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freddysilk

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I've been away from my sax for awhile since I'm taking a few college classes that require many research papers every week. I have a break now and want to get back to my sax but feel like I'm lost. I spent a lot of time practicing scales and working on my tone but now I really don't know what are more important things to learn as a beginner/intermediate student.

The internet is flooded with practice material and method books with so much information but I don't have the time to practice all of the information that I have. I'm pretty much doing classical music and a little blues improv so jazz theory is pretty much out of my reach for now.

My question for everyone here is:
What does your practice routine consists of (besides scales and long tones, and improvisation)?
 

Chris98

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My question for everyone here is:
What does your practice routine consists of (besides scales and long tones, and improvisation)?
Hi freddysilk, you've basically described my practice routine,

Longtone, overtones, scales, technical studies, pieces and intonation practice.

What I'd like to include but have not yet got round to is:

Improvisation (as in considered rather than the flailing fingers technique that I currently employ!)

Transcribing - I've not even attempted this but feel it would do me a lot of good, I just don't know where to start.

Best wishes,

Chris
 
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