Tenor Saxophone Method
"Essential Jazz Instructional Materials"
John Kuzmich Jr.
I Jazz Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone Method – Dennis Taylor - Hal Leonard – 2009. II HS. Improvisation: Chordal-scalar/Ear Training/Theory/Rhythm patterns. IV Recorded & written examples. VI. Individual. VII. General discography.
Jazz Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone Method is an amazing supplement to any tenor saxophone method offering a comprehensive guide with step-by-step instruction. It’s a musical treat in a user-friendly format for aspiring saxophonists. The oversize book is perfect for the music stand. It begins with basics of jazz defining Dixieland to swing, and bebop to fusion along with a jazz tenor saxophone who’s who. Jazz fundamentals, chord structures and common chord programs are cleverly presented. The bulk of the method deals with improvisation instruction based on scale instruction, etudes and exercises. Lessons include soloing styles, melodic embellishment, licks and much more. There are jazz classics incorporated in the lessons tunes like Autumn Leaves, Doxy, Footprints, Maiden Voyage, Satin Doll, So What, Song for My Father and more. The book includes a CD with 87 tracks interspersed throughout the text for demonstrations and play-along. It’s good for intermediate saxophonists who have had some improvisation instruction. This book uses real jazz songs to teach fundamentals and improvising in the sax styles of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Zoot Sims and many others. Web: http://www.halleonard.com/, 79 pp.