Jon De Lucia is a jazz woodwind player based in New York City. Author of Bach Shapes, a book of exercises for saxophone, and Full-time Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca, NYC.
Finally settled enough in the new place to do another Zoom workshop this Saturday morning at 11 am EST.
I’m starting to get the final files of Bach Shapes II back from the designer and for the next two workshops, I’m going to open it up and talk through some spots with you all. A good chance to see what the books are about, including ideas on how to practice these shapes.
We’ll go for 1.5 hours max, $15 venmo or paypal. Click on the date and time below to be registered, which will get you the video recording of the session, any materials, and a discount code to use towards the new book, or the old ones.
Hi! I have a new article out today on the Best Saxophone Website Ever that analyzes one of the etudes from my book, Bach Shapes: The Etudes. Check it out! Pick up the books below and get to practicing.
The new ebooks, Bach Shapes: The Etudes are out today! Very excited to share these books with you. 12 etudes: 10 on standards, 1 freely improvised melody, 1 irish reel in odd time. All of the etudes having backing tracks from a great live band recorded in NYC. Best of all, these are available for C, Eb, Bb and Bass Clef! After the etudes you’ll find 7 pages of analysis, giving the source shapes, from Bach’s music, that I used to construct the etudes. This book includes (almost) all of the etudes from Bach Shapes I and II, and more, and serves as a great supplement to both books. The analysis is exclusive to this book, and this is the only place you’ll find the etudes transposed for different instruments. Bach Shapes I and II are written in the Eb transposition.
I’m very happy with these, and hope you will enjoy them. I’ve also enjoyed receiving videos of great players playing the studies, like this one I got today from David Valbuena, playing Kosmapolitano from the Bb version.