2SAXY Workshop Day (October 10, 2020 | 10am - 2pm ET)
We are so excited to be back with our second workshop day on Saturday Oct 10! We’ve curated these workshops to be a mix of sax techniques and jazz theory for beginners, intermediates and advanced players. As always, we want you to get your instrument out and play through the exercises with us! We’ll also bring some people onto the screen to work with us directly and give our feedback.
We will include replay videos, PDF Workbook, and private playlists for each of the workshops. Additionally, all attendees will be invited to an end of the day Q&A and virtual jam session as well!
<3 Grace + Leo
10:00 am-11:25am ET - Building Your Practice Session (All levels)
We’re kicking the day off with a 2SAXY “Building Your Practice Session” workshop. This is for all levels. We’ll go through each of our techniques and exercises with you step by step and will show you ways to optimize your practice time and log your progress.
We’ve heard a lot of you ask, “how do i practice, what do I practice. I feel like I’m not progressing and overwhelmed” There is an art to practicing and putting your routine together. There isn’t one way to do it, but there are some key things you can incorporate to make the time you put in more effective and fun.
Setting up for success + Q&A (20 min)
In this segment we’ll teach you about best practices for how to schedule your time and how to create priorities for your practice session so you are ready to dive in with confidence when the clock strikes “practice time!”
Example Practice Routines & Exercises (40 min)
In this segment we will go over:
- What our practice session looks with examples of what we practice and for how long
- Steps for creating your own practice routine and how to modify and intensify your exercises
- We will lead you through exercises you can add in right away into your practice sessions.
Keeping track of your progress (15 min)
We’ll show you tools we use for logging our practice sessions and measuring our progress. You’ll learn about how you can use goal setting and time boxing effectively within your practice session.
Q&A (10 min) Ask us Anything
We’ll use this time to go over any questions you may have!
11:30 am - 12:30pm Tonguing & Articulation with Leo P (ALL LEVELS)
Join Leo P for a workshop all about tonguing and articulation. If you are wondering how he gets that clean fast tonguing, you are in the right place! In this workshop you will learn:
- How to play with a breath Attack
- How to Use your tongue to mute Attacks
- How to avoid being tongue tied
Get your sax out for this one and try these exercises alongside Leo!
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Jazz Language: Common jazz chord progressions: ii-V-I with Grace Kelly (Beginner & Intermediate)
Join Grace Kelly for a workshop on “Jazz Language: Common Jazz chord progression: ii-V-I” geared towards beginner and intermediate players. Grace states that learning jazz theory and working on ear training were the most helpful things she worked on in her development -- allowing her to grow in her musicianship and the jazz language. In this workshop you will learn:
- How to Identify this chord progression in isolation
- Identifying this chord progression within tunes
- How to improvise using guide tones and common tones on ii-V-I chord progressions
- How to practice these chord progressions in all keys
Grace will briefly touch on incorporating more advanced ii-V-I substitutions near the end of the workshop!
1:30pm - 2pm: Q&A and Jam session! (Open to all attendees)
To end workshop day we are inviting all attendees to join for a Q&A and virtual jam session! We’ll throw in some drills, trade back and forth and have a blast jamming it out together!
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 10am-2pm EST (with breaks). See table below for your timezone.
|Hawaii Standard Time (HST)||4am|
|Pacific Time (PST)||7am|
|Central Time (CT)||9am|
|Eastern Time (EST)||10am|
|British Summer Time (BST)||3pm|
|Central European Summer Time (CEST)||4pm|
|Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)||5pm|
Single Workshop Passes
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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.