Pete Thomas: Taming the Saxophone Vol. 3 - Int/Adv Exercises & Patterns

Pete Thomas: Taming the Saxophone Vol. 3 - Int/Adv Exercises & Patterns

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This powerful presentation of technique and ’chop builders’ consolidates all of the physical aspects of playing the saxophone into one workbook. Scale studies in all 12 keys are interspersed with beneficial tone development exercises and essential articulation drills. All dedicated saxophone players of any ability can use this book, especially those searching for a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts needed to play at a high level.

The most useful scales and chords are written out in 12 keys for practice, including major, minor, blues, pentatonic, diminished and whole tone scales. The tone and articulation exercises show how to make scale practice interesting and more ’musical.’

Chapter sections:
Introduction - Articulation; how to play the exercises
Scale Exercises - chord tones, approach tones, neighbouring notes
Digital Patterns
Cycle of Fifths
ii-V7-I changes
Fourths
Diminished Patterns
Whole Tone Patterns
Tone Exercises - Breathing, Long Notes
Overtone series
About Scales - various types, how to practise them

Spiral bound book, 140 pages


"Great book - I use it every day to keep the chops in order" - Bobby Wellins