Learn how to improvise freely on saxophone and jam to your favorite songs without feeling overwhelmed by complicated chords and scales – and still make it sound great!
(even if you have only been playing a few months or don’t think you are “creative” enough)
We Start Wed August 3rd
11am PST | 2pm EST | 7pm UK!
(scroll down the page to learn more about what you get inside)
Does this sound like you?
😩 You tried looking up “how to improvise” on YouTube but got a thousand different answers that left you feeling confused and overwhelmed.
😩 You asked some musicians friends who are more experienced than you but they told you complicated things like "learn all your scales and chords" or elusive answers like "just use your ear".
😩 You bought some books on improvising but you had no idea how they applied to helping you just improvise over simple songs, jam along to backing tracks and playing with other musicians.
Well you're not alone my sax playing friend!
Improvising on saxophone can be a very subjective thing and EVERYONE has their own approach.
However, I do want to bust the 5 BIGGEST Myths about improvising on sax that sax players and even music teachers often swear by.
🚫 You need to learn all your scales in 12 keys before you can improvise.
🚫 You need to understand every chord in music before you can improvise.
🚫 You need to know all the chords of a song before you can improvise on it.
🚫 You need to learn how to play by ear before you can improvise.
🚫 You need to copy all the great jazz improvisers before you can improvise.
Well, I’m here to tell you that none of this is true!
😃You can improvise right now even if you just know 1 or 2 notes!
Hi, I’m Alexander Mathias...
I am a Los Angeles based professional saxophonist and educator who has played saxophone for over 25 years.
After 13 years of music education (worth over $250,000+) and graduating from Berklee College of Music as a scholar, I have performed, toured and recorded for multi platinum artists, national commercials (Coca Cola), international videos games (Sega) and award winning movies.
I have had the pleasure of working with Amy Winehouse, Avril Lavigne, Glen Hansard, The Commitments, Cee Lo Green, Ice Cube, Julliete Lewis, Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzman and many more.
After years of teaching saxophone to thousands of students, I've put together a step by step guide on how to improvise on saxophone!
It all changed when I went to Berklee College Of Music...
I started out like you when it came to improvising on sax – I didn’t have a clue!
I was fumbling around with the notes that I knew, hoping I could make them sound good.
But then I would just get frustrated and bored.
When I tried to improvise over songs it just didn’t sound good and it became overwhelming.
And honestly, I just felt like I sounded terrible!
It all changed when I started studying improvisation at music schools like Berklee College of Music...
I discovered the truth about how to improvise on saxophone freely and jam along with musicians in any musical style.
In the last 15 years I started applying these techniques in the real world.
I performed to over 1 million people in 25 countries and recorded for platinum selling artists (Amy Winehouse, Avril Lavigne), international computer games (Team Sonic Racing), award winning movies (Last Black Man In San Francisco) and international commercials (Coca Cola).
In every situation I had to know how to improvise and jam along to the music that was being played.
After all this experience, I discovered that there are 3 stages every beginner has to go through to really understand how to improvise on saxophone.
Stage 1: Keep It Simple
✅ Learn to get creative with just 4 or 5 notes on sax that will ALWAYS sound good when you play them.
✅ Then you can easily play around with them and make melodies of your own.
✅ No worrying about complicated scales and chords at this stage!
Stage 2: Develop A Melodic Toolkit
✅ Understand how melody is formed in music using tried and true principles.
✅ Principles that make up all melodies in music like Rhythm, Musical Phrasing and Call and Response.
✅ Start playing simple notes that you know and develop amazing melodies with these 3 principles.
Stage 3: Understand Chords And Harmony
✅ As sax players we don’t play chords, we play single notes but we need to know what notes are in each chord if we want to improvise over them!
✅ Once you understand what notes to play over specific chords you will have a much wider palette for improvising on sax.
✅ Learn how to recognize that often you can play just ONE scale over a whole series of chords!
And there you have it, simplified!
You have to work on each stage one at a time and have the right tools and guidance while you’re working through it.
And That's Why I Created...
The step by step 5-week live online course for learning how to improvise on saxophone and jam to your favorite songs even if you are a total beginner!
Starting August 3rd to August 31st 2022
Every Wednesday At 11am PST | 2pm EST | 7pm UK
Get Lifetime Access to replays instantly after we go live each week so you can watch them again and again. No need to turn up live!
