Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tim Price on How To Find Your Saxophone Sound

My good friend, Tim Price authored a comprehensive set of Jazz Lessons and Etudes for my web site, Sax on the Web.

Tim is a Selmer Clinician, professional musician, jazz journalist and author. He teaches in New York City and Pennsylvania.

While at Berklee, he studied with Charlie Mariano, as well as with Andy McGhee, Joe Viola, and Nick Ciazza. After Berklee he studied saxophone and improvisation with Sal Nistico, Fred Lipsius, Jimmy Lyons, Ray Pizzi, Sonny Stitt, and Ronnie Cuber; flute with Harold Jones; clarinet with Kal Opperman and bassoon with Karen Borca.

Tim Price's web site.

In the following video Tim is addressing the eternal question: How to develop your saxophone sound?


Langston said...

This video is more on how to build your style I think. If that's what you mean, then this is fine. But when you go into the actual sound of the instrument I think a discussion of long tones and overtones is important.

Harri Rautiainen said...

I fully agree:
One may never use overtones in a performance, but they are an important part of regular practice.

Long tones go without saying.

Thanks for looking,