Music for Saxophone
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Sax Player's Sample Pack
You get sample pages from all of our
saxophone books on this page, plus sample pages
from the solo pieces too.
Includes samples pages from... All The Notes and More - plus these solo pieces:
Heartland for Alto or Tenor Sax and CD Accompaniment
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SAXOPHONE BOOKS - all are 8.5 x 11 print
ALL THE NOTES AND MORE FOR SAXOPHONE
70 Studies In Each Of The 12 Tonalities
To Develop And Maintain Tone, Tonguing, Technique, Flexibility, Endurance,
Range, And More For All Saxophone Players No Matter What
Styles You Play
Do you really know
I mean major, all
minors, diminished, whole tone,
blues, major and minor pentatonic,
modes, chromatic, and more! And all
of these in different patterns,
arpeggios, ranges, and articulations
too. And in all twelve keys.
Here's the ultimate book for saxophone players (good for all
saxophones - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)...
ALL THE NOTES AND
MORE is designed to help you develop and
maintain your tone, tonguing, technique,
flexibility, endurance, range, and more
no matter what styles you play. In it
you will practice and master all kinds
of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of
your instrument. They are the necessary
building blocks of music, and all top
performers have them ingrained into
their playing so they can perform at the
highest levels of musicianship. (174 pages)
Here's just a few suggestions for using
- Always play with a
great sound. No matter whether you're
playing high or low, fast or
slow...always listen to yourself closely
to play with a great sound. That's what
others are hearing, make them say... "Oh
what a sound!" ...when you play.
- It is never possible to play these
studies too slowly. However it is
possible to play them too fast. By
playing slow, you can listen closely to
the fundamentals of playing to make
adjustments that make playing the
studies quicker much easier and more
musical. As you play, be listening
closely to yourself so that each note
has a pleasing sound.
- Don't just
play notes - always make music!
- When learning a study, you may wish to
start with the last measure, play it a
few times until you are comfortable with
it, then back up one measure and play
the last two measures. Then practice the
last three measures. Repeat this
strategy until you are at the beginning
of the study. This way you will have
lots of practice finishing strong.
- Always use various articulations for
the studies. Examples: all slurred, all
tongued, slur four, slur two tongue two,
tongue two slur two, and on and on. Mix it up as you play
through a tonality, it will help you
keep things interesting and your mind
- When first going through
the studies, you may want to spend a
week, or a month, on learning a
tonality. After you have learned all the
tonalities, you may want to review one
tonality a day split up into a few
different practice sessions to maintain
your level of playing.
- ALTERNATE METHOD (recommended) - start with study #1 in the C tonality,
play it. Then play #1 in the F tonality, then #1 in Bb, then #1 in Eb, and
so on all the way through the 12 tonalities. When learning the studies do
this for a week (or two) on each study and you will master it in all tonalities.
Then proceed to study #2 and use the same system to learn it in all 12
tonalities. Continue through all the studies in this manner. Always vary the
articulations you use throughout your practice session of these studies.
- For advanced players, you will want to expand the studies into the altissimo
register by playing them up an octave.
- Practice slowly at first - work for even
tone and rhythm, then speed up as you
can play cleanly.
To download (PDF) a few C tonality
pages from the book
signup for the free Sax Player's
Sample Pack at the top of this page.
The full printed book (174 pages)
contains all of the 12 tonalities.
Get your copy now!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the
book and give it a go for 30 days, and
if you're not improved and playing
better, contact me within 45 days and I
will refund 100% of the purchase price.
We don't want any unhappy customers.
Solo Alto or Tenor Sax and CD Accompaniment (also available for trumpet
"Heartland is a fun work that
David R. Manson
Music Industry Recording Arts
St. Petersburg, FL
to see the first page of the alto sax part (a new window will open), and click
the play button below to listen to the opening section of the CD Accompaniment -
the whole piece timing is 7:15. The tenor sax part is also included when
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