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James Rae: Introducing The Saxophone

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Our Price: £16.50    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Saxophone (SAX)
Skill Level: Beginner - Explain this
Catalogue #: UE17390
ISBN: 9783702409180


An excellent tutor book for the beginner, with 25 graded lessons, as well as studies and exercises to develop technique. All of the tunes are original compositions from James Rae, and are all in popular styles with optional duet parts. Clear fingering diagrams are used throughout and the free CD of optional accompaniments provides support and builds confidence. It should be noted that the CD accompaniment is only suitable for E Flat instruments.

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9 out of 10


Surrey GB
I am a very busy woodwind teacher, and this has been my favourite teaching book for many years. It is based almost entirely on original, modern duets, with 2nd parts for the teacher to play alongside the student. It is compatible with the sister book 'Introducing the Clarinet' enabling me to run mixed alto sax/clarinet lessons. It has very good quality CD backing tracks to play along with. Nice large print makes it easy to read. Each new note is introduced with a clear fingering diagram. Separate section at back with popular tunes, including several Christmas tunes.
Good introduction to notation for complete beginners, along with good technical tips on embouchure, tonguing etc. Plus history of the instrument.
The scales included in the book do not correspond directly to ABRSM syllabus, and I think it would be better if it did so, like Abracadabra.
Also, recently, many of the CD titles have been in German, which is not very helpful.
Also, the stapling is not very secure, and the centre pages tend to drop out after a while.
Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2014
Published on: 20 June 2014

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Customer Rating I've just started learning to play Alto Sax and my teacher recommended this book as a play along. It's an excellent piece with good backing tracks on the CD and some interesting music to play. The book is aimed at students with teachers rather than as a stand-alone tuition method.

Being in my late 30's, I enjoyed the book as it has a variety of music styles to play along with.

Customer Rating I find this book very useful and complete for a beginner. My teacher recommended the book and said many good things about the author. I have so far been following this 'religiously' and I must say I have no regrets. I recommended this for any serious beginner.

Customer Rating Superb book, with a perfect pace for a beginner. My sax teacher recommended it at my first lesson - great background and the cd is a definite bonus. Would recommend without hesitation.

Customer Rating Excellent Saxophone tutor with playalong CD (for Alto only), and duets with teacher on every page.
Compatible with 'Introducing the Clarinet' for mixed alto sax/clarinet group lessons.
Includes selection of Christmas tunes.


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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 72 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Universal Edition
Author: James Rae

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