Advice for learning jazz saxophone with no prior sax experience?
I am a senior bass clarinetist in high school with no prior experience on the saxophone. This year, I picked up the alto for the jazz band, and while I'm doing alright playing our concert pieces (Autumn Leaves, Red Clay, Area 51), I struggle with improvising over chords on songs like Bye Bye, Black Bird.
I know the basics of music and music theory, like reading music in treble clef, how most chords work, what a "key" means, etc.
How can I improve on things like my improvisational skills and, of course, how can I continue to improve my tone/start to experiment with different sounds based on what kind of song I'm playing?
If this specific question has already been asked I'd love to be pointed in that direction. Thanks in advance!