Scales and arpeggios, while often tiring, are crucial for developing correct breathing and fingering techniques, especially on the Saxophone. Scales and Arpeggios for Saxophone includes all the scales and arpeggios required for the grade examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music presented in grade order, from grade 1-8. Board expectation for breathing and speed are also specified, however candidates are urged always to check the current syllabus in case changes have been made.
A particularly useful feature in this edition by Philip Sparke is the Speedy Guide to Scale Requirements, printed on the back cover which spells out, in short hand form, the requirements for all eight grades – practical when starting to practice them from memory. A clear explanation of the types and specifics of the scales and arpeggios the student may come across is also included.