Creative Saxophone Workbook + CD

Creative Saxophone Workbook + CD : Techniques for intermediate saxophonists & jazz improvisers

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A technique book for the intermediate player which follows on from skills introduced in Creative Saxophone and Creative Saxophone Duets, and may be used alongside Creative Saxophone Improvising. The workbook focuses on specific techniques which, with regular practice, will give the student the confidence, fluency, and freedom to realize their full potential in performance and improvisation. BL Introduces essential techniques for the intermediate soloist BL Builds confidence and fluency in performance and improvisation BL Covers harmonics, vibrato, alternative and altissimo fingerings BL Provides interesting and effective ways to practise modes, scales, and arpeggios BL Develops improvisation skills through focusing on patterns, cycle of 5ths, the II-V-I, and transcription BL CD with live expert demonstrations and inspirational backings for the play-along pieces and many of the exercises; includes versions for alto and tenor instrumentsshow more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 48 pages
  • 226 x 304 x 10mm | 240.41g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193223694
  • 9780193223691
  • 410,895

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It [Creative Saxophone Workbook] covers a lot of territory in a slim volume but it is none the worse for that and is a good introduction to the more rigorous techniques. There are whole books out there that cover just one topic but some are terribly dry and off-putting to the younger player. If you have a really motivated pupil you can point them towards the more advanced books after working through Santin's workbook. The two CDs, one for alto and one for tenor, are excellent. Stantin thankfully employed real musicians and she herself ably demonstrates the techniques. * Andy Tweed, Music Teacher January 2007 * Clear, easy-to-read text and charts make things clear, with excellent opportunities to practise your new skills with tunes specially written for them. Includes two CDs (one for Eb, the other Bb) so that you can use the book with any horn, which is handy if you're a saxophone teacher or if your friend plays the same key saxophone too. * Jazzwise website June 06 * Brilliant value, top quality advice! . . . Features tremendous articulation exercises of swing tonguing and altissimo notes, with demos by Kellie for you to copy. Develop your high note playing, build vibrato - the end result? A really good sound on saxophone that you can call your own! This book shows you how achieve this, without the jargon or convoluted ramblings. In no time you'll be thinking and hearing in different keys, playing along with the Cycle of Fifths tracks recorded on the CDs and playing through the ii-V-Is. There are four transcription exercises for you to have a go at too. The real danger here is getting out the door, what with the huge ears you'll have after using this book! * Jazzwise website June 06 *show more

About Kellie Santin

Kellie Santin is widely recognized for her unique voice on the alto saxophone. Greatly influenced by Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond and others, her style of playing combines exceptional technique with a strong sense of melody and an infectious ability to groove. Kellie currently lectures in Saxophone at London's City Literary Institute. Kellie also freelances with a wide range of artists including Nina Ferro and Al more

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