Send me a video of your progress with improvising on sax EVERY week for personal feedback from me on exactly what you need to work on.
Download all the PDFs and backing tracks each week so you can practice developing your sax improvisation skills offline as well!
Here's What You Will Learn During The 5-Week
Saxophone Improvisation Simplified Course...
Module 1: Anyone Can Improvise
How to get creative with just a few notes on saxophone.
✅ Learn how to improvise playing just 1 note with one easy exercise and still sound amazing.
✅ Discover how you can make beautiful melodies with just 3 notes that even total beginners can play on the saxophone.
✅ Download backing tracks designed to make it easy for you to improvise without needing to have great technique on sax.
✅ Discover how much FUN you can have with improvising even without knowing anything about complicated chords or scales on saxophone.
Module 2: Build Your Melodic Toolkit
Tried and true concepts for improvising beautiful melodic lines and licks.
✅ Understand how to build your own melodies on saxophone, with just 3 simple Core Principles anyone can understand, even if you have no musical background.
✅ Learn simple exercises to help you build your repertoire of melodic ideas which will work in any song and in any style.
✅ Discover how speaking and sentences are directly connected to making up melodic ideas on saxophone and finally understand how to speak the “musical language”.
✅ Copy my tried and true melody “licks” so you can start using them in your own improvisation while also understanding how to make them your OWN.
Module 3: Harmony And Chords For Sax Players
Know how to jam with any musician on any song in any key.
✅ Discover the simple method for understanding what notes are in any chord so that you know exactly how to improvise on them when they are played in a backing track or song.
✅ Learn the 4 most common chord progressions in modern music so that you can start to recognize them and jam over any song in any style.
✅ Discover 5 easy ways to practice playing over chords so that you always know what to play even if you’re not feeling “creative”.
✅ Understand EXACTLY what scale you can play when you see a series of chords one after the other – and most of the time it’s just ONE scale!
✅ Finally gain the confidence to jam with your local band and be able to play along with anyone no matter what style of music they are playing.
Module 4: Killer Blues Sax Solos
Improvise pro sounding blues sax solos that you can use in any style of music.
✅ Learn the chord progressions for most blues songs in every style of music so that you can finally start jamming along to your favorite blues songs.
✅ Understand why the Blues scale makes your improvisation sound so cool and how you can start sounding like the pros on your favorite records.
✅ Discover the 10 BEST Blues improvisation licks that will work in any Blues songs in any key and are actually really easy to play!
✅ Learn how to switch between the blues scale and blues chord notes so you can sound like a pro with just 1 simple trick.
Module 5: Embellishing Your Improvisation
Learn what the pros do to make their improvisation sound jazzy
✅ Learn ONE simple trick for making your improvisation sound jazzy that is actually really easy to implement.
✅ Discover how you can make a growling sound on saxophone to make it sound gritty and bluesy like the pros on your favorite recordings.
✅ Learn how to "bend" and "swoop" notes to add more character to your playing the CORRECT way (everyone gets this wrong!)
✅ Make improvisation that sounds boring into something that sounds cool and jazzy.
And You Get Personal Feedback Every Week On Your Saxophone Improvisation! Here's How It Works...
✅ Record a video yourself improvising using the notes and backing tracks that I provide for you each week.
✅ Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and copy the link to the video.
✅ Paste the link and video inside the community area of the course
✅ I will respond with personal feedback on your improvisation and tell you exactly what you need to work on!
PLUS You Get Instant Access Today To These Stand Alone Courses...
Step by step guidance on how to form a sax solo.
✅ Learn the most COMMON scale in all of music that will make your improvisation sound melodic and cohesive no matter what notes you play!
✅ Get access to the exercises every PRO sax player practices in order to have a toolkit of ideas to improvise with.
✅ Discover the 3 principles that every improviser uses to form saxophone solos step by step.
✅ Learn how to make your improvisation sound "bluesy" with the Blues Scale along with pro licks you can copy and use right away in your solos.
Mastering Your Saxophone Embellishments
Learn How To Jazz Up Songs Using Pro Techniques
✅ Detailed explanation of how to bend and "swoop" notes on the saxophone that you can apply to simple songs.
✅ Discover one simple trick for jazzing up your songs on saxophone that anyone can learn right away.
✅ Learn how to embellish the "Baker Street" sax solo step by step with grace notes, bends and glissandos.
