The Importance of a Good Saxophone Warm-up Routine
How you practice is more important than what you practice or how hard you're working during your practice sessions. You can literally spend hours practicing only to find that you were practicing incorrectly, drilling in something that will end up taking you hours to unlearn. How you practice is more important than anything else and there's a science in how to get the most out of your time practicing your instrument.
Of all the most important things to progress as a saxophone player learning jazz improvisation in Los Angeles, I have found that the greatest thing that impedes my students' progress is the lack of a good practice routine. It's also important to realize that the warm-ups must change sometimes week to week in order to reflect the changes that are happening in your ability after each saxophone lesson.
Below is a compilation of many of the most important warm-up techniques that I've put together from all my various Burbank saxophone students. This came as a request by my students so that they would have a routine to follow.
DETAILED WARMUP PRACTICE ROUTINE It’s important to do this in a sequential process
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