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#31 Rediscovering Your Roots

Erik discusses young students and unearths a recording of himself from sixth grade. Download the free Progressive...

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#30 Tips for a Productive New Year

Welcome to a Very Important Episode. Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone, which includes novice,...

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#29 When Sounding 'Bad' Is Good

Sorry, students, this title doesn't mean you don't have to practice for juries. Download the free Progressive...

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#28 Test Driving the 2018 iPad Pro

"iPad, iPod, I don't know anymore." --Scott Aukerman If you are a student and would like your playing critiqued on...

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#27 Embouchure Concepts

Swan diving into the murky waters of the embouchure. If you are a student and would like your playing critiqued on...

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#26 Note Grouping Is Awesome

NOTE grouping is awesome. Note GROUPING is awesome. Note grouping IS awesome. Note grouping is AWESOME. If you are...

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#25 Recommended Books

Erik give props to some of his favorite books related to the saxophone and music performance. Among those...

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#24 Calypso by Greg Youtz - Commentary Track

Erik comments on his performance of Calypso (2008) by Greg Youtz. Made in Tacoma: New Chamber Music for Saxophone...

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#23 Are You Practicing Slow Enough?

Well, are you? Are you really practicing slow enough? Huh? Huh? Also, Erik describes a scale routine that didn't...

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#22 Rondo à la Banjo - Commentary Track

Erik shares the compositional process behind his Rondo à la Banjo for saxophone trio, featuring both studio and live...

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#21 Returning to Practice After Time Off

Took it a little too easy this summer? Then listen to this one. Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for...

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#20 Everyday Carry

Erik shares his EDC. Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone, which includes novice, intermediate,...

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#19 Altissimo Tips

A smattering of thoughts about altissimo, including an impromptu performance of Altissimo Etude No. 1. All 14 etudes...

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#18 Memorization

This episode is about...uh...what was it, again? Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone, which...

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#17 Rambling About Reeds

Random reeds tips (and vamps...and hearts...and heels). Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone,...

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#16 More Practice Techniques for Difficult Spots

Just in case the last episode's "secret" wasn't enough to get the job done. Download Progressive Warm-Ups for...

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#15 The Secret to Learning Difficult Music

What could the secret be?! Also, now that the 14 warm-up routine episodes are done, the show is moving to an...

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#14 Saxophone Warm-Up Routine Part 14: Scales

And now your reward for making it through the previous 13 episodes: scales. *shrug* Download the free Progressive...

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#13 Saxophone Warm-Up Routine Part 13: More Overtones

This is it for overtones, promise. Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone, which includes novice,...

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#12 Saxophone Warm-Up Routine Part 12: More Voicing Exercises

More exercises to make anyone within earshot love you. Download the free Progressive Warm-Ups for Saxophone, which...

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