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I Used to Play Tenor Saxophone

An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play

By Ed Bagley

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Chamber Tenor Saxophone
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play. Composed by Ed Bagley, F. Meacham, George Poulton, Lyra Davidica, Patrick Gilmore, Spiritual, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), Bob Dylan, Traditional, Samuel Ward, Scottish Folk Song, English Folk Song, and Irish Folk Song. Arranged by Larry Clark. SWS + Affix CD on Cover 3. Back To School. Book and CD. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #WF139. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF139).

Item Number: CF.WF139

ISBN 9780825889981. 9x12 inches.

If you have ever played the tenor saxophone before, you remember how much fun it can be to make music. Isn't it about time that you dust off that old instrument and revisit those good times by relearning to play again? That's what I Used to Play is all about. First and foremost, this book is meant to get you re-acquainted with your instrument by providing you with the type of music you want to play. This book contains a wide variety of songs in varying styles, giving you countless hours of enjoyment. The downloadable audio flies contain rhythm-section accompaniments (without the melody) for each song. You'll get more satisfaction studying, practicing and performing by playing along with a band. Use the printable PDF files of the piano accompaniments to play this music with a pianist friend, giving you more performance opportunities. As a bonus, the audio file contains complete performances of the songs to give you a goal of a performance standard. We know it's been a while since you've played, and we'll help you every step of the way. We've included useful reviews of the basics of music theory, plus a wealth of exercises to get you back in shape. So, what are you waiting for? Get your instrument back out of the case and get back to doing one of the things that you loved to do - playing music! And please, do it for the fun of it with I Used to Play!.
If you ever played the tenor saxophone before, you know what a joy it is to participate actively in making music. That is exactly what this book is about. I have designed the book to include a wide variety of songs in many different styles, with the main idea being to have fun making music. Additionally, I Used To Play Tenor Saxophone contains many exercises for the adult musician to re-learn skills that may have been learned many years ago. It begins with a review of important aspects of music theory and notation, followed by warm-ups, scales and exercises that re-introduce you to playing the instrument and that help you build your "chops" back up. The techniques covered are basic to playing the music included in this volume. The pieces in the book cover a broad range of styles and are generally familiar to most people who have been involved in listening to music through the years. I also hope that the songs in this book will rekindle some fond old memories of playing your instrument and reignite your desire to play music again, just for the fun of it. Practice the long tones and daily warm-ups on pp. 8-9 a little bit every day to build the stamina necessary to perform the music. Work on one of the scales and some of the technical exercises on pp. 14-17 a little each day as well. Then turn to one of the pieces you would like to play and try reading it. Take it slowly at first; don't get frustrated if it doesn't come easily. It will take time to relearn and to retrain the muscles to do what you once did. You should also listen to the pieces which can be downloaded from carlfischer.com and play along with the tracks that are played by a tenor saxophone with piano and, in some cases, other accompaniment instruments. This will provide you with a model for getting your tone back. When you become sure of yourself, you can try playing with the accompaniment track without the melody. I Used To Play Tenor Saxophone is not a beginner's book. If you are new to playing an instrument, I suggest that you obtain a beginner's book and a teacher. After you have mastered the basics, you can then come back to the material in this book. Remember to take it slow, have fun and enjoy making music!

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