Saxophone studies, with CDs. Volume 1.
There aren’t many etude books written specifically by a saxophonist for saxophonists that are actually musical, fun to play and highly educational too.
The Introductory text will help you to get the most out of the etudes, with specific goals for your level, whether you are an intermediate level player, weekend warrior or a pro
The 12 etudes are based on famous jazz standards such as Take the 'A' Train, Satin Doll, Rhythm Changes, Autumn Leaves, Body and Soul, and Green Dolphin Street, so you're playing real music, not unknown originals
If you like to write your own tunes, then these etudes are full of excellent examples of real ‘jazz language’, with strong voice-leading, powerful sequences and tasteful embellishments that will show you how to create lyrical, flowing lines.
Separate CDs are included for Bb instruments and Eb instruments. As etudes are written within the normal range of the saxophone, this makes playing the etudes on either instrument a joy. On the CD, the odd numbered tracks have sax plus rhythm section and the even numbered tracks have only the rhythm section, with extra choruses for extended solos.
Bk/2CDs, 48 pages