Jazz articulation – practise this – sound like a pro
4 ways to practise great articulation – examples and how to’s!
Articulation is one of the most important parts of jazz playing and generally saxophone playing.
When you get your articulation right you get a much more defined and clear jazz language!
With articulation the biggest aspects of jazz playing comes together – timing and phrasing!
Listen to all the great heroes of jazz saxophone
that be from now or from the past, they all have great and clear articulation – which also means impeccable timing and phrasing.
I will get into 4 types of articulation and show you ways to practise this!
Get all the benefits of great articulation – better timing, better phrasing and clear defined jazz improvisation.
Towards the end of the clip I give a played and written example on how to articulate on a common jazz standard.
00:00 Articulation – The most important thing when playing saxophone!
00:37 In this video
00:57 Søren is soloing on the famous original «Solar» – lot’s of articulation.
01:25 The timing of saxophone playing is executed in two places
03:48 How to articulate
04:42 Example 1 – no articulation
06:49 Example 2 – staccato
09:16 Example 3 – potato
11:21 Example 4 – Jazz articulation
13:13 An articulation example on a jazz standard
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