Description: In this saxophone masterclass, saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith shows you why he’s been so in-demand with artists such as Sharon Jones, Amy Wineouse, Michael Buble, Al Green, The Roots, Bob Dylan, The J.B.’s, Etta Jones, etc. Ian discusses and demonstrates concepts to help improve your tone, feel, versatility and overall musicianship.
Topics Covered: long tone exercises, overtone exercises, creating scales out of partials (overtones), keeping your identity across different styles, sax tricks, time feel, transcriptions, false fingerings, beat placement, inflections, laying back in the pocket, stylistic diversity, blues, funk and R&B, ballad playing.
Saxophone, Tone, Feel, Versatility
Ian Hendrickson-Smith has performed and/or recorded with:
Amy Wineouse, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, The Roots, Bob Dylan, Mofro, Robbie Williams, Michael Buble, The J.B.’s, Etta Jones, Sharon Jones & The Dapkings, Cory Weeds, One for All, Chris Davis, Dave Kikoski, Ryan Kisor, Daniel Merriweather, Angelique Kidjo, The Revelations, Kevin Hays, JJ Grey & Mofro, Mark Ronson, Banda Uniao Black, Ghostface Killah, The Uptown Quintet, David Gibson, Alex Graham, Shiner Massive, Adam Scone, The V.I.P. Club, Spike Wilner, Jim DeSalvo.
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