Long Tone Exercises to Improve Your Tone

with Vandoren Artist-Clinician Matthew Younglove

Date Posted: December 02, 2023

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In this video, Vandoren Artist-Clinician Dr. Matt Younglove explains and demonstrates an assortment of long tone exercise to improve your saxophone tone. These exercises target three crucial areas of saxophone playing: embouchure, air support, and voicing.

0:43 3 Tenants of Good Sound
1:16 Review of Good Embouchure
1:31 Embouchure Development Exercise
2:04 Let's Play Together
5:33 Air Support Development
7:32 Let's Play Together
9:16 Oral Cavity Shape
11:53 Overtone Exercise

More about Matthew

Concert saxophonist and pedagogue Matthew Younglove, a South Carolina native, has performed concerts and recitals across the United States, France, and the UK. He currently serves on the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, OH. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Edinboro University of Pennsylvannia.

Younglove is a Presser Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. He completed graduate studies at Northwestern University earning a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance. His principle teachers include Connie Akers, Frederick Hemke, Clifford Leaman, and John Sampen.

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