✅ Make your sax playing sound "gritty" using this PRO growling technique on saxophone.
So Here Are Your Options If You Want To Learn To Improvise On Sax...
Music College ($200,000+)
You could try going to music college!
However, this takes up a huge amount of time and money.
My Berklee College of Music education was worth $200,000+ for a 4 year program.
This is where I learned all of this information.
And now I am giving it to you at a fraction of a cost where you can get 24/7 access for the rest of your life and learn at your own pace.
Private Lessons ($5000+)
Let's just say you do private lessons with me for a year. I charge $150/hour per lesson so you would end up spending $7500+ for the year on weekly lessons if you wanted to gather this information.
Even if you went with a "cheaper" teacher at $100/lesson it would still cost you $5000+ for a years worth of lessons.
And if you get a teacher that is cheaper than that, they are probably not going to know most of the information I am going to show you.
I've condensed 25 years of experience improvising and teaching into a 5-week course.
But I’m not charging anywhere close to $200,000+.
I’m not even charging $7500 - a years worth private lessons that it would take to teach you all this.
You can get full access to everything for just $187 Today...
If You Don't Like It, Don't Pay....
But if that wasn’t enough, I am even guaranteeing a total refund on the price you pay today if you are not totally satisfied.
Yup, check out all the lessons I'm giving you before we go live, attend week 1 of Saxophone Improvisation Simplified, get personal feedback from me on your improvisation and if you still feel like the course isn't for you just email me and I will give you a full refund right up until August 9th!
That's a week after we go live for the first time on August 3rd.
That way I take the risk totally off your shoulders.
You can pay today, and if you get buyers remorse you can just let me know and I PROMISE to give you your money back, no questions asked!
My entire business is based on being transparent, honest and making my students happy.
Act Now To Get These Bonuses...
✅ How To Play Your Favorite Songs With Just 7 Notes
✅ How All Western Music Is Formed Step By Step
✅ Fingering Chart For EVERY Note On Sax
✅ How To Transpose Music For Saxophone With Ease
✅ Cheat Sheets For Every Major Scale
✅ Understand how major scales can actually make up chords
✅ Learn how to improvise step by step over chord changes
✅ Example of how chords are used in a song
✅ Learn how to improvise over When The Saints Go Marching In!
✅ Discover the 3 simple stages of improvising on saxophone in more detail
✅ Learn the melodic tools that will help your improvisation sound amazing
✅ Downloadable backing tracks that you can improvise over with just 5 easy notes
✅ Discover the 1 simple technique for jazzing up your songs
✅ Step by step examples of how to apply this technique
✅ Downloadable PDFS so you can start working on this technique offline
✅ Learn how the 12 Bar Blues is formed in music
✅ Discover why the Blues Scale works so well over Blues music
✅ Downloadable backing tracks of the blues for alto, tenor, baritone and soprano
That's $1100 worth of bonuses included with the course!
Along With Lifetime Access To:
✅ Replays Of Saxophone Improvisation Simplified ($3000 Value)
✅ Personal Feedback On Your Improvisation Each Week ($1000 Value)
✅ Improvisation Explained Course ($500 Value)
✅ Mastering Your Saxophone Embellishments Course ($500 Value)
That's a $6100 Value for just...
Imagine Just A Couple Of Months From Now...
You join for the Saxophone Improvisation Simplified course and start working through all the FREE bonuses and courses that you'll get instant access to.
You join me for 5 weeks in August 2022 and let me take you step by step through how to improvise on sax while giving you personal feedback...
You start creating your own improvisation to backing tracks and songs that you love...
And you finally build up the confidence to improvise in front of friends and family or maybe even join that local band...
I can tell you from personal experience, it is the best feeling in the world!
Or you can ignore this altogether and continue doing what you have been doing for months, or maybe even years.
You can keep trying to find “improvisation tricks” on YouTube hoping at some point you will just "get it".
And hope that you will eventually sound good when you improvise.
Well, unfortunately it doesn't work like that!
You need step by step guidance from a qualified instructor that knows your struggles as a beginner improviser... I want to see you excel at improvising and start feeling great about your playing!
Here's hoping I see you inside :)
ps. When I open the course again I will be increasing the price so act soon! And remember there is Money Back Guarantee until August 9th :)Get Instant Access Now
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