Make it Sound Real
Hey, i’m Arnoud de Graaff. Professional saxophonist, music teacher and founder of Virtual Music Education.
’’Make it Sound Real” is an online educational program written by me and is divided into 6 workshops. They are easy for anyone to follow and participate – regardless your experience or music style you’re playing in.
Every workshop has a clear introduction, so you know what the topics are in that workshop. At this page you can see all off the 6 introductions. After following these workshops, you’ll have the fundamental tools to open your ears and play your music freely – accelerating your skill and passion. You will play and listen to music in a different way and the workshops will help you to become a better and more complete musician.
You can download each of the 6 workshops separately, or just as one course and follow them at your own speed and convenience. Good luck and have fun with “Make it Sound Real”.
Base, fundament for future improvisations. Improvise freely and go on for hours! Includes play-along. Duration about 12 minutes.
Great improvise tool. Usable in every music style. Get structure in your soloing! Includes play-along. Duration about 10 minutes.
Play with the songs you like from now on. Find the key a song is written in and play the melody bij ear! Pentatonics. Duration about 12 minutes.
Improvise with statements, get more structure in your soloing. Find out in which key a blues is played by ear! Duration about 12 min.
Learn effects like: bend, slur, growl, vibrato, fluttertonque, etc. Sound like a professional! Lots of audio examples. Duration about 17 minutes.
Play the right swing in changeable tempo from now on! Play the accents at the right place. Audio examples. Includes play-along. Duration about 9 minutes.