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Saxophone For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-08974-3
384 pages
October 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Basic Information about the Saxophone 7

Chapter 1: Saxophone Basics 9

Chapter 2: Assembling and Tuning the Sax 21

Chapter 3: The Body–Saxophone Connection 33

Part II: Getting Started: From First Notes to Special Effects 45

Chapter 4: Notes, Intervals, and First Melodies 47

Chapter 5: The Language of Music: Articulation and Intonation 83

Chapter 6: Have You Got Rhythm? 99

Chapter 7: Scaling New Notes and Expanding Your Range 117

Chapter 8: Special Rhythms and Techniques 139

Part III: A Variety of Styles: The Blues, Jazz, Pop, and Classical 153

Chapter 9: Getting Down with the Blues 155

Chapter 10: Jazz — Practice Makes Perfect 171

Chapter 11: Rock ’n’ Roll and Rhythm and Blues 185

Chapter 12: Getting Your Groove On: Soul and Funk 201

Chapter 13: Latin Music 213

Chapter 14: Pop Saxophone: To the Point and Straight to the Heart 231

Chapter 15: Classical Music: The World of Bach, Ravel & Co 251

Part IV: Saxophones, Accessories, Maintenance, and Practice Tips 271

Chapter 16: The Right Tools for the Job: Saxophone and Accessories 273

Chapter 17: Cleaning and Maintenance 293

Chapter 18: Practice Makes Perfect (Saxophonists) 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 19: The Ten Greatest Saxophone Players You Should Know 311

Chapter 20: The Ten Most Important Sax Players and Their Best Recordings 317

Appendix A: Reading Music 323

Appendix B: Fingering Charts 333

Appendix C: About the CD 341

Index 347

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