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Welcome to the Get Jamming Books Blog Site
Here you will find latest information on the Get Jamming Books available in the Apple Book Store, resources, tips and general information related to saxophone playing.
Students of the Get Jamming method are able to request pieces which I will make available for downloading.
Visitors are more than welcome to download the files, but please pass on the word about the Get Jamming books to your friends.
Students, if you are enjoying the book please remember to leave a review in the Apple Book Store.
So enjoy and. ..
Get Jamming!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Another Review

Thank you for your review Bryce!
Glad to hear you are enjoying the book.

Excellent! ★★★★★
by Bryce11111111 - Feb 9, 2015

This is a Very well composed book , i love it!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Left Hand Palm Keys

The left hand palm keys on the saxophone can be challenging for beginning students so here are a few tips to help you with those higher notes.

1. When playing the palm keys, try to keep your fingers curved as much as possible. This will facilitate moving from those high notes to the front key notes. The knuckles should move inwards as you press the keys, whilst keeping the tips of the fingers curved as much as possible.

2. A frequent issue beginners encounter is that the saxophone tends to tilt to the right when using the palm keys. Press the keys with a more "downward" action.

3. Ensure your thumbs are supporting the instrument and that your strap is not too low. 

4. Keep an ear on the intonation. The embouchure should not change.

5. Avoid biting too hard on the mouthpiece. 
 
6. Ensure good breath support to allow for good tonal quality.

Work on these notes by extending the D, E, Eb and F  major and minor scales and arpeggios to two octaves. You could even break the scales and arpeggios into smaller exercises, focusing on the upper notes.


Enjoy your playing!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Beginners Book Update - Request Code added

I have added a Request Code on the Credits page of the beginners books to make it easier for Get Jamming students to contact me for a song request.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Request - Prayer in C (main riff)

For a Get Jamming Beginner's student, here's the main riff from "Prayer in C" by Lilly Wood.
A nice easy one for anyone just starting.
For concert pitch, Eb and Bb instruments.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Favourite Get Jamming Pieces?

OK, so I am hoping to find out what your favourite pieces are from the Get Jamming Books!
Please add the title below. Feel free to add a comment!
Also, remember to please leave  a review on the iTunes Bookstore!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Over 10,000 Page Views !

Hi all

Get Jamming Books has reached over 10,000 page views in such a short time!
Thanks for your interest and feel free to leave a comment.
Get Jamming students, don't forget to leave a review on the iTunes Bookstore!
All the best and keep jamming !

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sample Tracks on Soundcloud

Just uploaded some sample tracks onto Soundcloud from the :

Beginners Sax books

and

The Great Composers Book 1

Click the Soundcloud icon below to take you to the playlists.
 Soundcloud

Monday, 8 September 2014

New Thang by Redfoo - Sax Riff

A request from a Get Jamming student for the sax riff to this new one from Redfoo - it's actually quite catchy!