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Table of Contents
Introduction……………………………………………………………… 3 8 Saxophone Care Tips that You May Have Never Heard………… 4 The Key-a-Day Approach to Scales, Patterns and Melody…………7 Organic Practice Rotation………………………………………………9 Ten Best Saxophone Books Ever……………………………............ 12 12 Tips for Buying a UsedSaxophone………………………............ 16 Saxophone Overtone Exercises……………………………………….19 Sax Mic Positioning for Home Recording……………………………. 23

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Introduction
Allow me to introduce myself. If you haven’t already seen it splattered all over my website (www.BestSaxophoneWebsiteEver.com), I can tell you that my name is DoronOrenstein and Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. Is the online saxophone magazine I’ve created to offer the best saxophone tips, techniques, reviews, overviews, interviews, and just about anything else for the saxophone player looking to improve their craft and have a great time doing it. With this booklet, my aim was to give you information that you may have not seen anywhere else. With this uniquecollection of tips, techniques, and exercises, I believe that you’ll be inspired to think differently about the way you practice and perform. Whether you’re a saxophone student looking to make significant improvements on their instrument, a saxophone teacher looking for a resource to give their students, or a professional in search of new ways to look at familiar concepts, I think that there’s somethingfor everyone here. If you have any questions or comments about the information in this booklet, or really, anything saxophone-related, I urge you to hop on over to the website’s ‘Contact’ page and drop me a note. In the meantime, enjoy this guide, and happy music-making to all of you! All the best, Doron Orenstein http://www.BestSaxophoneWebsiteEver.com

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8 Saxophone Care Tips that You May Have Never Heard

When I first learned how to play the sax, I don’t remember anyone telling me how to clean the thing other than running a swab through the horn and calling it a day. While there are a gaggle of sites with great saxophone maintenance tips out there, I thought I pluck out some of the important, tipsthat might have slipped by many of us in our early days.

1. Brush your teeth before you play.
This is particularly important if you’ve been taking in sugary food and drink. Sugar plus saliva makes for a nasty solution that accumulates on your pads and can cause them to stick - which is no fun when you’re rattling off inadvertent wrong notes.

2. Check your low Eb pad to see how muchmoisture you’ve got in your instrument.
Since your Eb pad is located at the bottom of the horn before it starts curving upwards into the bell, the curve at the bottom of the horn is where just about all of the saliva and breath water ends up. If you take a look at your low Eb pad and see that it looks black with a green ring around it, then it probably means you’ve got too much moisture in the horn andreally need to start getting more proactive with your swabbing – which brings us to our next tip…

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3. Always swab your horn from the bell to the top
The wettest part of your horn is the top, so why would you want to drag all of that moisture down through the body of the horn? Make sure to swab from the bell,which is the driest part of the horn to minimize unnecessarily spreading more moisture through the instrument. If you’re having a tough time getting the weight at the end of the swab’s string to come all the way down through the top of the horn, give gravity a hand by adding some additional mass to the skimpy weight that comes with most of these swabs. You can bulk up that weight using heat...
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