Course Description

This is the perfect place to start for beginner tenor saxophone players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Tenor Saxophone Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your tenor saxophone with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

You will learn everything you need to know about the tenor saxophone, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the tenor saxophone in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Tenor Saxophone Program is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the tenor saxophone in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working tenor saxophone. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a "Jam Room" with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the tenor saxophone both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

Professional Musician and Educator

Todd Porter

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the program

  • 2

    Music Theory Made Easy

  • 3

    You will learn how to put the tenor saxophone together, make your first sound, and play three notes

  • 4

    Learn all of the notes in the A major scale

    • Week 2: Lesson Video

    • Week 2: Practice Video

    • Music Coach Tenor Saxophone Sheet Music

  • 5

    Learn the first melody for music coach song

    • Week 3: Lesson Video

    • Week 3: Practice Video

  • 6

    Learn how to play the A major scale ascending and descending (up and down), bass notes for the A section, and beginning to improvise.

    • Week 4: Lesson Video

    • Week 4: Practice Video

  • 7

    Learn how to play the bass notes for the B section of the song, and how song sections work together

    • Week 5: Lesson Video

    • Week 5: Practice Video

  • 8

    Learn how to play the melody for the B section of the song

    • Week 6: Lesson Video

    • Week 6: Practice Video

  • 9

    Learn how to change your role during the B section from lead to accompaniment.

    • Week 7: Lesson Video

    • Week 7: Practice Video

  • 10

    Learn how to change your role during the entire song from lead to accompaniment.

    • Week 8: Lesson Video

    • Week 8: Practice Video

  • 11

    Learn how to play your first scale pattern

    • Week 9: Lesson Video

    • Week 9: Practice Video

  • 12

    Learn how play your second scale pattern

    • Week 10: Lesson Video

    • Week 10: Practice Video

  • 13

    Learn how to play embellish the melody as part of your solo

    • Week 11: Lesson Video

    • Week 11: Practice Video

  • 14

    Learn how to put all the skills together, melody, solo, and accompaniment

    • Week 12: Lesson Video

    • Week 12: Practice Video

  • 15

    Jam Room: Practice the song at three different speeds with a virtual band

    • Jam Room: Slow 60bpm

    • Jam Room: Medium 80bpm

    • Jam Room: Fast 100bpm

  • 16

    Bonus: The Music Coach Duo Series

    • Welcome To The Music Coach Duo Series

    • Music Coach Duo Series: Piano and Saxophone Level 1

    • Music Coach Duo Series: Piano and Saxophone Level 2

    • Music Coach Duo Series: Piano and Saxophone Level 3

    • Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 1

    • Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 2

    • Music Coach Duo Series - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Level 3