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Welcome to the Randy Hunter Jazz Lessons Subscription Website!

Here you'll find everything from my complete Beginning Saxophone lesson series to my Stages I-IV Jazz Improvisation lesson series. My popular Soloing on Tunes lesson series is also here- all available at a low monthly price!

You'll still be able to purchase lessons individually or in sets at www.beginningsax.com, but by choosing to access the lessons via subscription, you can avoid downloads and have access to all of my lessons in streaming format.

As always, I'm happy to answer questions, so feel free to reach me at [email protected].

Hope to hear from you soon!

Randy Hunter

  • New Lessons!
    178 videos — 120 extras

    New Lessons!

    178 videos — 120 extras

    You'll find my newest lessons in this collection. As other new releases are published, I'll migrate these into their respective categories. Look for the EXTRAS and PDF files for each lesson at the end of this category.

  • Site Navigation, EXTRAS, Lesson Plans

    6 videos

    A quick tour of the site including locating the EXTRAS & determining which lessons are best for you.

  • Beginning Saxophone: The Jazz Approach

    50 videos — 11 extras

    With this complete beginners series of lessons for alto and tenor, you'll learn all the fundamentals of playing saxophone and reading music with an approach that is geared toward learning to play jazz!

    We'll begin with the basics of saxophone assembly, holding the instrument, and making sounds...

  • Beginning Jazz Improvisation!
    11 videos — 8 extras

    Beginning Jazz Improvisation!

    11 videos — 8 extras

    Begin learning to improvise in a structured manner. This series will eliminate the "Where and how do I start improvising?" dilemma. This series is under construction, so look for new lessons to be added regularly.

  • Chord Essentials
    6 videos — 5 extras

    Chord Essentials

    6 videos — 5 extras

    Learn "Must-Know" patterns and their application.

  • Quick Tunes
    61 videos — 24 extras

    Quick Tunes

    61 videos — 24 extras

    In this collection we'll go directly to the process of learning and soloing on classic tunes. All of the tunes we cover will have play-along tracks, so be certain to download the EXTRAS folders as you do the lessons. I think this will prove to be a fun set of lessons.

  • Rhythm Changes - Triads to Tritone Subs & Etudes

    10 videos — 7 extras

    This section includes lessons and etudes based on Rhythm Changes, the classic Gershwin progression.

  • Easy Blues Licks
    11 videos — 11 extras

    Easy Blues Licks

    11 videos — 11 extras

    This series includes easy blues licks and a method for learning them in different keys.

  • Saxophone Altissimo
    2 videos — 2 extras

    Saxophone Altissimo

    2 videos — 2 extras

    These videos provide exercises and instruction for playing the altissimo register of the saxophone.

  • Vocabulary, Licks, & Language
    28 videos — 27 extras

    Vocabulary, Licks, & Language

    28 videos — 27 extras

    Build your improvisation language by learning and conceptualizing a variety of licks. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder or PDF for each lick.

  • One Exercise All Chords
    5 videos — 4 extras

    One Exercise All Chords

    5 videos — 4 extras

    This lesson series has been hidden in the Harmony category, so I wanted to make it more visible.

  • The What's, When's, & Why's of Tritone Subs

    14 videos — 9 extras

    In this new series, I'll assemble a set of videos that cover multiple aspects of tritone subs.

  • Transcribe This Lick Round 2!

    6 videos

    Transcribing is a great ear training exercise - and it helps build vocabulary too!

  • Enclosures, Enclosures, Enclosures!

    4 videos — 4 extras

    This new series featuring a variety of enclosure exercises- not just for bebop playing!

  • Sound and Style
    10 videos — 7 extras

    Sound and Style

    10 videos — 7 extras

    NEW! Look for lessons on inflection techniques, articulation, tone, and style to appear in this collection.

  • Saxophone Basics

    4 videos

    In this series, I'll cover many of the basics of saxophone playing.

  • Walking the Changes
    3 videos — 3 extras

    Walking the Changes

    3 videos — 3 extras

    A practice method that will have you thinking ahead with sophisticated vocabulary and lines. The chord progression from the standard, There Will Never Be Another You, is used for the exercises.

  • Unraveling the Diminished Scale
    15 videos — 10 extras

    Unraveling the Diminished Scale

    15 videos — 10 extras

    In this series you'll learn the diminished scales and how to use them in your improvised solos.

  • Exploring the Chords
    26 videos — 2 extras

    Exploring the Chords

    26 videos — 2 extras

    Explore various chords using some suggested vocabulary from the videos. We'll begin with dominant 7th chords, but I plan to add a variety of different types of chords over time. Download the EXTRAS for PDF and piano only files for your personal practice.

  • Funk, Blues, and R&B Licks & Lines

    2 videos — 2 extras

    Learn the licks and lines from classic funk, blues, and R&B tunes. I'm just getting started on this series, so be sure to keep an eye out for updates.

  • Confirmation Bop Concepts
    7 videos — 4 extras

    Confirmation Bop Concepts

    7 videos — 4 extras

    In this series, we'll explore bop concepts using the chord progression from the tune, Confirmation. After working with a number of students over the past several months analyzing transcriptions of solos on Confirmation by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, and others, I decided to organi...

