2SAXY Workshop - Improvisation 1 (April 18, 2020 - 12-2pm EST)
We are excited to host our next workshop and this time it’s all about improv! You asked for it and you got it :)
In this 2 hour online workshop you will walk away with exercises and new techniques for advancing your improv skills. Btw, these concepts are for all levels! We’ll show you how to start basic and keep adding on layers that will challenge you. 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
What is Improv? Our Improv Philosophies + Q&A (15 min)
What are the right notes? Wrong notes? How do I make my improvised solos more interesting? How do I get better at improv? The questions are endless! We’ll share our stories and philosophies of improvisation and how you can get into the right headspace.
The Blues + Q&A (20 min)
The blues is the harmonic foundation to many millions of songs and essential for learning how to improvise. We will show you how we approach playing the blues and share our concepts of how to integrate the blues and pentatonic scale for both beginners and advanced improvisers.
Rock Your Rhythms + Q&A (15 min)
Rhythm is the tangy sauce to a great improvised solo. We’ll teach you how to play "in the pocket" and give you exercises that will make your improvisation more engaging and creative. You learn how to craft musical phrases with rhythmic phrasing and how to groove with yourself for solo or busking performances!
Chord Tones and Chord Scales + Q&A (20 min)
Developing your knowledge of music theory is key for expanding your musical vocabulary which relates directly to advancing your improv! We’ll walk you through our favorite chord tones and chord scales exercises that you can incorporate into your soloing!
Creating Dynamic Solos + Q&A (20 min)
The best solos are ones that are crafted well with dynamics and phrasing at the forefront. We’ll show you how we build our solos and share our techniques for how you can level up your improv in a matter of seconds by shifting your mindset and opening yourself up to a new way of listening.
Ask Us Anything! (30 min)
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 inaugural 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?
Yes! The concepts in the workshop are applicable for all 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.