2SAXY Workshop - Improvisation 2 (April 26, 2020 - 3-5pm EST)
Join us for Improv 2 as we improve the improv! Like how we did that?! :P
In this 2 hour online workshop we will build upon the techniques we taught you in Improv 1 and go deeper into each topic. You will learn proper technique including strong breath support, optimal embouchure, good tuning and clean articulation. You’ll also learn how to break up your rhythmic phrasing to create more interesting lines, write and play the ionian and mixolydian scales in any key, play a solo with a beginning, middle and end structure and more! There will be a live Q&A for each topic in the curriculum and we will spend time answering your questions regarding each topic!
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CURRICULUM (Improv 2)
Developing your Technique, Control and Speed + Q&A (25min)
Technique is an important fundamental that needs to be continually strengthened to become a better saxophonist no matter what level you are! By the end of this segment you’ll learn how to play demonstrating proper technique, including strong breath support, optimal embouchure, and correct posture. You’ll learn how to play with control over your horn including correct tuning, clear and clean articulation and how to play within the groove. Lastly, you’ll learn the steps to begin to increase the speed of your lines.
Rhythm Part 2 (20 min)
In the segment we’ll build upon the teachings of improv 1 and dive in deeper. You’ll learn how to break up your rhythmic phrasing to create more interesting lines in your improv and how to play over the barline!
Chord Scales: Ionian and Mixolydian + Q&A (20 min)
This segment is a continuation of the concepts we learned in improv 1. This time we will isolate just the ionian and mixolydian scale and get to know them much more thoroughly. By the end of this segment you will be able to write and play the Ionian and mixolydian scale and learn their relationship to the I and IV chord.
Dynamic Solos Part 2 + Q&A (25 min)
We’re taking the segment a step further as we teach you our “storytelling” techniques. You’ll learn how to play a solo that demonstrates a beginning, middle and end structure and learn how to add your emotions into your improv. We’ll also teach you how to begin to use body language to enhance your storytelling technique!
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 session only $50!
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Can I still sign up if I haven’t taken Improv 1?
If you are a beginner we recommend you take our improv 1 workshop first but it is not a necessity! We will include short recaps of what we learned in improv 1 during this workshop before we move on to the new techniques and exercises.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
I’d like to volunteer to join 2Saxy live and try out a technique! Who should I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’d be interested in trying out a technique with Grace & Leo! Please include a short clip of you playing. We will watch up to 1 min of whatever video you send in. We typically bring on 2 -3 people per session.
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.