In this course you’re going to learn 20 songs in 20 weeks.
I’ve set myself the target of learning 400 songs in ten years. Whilst working through my list of 120 songs I want to learn this year, I realised that a shortened version of this would make an excellent course for you guys.
All of us know a lot of songs – wouldn’t it be great if we had access to that library of songs through our saxophone? Using a Real Book or reading from the music is a nasty habit when playing jazz – people often come up against problems, when trying to improvise, when all they have done is read off the ‘dots’. I’m going to publish a lead sheet with most of the songs we’re going to look at, but do not be under the illusion that this is my preferred method. I want you to go out and learn these songs so you can stand on stage and perform them with no music in front of you!
This course ties in well with all of our transcription courses, but in particular the following are well worth watching if you want to go deeper:
#20songs20weeks is the # I’m going to get you to use on social media – and do make sure that you comment on your progress in the forum.