Saxophone Classes

 

When we think of the saxophone, we imagine smooth jazzy grooves by Kenny G or the warm tones from Stan Getz. It is a little known fact that the saxophone and clarinet go hand-in-hand, and saxophone players around the world are expected to know how to play both the clarinet and the flute as the style and methods followed to train oneself in playing these instruments are almost the same.

The classes we offer at Rainbow Bridge will offer you basic and advanced training in each of these instruments, including identifying whether you would prefer a baritone or tenor saxophone, or whether the clarinet is more suited to your style or if the flute is something you will be able to ace in. Come, experience music like you never have, with us… at the Bridge. We aim to provide the best training in saxophone, clarinet and flute through our classes in Bangalore.

Beginner Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to instrument
  • Music theory & harmony
  • Posture and hand position, and saxophone placement
  • Correct embouchure
  • Use of air and breath control
  • Timing and rhythm
  • Ear Training
  • Popular Standards & Melodies
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Advanced Course Curriculum

  • Music theory
  • Introduction to Jazz and styles – Soloing and Improvisation
  • Standards and melodies
  • Recording and composition.
  • Scales and modes
  • Musical interpretation and vibrato well executed on own initiative
  • Sight-reading with accuracy and confidence
  • Contemporary music familiarity and confidence in interpreting it musically
  • Overtone series progression
  • Altissimo register introduced
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Our Instructors

Sweethin Hartman is best known to his fans as the killer saxophonist of the band Rhapsody Out  Loud, which shot to fame as the only BAND representing South India, and especially Mangalore  on the 7th season of the hit talent-based TV show “INDIA’S GOT TALENT”. Having studied the  saxophone under the late Robert D’souza and Sri. Ganesh Karinja, he soon grew to be a sought  after sax player at quite a young age.

Having drawn inspiration from Charlie Parker, Kadri Gopalnath & Kenny G., he adds his own  soulful touch to the music he renders on his saxophone. Also known for his collaborative act with Romanian female prodigy, DJ Miki Love, for “The Great Mela” a two-day cultural gala organized by the ZEE network, held in Dubai (Nov 2016) which also featured big names like  Amit Trivedi, Raghu Dixit, Vidya Vox, Shankar Tucker, Avial, Kabir Cafe, and many others.

Having been an ace at it since the age of 15, Sweethin has also rendered melodies on his saxophone for many kannada mainstream films, albums, konkani albums, and also devotional albums. Apart from being a jazz and blues saxophonist, he also is a singer/songwriter, and plays the guitar, piano, and percussion as well.

A mechanical engineer by profession, music has been his whole and soul since childhood, and he still continues to pursue his passion for it. He currently resides in the city of Bengaluru.

OUR ADDRESS

Rainbow Bridge

#140 Gangadharachetty road Ulsoor

Bangalore

Karnataka

560042

9538192000

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