How To Play Saxophone: Charlie Parker Style

I came across this interesting insight into Charlie Parker the other day. I’d heard the expression before, but didn’t know it was originally attributed to The Bird.

OK, so the guy made everything look and sound easy…

Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.

Charlie “Bird” Parker

Now if it were only that simple!  sax

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Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.

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