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Taming The Saxophone vol 3

Taming The Saxophone vol 3

You have arrived at Taming The Saxophone, the ultimate saxophone website

Learn about the saxophone: how to start out if you are a beginner or how to improve if you already more advanced. Learn how to speed up your fingering, control your tone and gain versatility.

Find out about extending your range into the stratosphere with altissimo or how to amaze your friends, family and neighbours with special effects. You can also learn the nitty gritty about jazz theory, improvisation and composing.

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    Taming The Saxophone

    The saxophone can purr like a cat or roar like a lion.

    Can you tame this beast? We are going to help you master the instrument and get to understand all its quirks and foibles.

    Saxophone, jazz, blues & stuff to buy

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    We have lots and lots of free resources including backing tracks, sheet music, PDF tutorials, scale reference charts – you name it!

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Help other people: You can buy any of our saxophone products and know you are contributing to a good cause. All profit from the Fundraising store is donated to charity – we have raised £50,000 to date and currently we are buying music and dance equipment for children with severe learning disabilities. Fundraising Information

Pete Thomas

Pete is a professional session player and TV/Film composer who has featured and recorded for REM, Elton John, Joe Jackson, Richard Thompson, Fats Domino, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. For more info see Pete Thomas Biography Pete is the author of Taming The Saxophone CafeSaxophone ForumMedia Music Forum and Saxophone Teachers Directory

“Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff for both myself and my students – I sure wish I’d had the book fifteen years ago!” – Dan Forshaw

What you can buy:

Pete devised and presented a saxophone instruction DVD for Virgin Music (over 20,000 copies sold worldwide). You can also buy his hand made mouthpieces, CDs, sheet music and the now infamous Taming the Saxophone books of saxophone techniques. To the Music Store

This is one of the biggest, liveliest and friendliest online forums. It’s a meeting place for players and enthusiasts from beginners to advanced. Here you can read or chat about saxophones, find out about the latest news and contribute to the community. You can just say a quick “hello” or ask about something that’s been nagging you (no question too stupid!). Or you can help others by sharing your saxophone experiences or by writing an article.


All proceeds from products and advertising revenue from these sites is donated to charity, helping disabled musicians. Please take the time to watch this video to see how worthwhile it is to help with the fundraising. Over £50,000 raised so far.

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