Alto Saxophone Basics

Author: Chris Stieve-Dawe

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9783802406393

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 1852

In Alto Saxophone Basics you will learn eight songs in various keys and styles. Starting from the very basics of putting the saxophone together and learning the embouchure, you will then be guided through the proper way to find and play each note. The included Play-Along-CD will allow you to have a great deal of fun and enable you to perhaps give a small concert at home for friends and family. This book concerns itself with the alto saxophone only, but once you have mastered one of them you will be able to convert to all of the instruments in the saxophone family as they all use the fingerings and technique.

Saxophone Basics

A Method for Individual and Group Learningtenor Saxophone

Author: Andy Hampton

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571529735

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 5094

Saxophone Basics is a landmark method by one of the leading figures in saxophone education. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to about elementary level (Grade 2). There are 22 stages and each section includes a wonderful variety of concert pieces from the great composers, traditional tunes and fun, original exercises, 'finger gyms' and 'warm ups' to help establish a sound technique, 'fact files' and 'quizzes' to teach notation and general musicianship, helpful, clear 'fingering charts' and 'rhythm boxes' and great illustration. This tenor saxophone teacher's book offers tips on how to approach new techniques and motivate young players. This book would be particularly helpful for teachers who are not saxophone specialists.

Jazz: the Basics

Author: Christopher Meeder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135887128

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 4240

Jazz: The Basics gives a brief introduction to a century of jazz, ideal for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical style. The heart of the book traces jazz's growth from its folk origins through early recordings and New Orleans stars; the big-band and swing era; bebop; cool jazz and third stream; avant-garde; jazz-rock; and the neo-conservative movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Key figures from each era including: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis are highlighted along with classic works. The book concludes with a list of the 100 essential recordings to own, along with a timeline and glossary. Jazz: The Basics serves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make jazz 'America's classical music.'

Saxophone For Dummies

Author: Denis Gäbel,Michael Villmow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111808487X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 9757

The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwind instrument Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction to this popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musical experience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Covering both the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how to get a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, all accompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips on how to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how to care for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting. Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are available on the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone If you′re picking up a saxophone for the first time or are looking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummies gives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excel at playing this popular instrument.

First Lessons Alto Saxophone


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610659902

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 1766

This book is designed for the person who may know nothing about music and have had no previous saxophone training. the book, complete with audio, covers the basics of technique on the alto saxophone, as well as provides an introduction to the most fundamental elements of music. Skills are presented, reinforced through exercises, and implemented via real repertoire.

Songwriting für Dummies

Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770


Page: 408

View: 7424

This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Blues: The Basics

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135877122

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 5227

Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes: a definition of the blues and the major genres within it key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson key recordings Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.

Play Alto Sax Today!

A Complete Guide to the Basics

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation Staff,Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634033315

Category: Music

Page: 79

View: 3687

(Play Today Instructional Series). Learn to play the alto saxophone at your own pace! This book/CD pack walks you through the basics, and teaches you to play 5 songs: Chariots of Fire * Forrest Gump Main Title (Feather Theme) * The Man from Snowy River (Main Title Theme) * Rock & Roll Part II (The Hey Song) * We Will Rock You.

Saxophone Lessons for Beginners

Teach Yourself How to Play Saxophone (Free Video Available)

Author:,Peter Gelling


ISBN: 9825320338

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 8986

Teach yourself how to play saxophone with our easy saxophone lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free sax videos and audio for all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along. Also includes music score and saxophone animation for easy music learning.*** "I spent a lot of time to find a good book for my alto saxophone lesson. This book let me know how I can play it. You don't need to waste time to find another book. Just buy it and start now. [It] has good design and you can see clearly to learn." - JIN [Amazon] Progressive Beginner Saxophone contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great saxophone player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson saxophone tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of saxophones including alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, and baritone saxophone. No prior knowledge of how to read music or saxaphone lessons is required to teach yourself to learn to play saxophone from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play alto sax, how to play tenor sax, how to play soprano sax, or how to play bari sax • How to play saxophone notes, scales, riffs and melodies • All the fundamental techniques of saxophone playing including posture and breathing techniques • Practical saxophone theory for learning how to read saxophone music for beginners • Saxophone tips and saxophone tricks that every player should know when learning saxophone including the basics for how to improvise on saxophone • Shortcuts for how to learn saxophone fast by getting the most from practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the saxophone today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners saxophone lessons written by a professional saxophone teacher • Easy-to-read saxophone music • Photos and saxophone fingering diagrams for all saxophone notes • 70+ saxophone exercises, beginner saxophone songs and popular easy saxophone music in rock saxophone, blues saxophone and jazz saxophone styles Beginner saxophone lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the saxophone, fast.'s saxophone lessons for beginners are used by students and saxophone teachers worldwide to learn how to play saxophone. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted music lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual

Techniques and Materials for Teaching, Drill Design, and Music Arranging

Author: Wayne Bailey,Thomas Caneva

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218565

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 7680

The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual provides the first serious guidebook for the intricate art of directing high school or college marching bands. Wayne Bailey presents both the fundamentals and the advanced techniques that are essential for successful leadership of a marching band: music instruction, choreography, and band management. In this second edition, Bailey provides band instructors with even more diagrams as well as information on computer charting techniques. The book is divided into four units. The first provides the fundamentals of the marching band and its terminology, marching forms and movements, selection and arrangement of music, charting of formations, and ways to arrange a show. Unit two covers music instruction, improvement of marching and memorization skills, warmups, methods for building endurance and power, and ways to organize band rehearsals. The third unit provides instruction in choosing props and structuring auxiliary units, as well as guidance in tuning and staging the marching percussion line. The fourth unit is a collection of resource ideas, including one hundred and twenty drill charts and three musical arrangements for analysis.

