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Developing Jazz Technique for Saxophone

Improvisation - Style - Special effects

By John O'Neill

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Tenor saxophone - intermediate to advanced
Improvisation - Style - Special effects. Composed by John O'Neill. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music with CD. Edition Schott. Classical, Contemporary, Instruction, Jazz. Edition with CD. 88 pages. Schott Music #ED 12670. Published by Schott Music (HL.49003311).

Item Number: HL.49003311

ISBN 9781902455044. 9x12 inches. English - German - French. Book; CD Pack.

Following on from the best-selling Jazz Method for Saxophone, Developing Jazz Technique for Saxophone will help intermediate players take their jazz skills to a new level. This method bridges the gap between beginning alto sax students and Jamey’s Play-A-Longs with basic, but hip, solos and a swingin’ rhythm section. The 22 pieces are written in a variety of jazz styles, including reggae, jazz waltz, bossa nova, calypso, New Orleans, South African, salsa, samba, blues and swing. Special emphasis is given to helping students improvise over chord sequences, such as the II-V-I progression. Idiomatic effects such as vibrato, subtone, glissandi and ‘bending’ notes are dealt with, and there is a special chapter on overtones. Several new scales are introduced, including the whole tone and diminished scales, and a special section on patterns contains many ideas for practising in all 12 keys. A superb rhythm section provides backing for all the pieces and exercises on the accompanying CD.

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