SAXOPHONE

YOU DON’T PLAY THE SAX. IT PLAYS YOU.

– Charlie Parker.

Composers:

Jean-Baptiste Singelée, Claude Debussy, Avner Dorman, John Coltrane.

What it is:

a type of single-reed woodwind instrument, derived from the clarinet, known for its solos for jazz, blues, funk, swing.

Why choose the saxophone:

Puccini once said the sound of the saxophone is the closest to the human voice.

You can choose from an alto, tenor, soprano or baritone sax.

It’s easy to integrate in complex compositions but it shines easily in solos.

Perfect for improv once technique is well established.

Stimulates the ability to memorize, to be patient, to persevere.

Improves lung capacity and stamina.

Why Music4All for sax lessons:

Your teacher is a student, graduate or professor at the Conservatory.

The process is based exclusively on individual sessions.

Flexible classes tailor to the student’s schedule.

We provide a space where you can exercise in peace with your favorite instrument.

Classes can begin at 10 years old.

The curriculum is EQF-certified.

The classes take place both in Romanian and English.

We provide all the manuals, study applications and recordings.

Personalized curriculum based on personal objectives and grading certificates.

Flexible repertoire.

Curriculum for the modern musician.

Although made from brass, the sax does not belong to that category having been derived from the clarinet.

The learning process is based on Debut and 8 levels. Debut can be sectioned in Debut 1 and Debut 2.

Debut

Ideal for the student who is just starting their flute lessons. They learn the basics and simple songs.

Pre-debut, Debut 1 and Debut 2 exams are based on 4 components, technical exercises, studies, performing songs from a given repertoire, technical questions.

Grade 1

The student has been learning the sax for at least 1 year and has learned the fundamental basics. They are about to learn new techniques as the songs become more difficult.

Grade 1 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 2

The grade 2 curriculum is designed for the student with 1-1.5 years of experience and good basic knowledge. They are continuing to learn new techniques and more complex songs.

Grade 2 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 3

The student has 2 years of study under their belt and have reached the final beginner stage. From now on techniques and songs are becoming increasingly complex and the student begins to learn about style, rhythm is more complex.

Grade 3 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 4

The first intermediate grade. They have already learned all the techniques, they have the skills and basic rhythms, and are ready for more complex information.

Grade 4 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 5

The student has reached the final intermediate level and is prepared for more complex grades. Style is already solid.

Grade 5 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 6

The first advanced curriculum based on a solid knowledge of techniques. The student begins to bring their personal interpretation to their performance.

Grade 6 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 7

Cements knowledge, songs are more complex from a technical and rhythmical point of view. The student begins to develop individual interpretation.

Grade 7 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 8

The students have been studying the flute for at least 6 years and have good technical and style knowledge. They have mastered personal performance.

Grade 8 exams:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion of theory, instrument and interpretation

Viva voice

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

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