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The Sax School has only one level of membership - ALL ACCESS

With your All Access Membership, you get everything in the Sax School. You can choose between a monthly membership (billed once a month) or a discounted yearly membership (billed once a year). 

Below is a list of all of the Pathway & Specialty courses that are included with your All Access Membership to the Scott Paddock Sax School.

PATHWAY COURSES

Included with your All Access Membership.

The Beginner Pathway focuses on the basics of putting the sax together, playing notes, learning fingerings, learning how to read rhythms/notes, and playing simple songs. It’s the perfect starting point for a true beginner, a refresher, or someone transitioning from a different instrument.

Included with your All Access Membership.

The Early Intermediate Pathway focuses on digging deeper into the basics of embouchure, tonguing, breath support, tone, intonation, etc. – The main emphasis for this Pathway is on expanding your song repertoire as well as learning the concepts of dynamics & articulations. You will also learn all of your major scales and be introduced to The Chop Shop technique series, which will help get your fingers moving faster & cleaner. This Pathway is a great starting point for the Sax School.

Included with your All Access Membership.

The Intermediate: part 1 Pathway focuses on playing the music that isn’t written. You will learn how to personalize songs by ad libbing on the melody and start your journey into the world of improvisation. You will expand your knowledge of scales & theory while learning how to read chord symbols. You will also learn new songs at a much higher level. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. This Pathway is your first step into creating your own music on the sax.

Included with your All Access Membership.

The Intermediate: part 2 Pathway focuses on developing improvised solos & navigating your way through more complex chord changes. You will learn more songs & further develop your ability to personalize melodies through the use of ad libbing. The Chop Shop series will get your fingers moving even faster and cleaner. And the Jazz Style Etudes section will give you an in-depth understanding of the unwritten rules of articulations. In this Pathway, a strong emphasis will be placed on personalizing the music you create.

Included with your All Access Membership.

The Early Advanced Pathway focuses on diving much deeper into improvising over complex chord progressions and making your solos sound more interesting by using pro tips & techniques. You will learn how to interpret Charlie Parker transcriptions that will open your ears to chromaticism and get your fingers moving faster and cleaner. You will develop your altissimo register and learn how to incorporate those notes into your saxophone playing. In this Pathway, a strong emphasis will be placed on breaking the rules and creating your own voice.

SPECIALTY COURSES

In addition to the 5 main Pathway Courses, there are also several Specialty Courses dedicated to specific saxophone topics and techniques. These additional Specialty Courses are all included with your ALL ACCESS membership to the Sax School.

Hover your mouse over each course title for a brief description.

ULTIMATE ALTISSIMO

This course takes you from sounding your first altissimo note through mastery of the upper range of your saxophone.

JAZZ STYLE

In this course, you'll learn the unwritten rules of jazz articulation & master the art of ad libbing.

IMPROVISATION

In this course, we take you from one note solos all the way through developing solos over complex chord changes.

AD LIBBING

In this course, you'll learn how to personalize a melody by adding dynamics, notes, articulations, and feeling to it.

SAX BASICS

In this course, we take it back to the basics and concentrate on the fundamentals of playing the sax.

SCALES

In this course, you will learn & organize 6 different types of scales: major, minor, mixolydian, dorian, aeolian & 2-5-1 scales.

JAZZ STYLE

In this course, you'll learn the unwritten rules of jazz articulation & master the art of ad libbing.

FUNK STYLE

In this course, we show you step by step how to play funk grooves & solos, while learning 10 classic funk songs.

COMING SOON

We will be adding new courses on a regular basis. Check back for the next update!