Jazz Songs (4 Tunes)

Alto Saxophone

Author: Martin Stolz

Publisher: Martin Stolz


Category: Music

Page: 20

View: 1101

These 4 songs are included in my book ”Jazz Studies - Your Way into Jazz” available as eBook and iOs-App (Saxophones -English) - Informations at: The song’s level of difficulty complies to advanced students, already having knowledge of the basics of Jazz like phrasing and rhythm. The 4 Jazz tunes contain the most common song forms in Jazz: Blues, diatonic chords (like e.g. in Autuum Leaves), Rhythm Changes and a Ballad (Misty). Beside the melody there as well is a transcribed solo for each tune (listening example). For every song there is a video playing the melody and the solo (listening example), a leadsheet with playalong - here you can play along to the music; either play the solo I play or play your own one and a sheet with the whole song for printing out or just playing. Here are some tips for working with this book: Try to transcribe the soli by your own at first - then use the transcribtions to control your work. Keep in mind: Music is a matter of ears primarily - not of the eyes... The more you try to learn songs or solos by hearing them, the faster you will be able to play things you hear on your instrument! Especially in Jazz it is important to react on things you hear immediately! Analyze the soli and transpose single phrases to all keys. Then try to integrate them in your own playing. Play to the recording synchronously and try to imitate my playing as well as possibleYou will note, that Iam more of a ”laid-back” player. I consciously have not played ”school-book-like”, since in Jazz the personal way of phrasing and timing is all that counts! (of course one should be able to play right in time if needed!) Keep in mind: even a child trys to copy the adults to learn - that doesn’t mean, that the child won’t find his own way. You cannot copy one by 100%. In fact though copying others we find our own way - that at least is my personal experience. Pay attention to the way I phrase each single note - the notes written are only the basis. The aim is to sense every single note and phrase it. Therefore it is very useful to work with a software allowing you to slow down the music as well as looping single parts (e.g. Anytune or Transcribe!). You will recognize that the slower the music the better you can hear the phrasing - and this way you can try to copy it more easyly. Play your own soli and record them. Then transcribe and analyze them. This way you will learn a lot about your playing... Pay attention to the following points: 1. rhythmic manner of your phrases (start, lenghth, ending - variety?) 2. choice of tones (wrong, inconvenient tones - variety?) 3. Dramaturgy of the soli (how is the structure - relaxation/tension?)

Basic Music Theory By Joe Procopio

The Only Award-Winning Music Theory Book Available Worldwide

Author: Joe Procopio

Publisher: JoeCopio Music LLC

ISBN: 1483566951

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 3500

BASIC MUSIC THEORY By Joe Procopio Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio is the only music theory book to receive the coveted 5 Star Award from the respected International Book Review Company Reader’s Favorite. It is simply the best and easiest to read book about the basics in music. It teaches you how to quickly hear and understand everything essential in the art of sound. Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio is designed for the non-musician and the musician alike. It is the first step to take for anyone who is not trained as a musician but who wants to become one. It is also a sure step for many musician’s to complete their understanding of the tools of music and the core vocabulary used in the craft. Now, for the first time, an inexpensive, easy to read, easy to understand text is available for everyone to know what chords, scales, keys, notes and intervals are. More importantly, Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio will not only give you the necessary knowledge needed to know the art of music but it will also provide you with the critical skills required to create your own. In addition, the author has included his own unique 48 Chord System that allows anyone to learn all their chords in one easy enjoyable exercise. This exclusive piece can be played with one hand on the piano ( and on other instruments ) by anyone - as is shown in the book. This exercise alone is worth more than the value of many music textbooks. “Basic Music Theory eliminates all fear of music. It helps you become a musician with confidence; a master musician. It is specifically written to magnify your love of music and, in doing so, will greatly enhance and enrich your life.” “To be sure, I have had more than 50 years of successful teaching and performing for many of the nation’s top recording artists behind me using the techniques found in this book. Thousands of people, many of them successful students and artists from all over the world, have sent me personal testimonials to confirm their musical achievements and their joy.

The Rough Guide to Saxophone

Author: Hugo Pinksterboer

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited


Category: Music

Page: 116

View: 5851

Discusses the history of the instrument; offers advice on selection, cleaning, and maintenance; and evaluates different types of reeds and mouthpieces.

Saxofon für Dummies

Buch. / [Korrektur: Harriet Gehring]

Author: Denis Gäbel,Michael Villmow

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527704057


Page: 360

View: 7401

Michael Villmow und Denis Gäbel führen in 'Saxofon für Dummies' in das Saxofonspielen ein. Sie zeigen, welche Saxofonarten es gibt und welche Art sich für wen eignet, wie man das Instrument richtig hält und wie man richtig reinbläst. Dann geht es auch schon los mit den ersten Tönen, Phrasen und kleinen Improvisationen. Dabei lernen Sie die Feinheiten des Saxofonspiels kennen, wie Sie Verbindungen zwischen den Tönen meistert, wie Sie die Töne richtig betonen und Dynamiken gekonnt einsetzt. Ein Teil des Buches beschäftigt sich mit den verschiedenen Musikstilen, in denen Saxofon gespielt wird: vom Jazz und Blues über Rock und Pop bis hin zu Klassik. Außerdem geben die Autoren viele Tipps zum effektiven Üben sowie zur Pflege und Wartung des Instruments. Dem Buch liegt eine CD mit Übungen, Songs und Playbacks zum Mit- und Nachspielen bei.