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Creative Saxophone Book/Cd (Jazz & Improvisation)

Creative Saxophone Book/Cd (Jazz & Improvisation)

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A Fresh Approach for Beginners Featuring Jazz & Improvisation

15 Jazz & Contemporary Music Styles with Accompanying Audio

With its clear and systematic progression, Creative Saxophone is suitable for beginners of all ages. Complete with reference to jazz and contemporary music styles throughout it offers students the first steps towards confident improvisation. It also covers all relevant elements of technique, lots of idiomatic practice material with an authentic and varied CD backing for many of the pieces within. The CD includes versions for alto and tenor instruments. A fresh approach for beginners featuring jazz and improvisation!

This Book Features:

  • Clear and systematic progression
  • For beginners of all ages
  • Teaches with reference to jazz and contemporary music styles throughout
  • First steps towards confident improvisation
  • Covers all relevant elements of technique
  • Lots of idiomatic practice material
  • Authentic and varied CD backing for many of the pieces
  • CD includes versions for alto and tenor instruments

At the last count there are about 150 sax tutor books out there, so why bother with this one? Because it teaches a lot about the saxophone and music in a fun, well-paced and modern manner. The book gets you up and playing but is mindful of important things needed to make a good sound on sax. The accompanying CD is brilliant - 15 cool tunes - in a variety of styles (you're playing rock from track one) . . . Another great feature is that improvisation skills are developed, with heaps of help given by the authors . . . It is ideal for a sax teacher as well, because it's all there and both children and adult pupils wanting to learn will get into it . . . Highly recommended -Β Jazzwise.Β 


Saxophone / Grade 2 / List A

  • Traffic jam or Sneakin' around from Creative saxophone

About the Authors: Kellie Santin & Cheryl Clark

Kellie Santin is widely recognised 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 Start.

Cheryl Clark is an accomplished musician who specialises on saxophone, oboe, flute and clarinet. A regular member of the leading big bands in Melbourne, Cheryl has toured with international acts including Ray Charles and Jerry Lewis. Cheryl has also performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Pops Orchestra and the Victorian State Orchestra. She has made numerous television appearances and has worked in musicals and commercial recording sessions including movie soundtracks and commercial recordings.

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