Harvey Pittel is Branford Marsalis’ teacher – that should be enough to get your attention!
Harvey Pittel studied with Joe Allard from 1966-1984 and in this amazing YouTube series he shows us what he has been teaching for the last thirty years.
Well done to everyone one of you on this video. For those of you who didn’t manage to make a video this year, for whatever reason, let’s make sure you’re on next years!
This was a step up from last years Christmas Project and I would put this version of ‘Deck The Halls’ to be around Grade 5 standard, so well done those of you who got it down in just two weeks!
Let’s make sure we take away from this project,
May I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I look forward to making more music with you in 2016!
Click here to view the Dropbox folder to access the sheet music and backing track.
You MUST play the track at the full tempo to take part in the project and make sure that the first note of the backing track is audible, (so I can sync everyone together.) Please do your best to complete the whole piece, even if you can’t play some of it, (but do aim to practise it so that you can!)
Here is ‘Silent Night’ from our 2014 Christmas Project,
Pictured is my student Ali practicing her sax in Antartica. As a Cambridge Saxophone student you are part of a group that has members on all seven continents!
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Benjamin Zander is a leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven. Widely known for his charisma and amazing energy – and his brilliant pre-concert talks – he has an infectious passion for music that I hope you will find both moving and engaging.
Watch from 1:15 when he talks about the seven-year-old pianist.
The key is how the 11-year-old pianist has just one impulse per phrase …
How can we be ‘one-buttock’ saxophonists?
Consider what Benjamin says in this video: