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Funk Licks Series 4

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Series Description

In Funk Licks Series 4 get set to learn a new range of amazing funky licks that you can take away and play within your own saxophone solos. These licks also sound great with a band behind you as you'll discover when you play them over our amazing backing track. This series returns to a number of techniques learned in the earlier Funk Improvisation and Funk Licks collections, and we recommend checking those out before moving onto Funk Licks Series 4.

Tutor Description

James Morton has been playing sax since the age of eight. Now one of the most exciting jazz artists on the European music scene, James now plays solo gigs as well as with groups, including a James Brown tribute alongside Pee Wee Ellis, and another alongside Andy Sheppard. James has also worked with Pendulum and Kasabian, among other popular contemporary artists, and is a great tutor for anyone looking to bring edge and excitement to their own sax playing.

  • Funk Licks Series 4 - Lesson 1James introduces Funk Licks Series 4 by talking through some of the areas you'll be looking at in this collection of saxophone lessons. You'll be playing in the A concert key, which is F sharp on an alto sax. Although a difficult key to play on saxophone, due to its popularity with guitarists and vocalists it's an essential to learn if you're looking to play in a band. James then moves straight into teaching you the first two licks from this series, before putting on the backing track at the end of the lesson so you can play along with him.
  • Funk Licks Series 4 - Lesson 2Two more great funk licks are headed your way in this lesson, broken down again to help you learn the phrase in full. The licks you'll learn here have a real James Brown feel to it and utilise call and response techniques, which if you haven't covered yet you can learn in our Funk Improvisation collection. This is a brilliant lick to learn and you'll feel great when you're playing it. Get this lick under your fingers and get the backing track turned up loud so you can play along with James.
  • Funk Licks Series 4 - Lesson 3The next lick in this series has a very soulful, smooth, and melodic feel to it and is another one that feels great to play once it's under your fingers. James revisits a great tip from Funk Licks Series 3 to help you visualise how you're going to play each lick. Then you're straight into playing the individual notes and getting to grips with the lick itself. James breaks down all the individual notes so you can master this lick, before putting on the backing track and playing along with James.
  • Funk Licks Series 4 - Lesson 4In lesson four James ups the ante with a lick that has more to it than those you've previously learnt. This is a great lick that blends several elements of playing the saxophone and is sure to add some colour to your own personal repertoire. James slows this lick right down to help you get to grips with it and play it to perfection. As well as learning this great lick you'll pick up some excellent pro tips from James that will help you get more from your playing. Once you've mastered this lick, get the backing track on or start jamming with your friends.
  • Funk Licks Series 4 - Lesson 5Lesson five brings you a somewhat unique lick in that you're going to learn to play it in two octaves. James begins by explaining why this isn't possible with all the licks you have learnt throughout the Funk Licks collection, Here, you will start with the lower octave and move onto the higher octave, and again you'll have plenty of time to deconstruct, slow down, and master this lick before putting it all together and playing along with the backing track.
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