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Amazing Phrasing: Alto Saxophone

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Our Price: £9.95    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Alto Saxophone (ASAX)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Catalogue #: HL00311108
ISBN: 9780634074363


Amazing Phrasing is a practical and pleasing manual for any Alto saxophone player interested in learning how to improvise and improve their creative phrasing.

The ideas are divided into three intuitive sections:

Harmony which explores

  • scales and barpeggios
  • chord substitutions
  • harmonic embellishments and other phrasing ideas
Rhythm covers
  • legato tonguing
  • swing feel
  • rhythmic displacement
  • how to manipulate and mix-up time and syncopation
  • using contour lines
  • making musical patterns
  • developing motifs and building a solo
The companion CD contains demos for listening as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions.

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Set out in quite an academic way. Well written. I like the way he simplifies the content into melody, harmony and rhythm sections. A good introduction to modes. Also, I appreciate that one needs to know the theory as Taylor realised after all his years on the instument
I need more practical advice on the chord progressions. The 'creating the melody' section is excellent but it would be great to have a case study of a musician trying to play the chord progressions and pointing out what goes wrong and right
Confirmed purchase: 05 November 2015
Published on: 15 December 2015

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Customer Rating Amazing is what it is. My sax teacher recommended this one and although its hard work going through each section in all keys, its very rewarding. I use the ideas in my warm ups and then work through for about 30 minutes a day. I think it will still be in use over the next few years. Worth every penny as far as I'm concerned.
See more reviews by Terry - (Wigton, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Wow.....amazing! a definite confidence booster, and very clearly explained. Plenty of opportunity to put your own twist on things once the basics have been mastered.
See more reviews by Fozzmeister - (Walton on Thames, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Really well presented, excellent information for the intermediate/advanced jazzer. Now I just have to put it all into practice!! Should only take about 25 years....
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More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 08/08/2005
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 100 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Author: Dennis Taylor

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