Multiphonics 101

With Maarten Jan Huysmans
Multiphonics allow us to play multiple notes on the saxophone at the same time. Learn unique sounds, develop your embouchure strength, tone, and intonation in this fun filled course.





For all Saxes


Maarten Jan Huysmans


1 Hour



What you are going to learn

A few more words about this course

Multiphonics are a powerful tool for the modern saxophonist. They open a door of possibilites, which are otherwise unacheivable in an acoustic setting. While many multiphonics have been described as being "abrasive and harsh" the rabbit whole for this particular dicipline is deep. There are hundreds of unique multiphonics; some as beautiful as a chord on a piano, and many more yet to be discovered!
Throughout this course you will discover:

  • Multiphonic fingerings
  • Their use cases
  • How to develop a strong yet flexible embouchure
  • How to play harmonics
  • Practice techniques

Meet Your Instructor

Maarten Jan Huysman
Saxophonist, producer
Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel
Degree Name Master of Arts (MA)
Field Of Study Saxophone/music technology
Dates attended or expected graduation 2001 – 2007

From an early age it was crystal clear that Maarten would devote his entire life to music. The saxophone was his first love, followed later by drums and percussion.

During his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, he joined the world-famous, avant-garde ensemble Bl! Ndman. Later he played all over Europe with a variety of bands and DJs.

He has performed on the stages of Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop, Laundry Day and more. Since 2012, he has also devoted his talents to producing music.  Maarten has since produced for Merdan Taplak and deep house tracks under the German Bermuda Deep label. You can hear his work on Spotify under the moniker "Martin le Vilain."
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