WELCOME TO MARIANO GARCIA'S CLASSI'm very happy to be here sharing with you some ideas about how I see the saxophone and music. I'm going to talk about many different things some of them related with more technical aspects or more related with a profession or music or life way.
01 LESSON: BALANCED EMBOUCHURECommon types of embouchure, about the three main types I've been practicing for a few years
02 LESSON: OTHER EMBOUCHURE POSSIBILITIESTwo other options when the embouchure is not balanced with the axis of the teeth
03 LESSON: EXAMPLES EMBOUCHUREExample of non-balanced embouchure
04 LESSON: TONGUE POSITIONThe most important part of embouchure, what happened inside is the one that produce the sound
05 LESSON: BREATHINGThe most important thing is the way that we breathe, more that the way that we use the air
06 LESSON: BUILDING A BETTER SOUNDExercises for getting a better sound.
07 LESSON: BREATHING EXERCISEAnother exercise that I really like to practice
08 LESSON: VIBRATO: WIDENESSDifferent techniques of vibrato and how I mix them for playing with some examples
09 LESSON: VIBRATO: SPEEDMaybe the most important because is something that we need to work to control better the possibilities of our instrument
10 LESSON: VIBRATO: CONCLUSIONShort summary of the vibrato lesson
11 LESSON: VIBRATO EXERCISESpecific exercises for good vibrato, colour and speed work
12 LESSON: VIBRATO TECHNIQUES AND MIXED VIBRATODifferent techniques, like a classical or like diaphragm or flute technique or the mix technique
13 LESSON: STABLE INTONATIONIntonation is something that we are always thinking about, especially when we play chamber music, also when we play solo saxophone
14 LESSON: GOOD FINGERS POSITIONImprove control and speed
15 LESSON: HOW TO PRACTICE A SCALEYou like scales?
16 LESSON: IMPROVE YOUR TONGUINGArticulation and coordination, how to cordinate exactly the tone with articulation and different techniques
17 LESSON: PRACTICE FLEXIBILITYIn the flexibility we are going to work a lot of intervals
18 LESSON: PLAYING IN DUO WITH PIANOPlaying in duo with a pianist is maybe the most common situation for every saxophone
19 LESSON: PHRASINGPhrasing for performance it's the most important aspect of the playing at the beginning, after reading about the style or about the composer
20 LESSON: ORGANIC FEELING OF TEMPOWhat is organic? Is something that is alive, is in movement because it is movement is not regular, if is regular it's a machine, but that organic movement is non-regular
21 LESSON: RECORDINGI would like to share with you some tips and my experience producing a CD
22 LESSON: MOTIVATIONIncreasing our motivation, I think is something very important
CONCLUSIONKeep on working, practicing, enjoy and be happy