14 Blues and Funk Etudes
Author: Bob Mintzer
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
A collection of studies composed for musicians who wish to extend themselves in improvisation, composition, sight reading and general musicianship skills. Each etude has a theoretical explanation, suggestions for performance and tips for practice routines. Two CDs of combo accompaniments performed by members of the Yellowjackets are included. All books are compatible and written so that they can be performed together.
A trusted training method for aspiring and serious players, "The Saxophone Bible" covers tuning, tone production, fingering, breath control, playing low and high ranges, scales, intervals, and much more.
(Woodwind Method). This follow-up edition presents a continuation and expansion of the techniques presented in Scale Studies, with a special emphasis on chordal concepts. It includes innovative exercises and solos that will help sax players learn melody, harmony, rhythm and improvisation techniques.
Author: James "Red" McLeod, Norman Staska
Publisher: Alfred Music
Scale Etudes is a presentation of progressive material which provides for various levels of individual proficiency. Because of its unique construction, it can be used for individual study or for any instrumental combination. By adding harmony and various rhythmic sequences, the drudgery of scale exercises is eliminated.
A professor of jazz studies at Western Michigan University, Kynaston lays a foundation necessary before the saxophone student can venture very far into jazz. Scales, arpeggios, tonguing, and playing in tune are essentials covered here in a manner that should lead to ease in using the language of jazz.
Author: James D. Ployhar
Publisher: Alfred Music
A complete warm-up technique book containing units on lip slurs, chorales, major scales and scale studies, minor scales, chromatic scales, arpeggios, interval studies, articulation and dynamic studies, rhythm studies, and rudiment review. Written by James D. Ployhar, with individual tuning suggestions and warm-up exercises by additional experts on each instrument.
Author: Clement Salviani, Alamiro Giampieri
Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi
Jazz flute etudes
Author: Marc Adler
Publisher: Houston Pub
(Jazz Book). These etudes by Marc Adler will delight both classical and jazz musicians. Marc is an accomplished flutist and composer in both the jazz and classical arenas and is also an experienced educator. These twelve etudes explore each of the twelve keys but at the same time step out into contemporary sounds characteristic of modern jazz and 20th-century classical music, such as whole tone and diminished scales, and colorful chord progressions. Jazz flutists will enjoy his original jazz licks and may want to add some of them to their vocabulary of patterns. Classical flutists will appreciate the challenge of sight-reading these tightly woven compositions while savoring their improvisatory character.
Saxophone Sound Effects
Author: Ueli Dorig
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Berklee Guide). Add unique saxophone sounds to your palette of colors! The saxophone is capable of a great range of sounds, from laughs and growls to multiphonics and percussion effects. This book shows you how to do 19 different inventive effects, with etudes that put them in a musical context. The accompanying online audio provides play-along tracks for the etudes and examples of each sound effect in isolation. The price of this book includes access to audio tracks online, for download or streaming, using the unique code on the first page. Now including PLAYBACK+, a multifunctional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right available exclusively from Hal Leonard.
Author: Bernhard (COP) Heiden
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(Schott). Composed in 1937.
(Woodwind Method). This Berklee Workshop provides the intermediate to advanced saxophone player with material that is both technically challenging and musically compelling. Preparatory exercises and reading studies combine to make this workshop an excellent method for improving technique, phrasing and rhythmic accuracy. Includes exercises to take reading and playing skills from novice to expert levels!