2SAXY Workshop Day: Career Tips, Articulation, Bebop Vocab - Aug 14

2SAXY Workshop Day (August 14, 2020 | 1pm - 6pm ET)

Hi Friends,

We recently reminisced about the amazing time we had teaching you last summer and decided to bring back a one-time-only virtual workshop day on Saturday, August 14! We are excited to be back together (in person) for this special occasion! 

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 a special surprise that will be emailed to you after our 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!

All ticket holders are invited to an end-of-the-day Q&A and virtual jam session as well!

<3 Grace + Leo

Curriculum

1 pm-2:30 pm ET - Starting Your Career Through Performing (All Levels)

We’re kicking the day off with a 2SAXY “Starting Your Career Through Performing” workshop. This is for all levels. 

Busking (20 min)

Leo P will take you through the story of his early days of hitting the streets and building his career through busking. He’ll discuss busking benefits, and where to start, best practices for building your setlist, and how to promote yourself.

Social Media (30 min)

We’ll be teaching you how to work towards finding a unique voice on social media and how to build your audience through the power of collaboration. We’ll be discussing ways you can use social media as a vehicle for creating your next project/web series, and strategies for posting to multiple platforms. We’ll be showing you video clips of past content we’ve created and walking you through our process of creating it and releasing the content.

Networking (15 min)

We’ll be discussing how to get leads for gigs using networking and best practices for reaching out to other creatives and creating new opportunities.

Q&A (10 min) Ask us Anything

We’ll use this time to go over any questions you may have!

2:45 pm-3:45 pm ET -Articulation & Speed with Leo P (ALL LEVELS)

Leo will guide you through how to get your tongue and fingers to be in true synchronicity as you learn to build speed while articulating. He’ll be teaching you how to create more interesting rhythmic lines using articulation. Get ready for Leo to unleash some brand new articulation exercises and techniques that you have never seen before!

4:00 pm-5:00 pm ET - Bebop Vocabulary and Transposition (Intermediate/Advanced)

In this session, Grace will lead you through exercises to expand your bebop vocabulary and take you through her process of integrating bebop melody lines into your own improvisation by way of specific transposition techniques.

Bebop Repertoire (15 min) 

This segment will be a mix of listening and play-along - we’ll be diving into a couple of great bebop melodies that we’ll use as our main muse throughout the workshop. 

Analyzing Lines (15 min) 

In this segment, we’ll handpick certain lines from the above bebop melodies and analyze them together, learning how the notes and chords work together and what makes them cohesive bebop lines. 

Transposition Techniques & Q&A (30 min)

Grace will take you through her process for integrating short bebop riffs into your own improv using transposition techniques in this last segment. Get ready to do a bunch of playing during this segment as she leads you through real-time exercises. 

5 pm-6 pm ET - Q&A & Virtual Jam Session

To end workshop day we are inviting all attendees to join for a Q&A and virtual jam session! We will use this time to answer any remaining questions and hold a guided jam session where we will lead you through some tracks and grooves.

 

Testimonials

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 sessions are scheduled to take place between 1 pm -6 pm EST. See the table below for your time-zone.

Hawaii Standard Time (HST) 7am
Pacific Time (PST) 10am
Central Time (CT) 12pm
Eastern Time (EST)
1pm
British Summer Time (BST) 6pm
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 7pm
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) 8pm

 

What are you waiting for?! We are currently limiting access to 500 seats per workshop (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 all-day event accessible to as many of you as we can, so are making it only $50

 

All-Access Day Pass

$50 / $100

Save Your Day-Pass Seat Now! - $50

 

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FAQ

I Play a Different Instrument Can I Take This Course?

These workshops are geared towards saxophonists but the techniques are also friendly to other woodwind and brass instruments! The performance session will be helpful to all musicians looking to get out there and play.

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 workshop@weare2saxy.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 link to the video replay 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!

Where will the online workshop be held?
Please check your email for all confirmation details and look for an email sent to you on the day of the event with the workshop URL link. Please check junk and spam folders for it if you don’t see it right away. Add workshop@weare2saxy.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 workshop@weare2saxy.com

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.