!
In this workshop you will learn how to:
- Improvise using rap rhythms allowing for more rhythmic phrasing
- How to approach and play the melody in different ways including using lyrics as your guide
- How to integrate different phrasing lengths including a short (1 bar) and longer melodic phrase (2 - 4 bars)
- How to keep good time when play acapella or with a band
We’ll be walking you through each technique step by step, giving you exercises you can practice at home and answering your questions live. We’ll also leave you with a PDF workbook, a private curated playlist and an invite to a post workshop virtual jam session!!!
There will be a live Q&A for each topic in the curriculum and we will spend time answering your questions regarding each topic!
<3 Grace + Leo
Keeping Good Time (20 min)
It’s important as a horn player to not only play the melody and internalize the chord changes but also keep good time as you do it. In this segment we will lead you through exercises that will allow you to keep good time when you play acapella and with a band. This is an essential foundation for playing with good phrasing.
Rapping on the Sax with Leo (20 min)
Leo P will lead you through exercises to expand your phrasing including punchy, rhythmic rap rhythms. He will show you how you can go about creating your own rap rhythms on your instrument!
Lyrical Phrasing with Grace (20 min)
Grace will show you how to create variations and embellishments based upon the melody when you improvise. You’ll learn how you can use the lyrics to lead you in your musical decisions and to create a stronger emotional connection to what you are playing. You will also learn how to improvise using short (1 bar) and longer phrase lengths (2- 4 bars.)
Live Demonstration & Feedback Portion (45 min)
We'll bring students on to the screen to try out these techniques and get our real time feedback!
Q&A (15 min)
Ask us anything!
Don't take our word for how awesome this will be, here is what past students are saying:
“The biggest take-away from your workshop is this - access to your enthusiasm and encouragement. It has provided me with extra air under my wings in approaching my practice at the craft of playing the saxophone. You guys are the new generation, the mantle has been passed on and it couldn't be in better hands. God Bless you both!” - Jay 🎷
"You guys! I am so proud of my kid, thank you so much for encouraging her! She felt like the online workshops weren't for her because she is a student, but went for it and really gained a lot from them... both skills and confidence! Thank you for including all skill levels!" - Stacey ❤️
"Thanks again for the awesome workshop last weekend. My son thinks the world of you both. And I know Leo has been so instrumental in shaping his confidence - not just in music but in life. Just thank you. So much. These workshops are fantastic." - Jessica 🎉
The workshop is scheduled to take place at 3-5pm EST. See table below for your timezone.
|Hawaii Standard Time (HST)||9am|
|Pacific Time (PST)||12pm|
|Central Time (CT)||2pm|
|Eastern Time (EST)||3pm|
|British Summer Time (BST)||8pm|
|Central European Summer Time (CEST)||9pm|
|Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)||10pm|
What are you waiting for?! We are currently limiting access to 500 seats (limit of the software we are using), so claim yours now. A 2 hour private lesson with Grace and Leo is typically $500 but we wanted to make this accessible to as many of you as we can, so are making this session only $50!
If you’d like to use Venmo to sign up – DM us on Instagram.
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I Play a Different Instrument Can I Take This Course?
This particular class is geared towards saxophonist but the techniques are also friendly to other woodwind and brass instruments!
Can I view the lesson content on my mobile or tablet device?
Yes! The videos can be viewed on any device as long as you are connected to the internet.
How Long Will it Take to Get Access?
We will send you a confirmation email after your purchase is complete and provide additional instructions for attending the workshop. Please check junk and spam folders for this if you don’t see it right away. Add email@example.com to your contact list, to ensure delivery of all important emails.
Does it matter which saxophone I play?
All saxes (and any other instruments/vocalists) are welcome 🙂 We are ASBT+ friendly.
I just started playing saxophone, can I sign up for this online workshop?
Absolutely! The techniques 2Saxy are teaching are applicable for beginners through advanced players and performers.
What if I miss the live workshop? Can I still watch it after the scheduled time?
We will provide everyone who purchases a virtual seat with a download of the video of the workshop, so you can watch it anytime after the end of the class in case you miss it, or want to re-watch it!
I’d like to submit my video for 2SAXY to review! Where should I send my video?
You can submit DM your videos to our Instagram (@weare2saxy) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will pick a minimum of 4 videos to review. We will watch up to 1 min of whatever video you send in. If you’d like 2Saxy to see a particular section please edit your video so it starts at that time code!
Where will the online workshop be held?
Please check your email for all confirmation details and look for an email sent to you wed morning with the workshop URL link. Please check junk and spam folders for it if you don’t see it right away. Add email@example.com to your contact list, to ensure delivery of all important emails. If the above is still not working for you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is There a Guarantee?
If you are not happy with the workshop for any reason, please let us know your feedback and we’ll be happy to either give you a refund or a waiver to a future session.