Bill Watson: Swing Tunes for Christmas - Stage 1 Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Swing Tunes for Christmas is a collection of 10 popular Christmas melodies arranged as duets with rhythm section backings. They follow on from the Swing Studies books and form part of a series of graded duet studies in swing and jazz. The pieces and explanation will help you to develop an excellent swing feel in your playing and because they can be played along with another person, they are a lot of fun too!
Each tune is written over four staves - a stave for each voice (2 altos, 2 tenors) - so any combination is possible.
Tunes include: Deck the Halls; Ding Dong Merrily on High; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Good King Wenceslas; Hark The Herald Angels Sing; Jingle Bells; The First Noel; The Holly and the Ivy; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; While Shepherds Watched.
The book & CD set comes with a separate piano part, so you can have someone accompany you instead of the live rhythm section on the CD. Each piece has a 4-bar introduction and each piece is repeated three times.
Bk/CD, 22 pages plus separate piano part