  • The Basics of the Blues
    5 videos — 6 extras

    The Basics of the Blues

    5 videos — 6 extras

    This collection will evolve to include blues lessons that range from easy-advanced. The lessons will generally be faiirly brief so that you can learn a practice routine and take it directly to the shed.

  • Tradin' 4's with the Blues
    12 videos — 12 extras

    Tradin' 4's with the Blues

    12 videos — 12 extras

    In this series, we'll trade 4's on the blues in different keys. I'll be adding keys over the next few months until we are eventually trading and swinging all 12 keys. Play-alongs and PDF's included in the EXTRAS folders.

  • Soloing on Rhythm Changes - Under Construction!

    4 videos — 3 extras

    Stay tuned as this new Soloing on Tunes lesson series based on Rhythm Changes develops! We'll work with two play-alongs as we learn to solo on this standard Gershwin chord progression.

  • Advanced Jazz Articulation
    4 videos — 2 extras

    Advanced Jazz Articulation

    4 videos — 2 extras

  • The Greatest Jazz Saxophone Blues Motifs

    6 videos

    Originally created for my YouTube channel, I've decided to add these videos to the site after requests from a number of my subscribers.

  • Triad Pairs
    3 videos — 3 extras

    Triad Pairs

    3 videos — 3 extras

    Look for new videos in this collection on the hows, whys, and whats of Triad Pairs.

  • Fly Me to the Moon- Soloing on Tunes

    6 videos — 5 extras

    This extensive Soloing lesson includes 5 videos with topics including The Chord Progression Theory, Foundation for Melodic Soloing, Anticipating the Changes, Phrasing and Soloing, and Advanced Soloing Concepts. The lesson incorporates a terrific play-along track which is included in the download....

  • The Rock & Blues Series
    10 videos — 4 extras

    The Rock & Blues Series

    10 videos — 4 extras

    The Rock & Blues Series covers topics that include The V-IV Turnaround, Rock & Blues Vocabulary, Common Rock & Blues Forms, and Licks of the Great Rock & Blues Sax Players. This is a fun set that will help you understand and perform in these styles.

  • The Bebop Series
    6 videos — 6 extras

    The Bebop Series

    6 videos — 6 extras

    The Bebop Series features a progressive exercise beginning with the dominant bebop scale that works through a series of 2-note and 3-note enclosures. The fourth part of the exercise shows you how to incorporate the enclosures into your solo practice on tunes.

  • Questions & Answers
    6 videos — 1 extra

    Questions & Answers

    6 videos — 1 extra

    I plan to add new Q&A videos to this collection monthly, so be sure to drop me a note with your questions. I'll try to answer them in either a video or a written response. I love hearing from folks! Just post a question on the forum or drop me an email at [email protected]

  • Stage 1 Jazz Improvisation Lessons

    15 videos — 11 extras

    For beginning jazzers still working on basic fundamentals but looking to start improvising, the lessons in this playlist would be a great place to start!

    These lessons will help you continue learning developing jazz fundamentals as you develop a practice routine centered around learning to im...

  • Stage II Jazz Improvisation Lessons

    19 videos — 10 extras

    For musicians with a bit of experience but still fairly new to improvising, these lessons would help you continue to build your skills, develop your improvisation vocabulary, learn more about jazz theory, and get a bit more soul in your playing.
    Lesson topics include:
    Jazz Sound & Style
    Jazz ...

  • Stage III Jazz Improvisation Lessons

    10 videos — 9 extras

    Stage III includes are med-advanced level lessons designed to help you understand more about harmony, build your technique, and further develop your jazz phrasing skills.

    We'll cover:
    -more about the use of pentatonic scales in blues and funk playing.
    -dominant chords and the Circle of Fourt...

  • Stage IV Jazz Improvisation Lessons

    10 videos — 9 extras

    These lessons are for advanced players looking to further develop technique, harmony and improvisation skills.

    We'll cover:
    -advanced chord navigation exercises
    -locating and identifying ii-V-I's in different tonal centers within a tune
    -flat 9's
    -guide tone exercises
    -learning chord prog...

  • Soloing on Tunes
    22 videos — 7 extras

    Soloing on Tunes

    22 videos — 7 extras

    In my Soloing on Tunes series, you'll learn how to apply concepts learned in Stages I-IV to a number of classic jazz standards.

    Lessons from the various stages are referenced in most of these lessons, while new concepts are also introduced. You'll also learn about the theory behind the chord ...

  • Shedding Technique - Quick Studies!

    6 videos — 4 extras

    This collection includes lessons for building technique. They are brief and to the point so you can pick up a quick exercise for taking directly to the shed. I'll be adding lessons to this category regularly, so visit it frequently!

  • Shedding Harmony - Quick Studies!

    18 videos — 14 extras

    These quick videos will give you exercises you can take directly to the practice room for learning chords and basics of harmony. Check this category frequently for new videos.

  • This Month's Etudes
    6 videos — 6 extras

    This Month's Etudes

    6 videos — 6 extras

    This collection features three etudes each month for your reading practice. The etudes represent easy, medium, and difficult skill levels. Be sure to download the written copies for alto and tenor sax in the "Extras" folder. Most of the etudes will also include play-along tracks. A different set ...