Very excited about my new choir starting on wednesday lunchtimes at east dulwich community centre.
I am musical director of a lovely local choir in East Dulwich. We are non-audition and are singing for fun.. Anyone can apply to join us, via… Read more “My choir’s recent festival hall gig”
fun trick this.. stick with it – it is tremendously beneficial for your sound and pitching.. In fact if you only have 5 minutes to practice. Practice… Read more “using the sax mouthpiece to improve sound”
Notes on how to get a softer sound and avoid squeaking… What we are aiming for is to get the mouthpiece coming into the mouth… Read more “How to hold the saxophone and mouthpiece position for best sound”
Simple technique to get us breathing right….
Hello folks a fun little test for you all
This is called the cycle of fourths, and it is the most common thing that will happen to you as the music you are playing changes from one passage to another. It’s a bit tricky to understand at first but persevere as it really does take a lot of the unnecessary mystery and nonsense out of how music works.
Dan Maitland 2014
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major and pentatonic scales for guitar
These are for guitarists who are a bit past beginner, and are perhaps thinking about moving into a career as a rock god. They may look a little bit tricky but they aren’t. Just follow the numbers and bear in mind that the tab works upwards from fat to thin (slightly counterintuitive).. ie number 6 is the fattest string.
A good follow up to my chromatic finger work out warm up already demonstrated on this site.
HI. Dan is a Polish apprentice Rock God to be and penned this marvellous piece during our sessions. I helped him with his lyric translation, song structure… Read more “new song from my student. Dan”
Scales can be very scary for people. But in point of fact there are only 12 major scales.. and most minor scales are drawn from the same… Read more “Scales”
It suddenly occurred to me that singers and sax players, spend the beginning of their sessions warming up. Guitarist don’t seem to do this ( I certainly… Read more “My own guitar warm up routine”