Volume 1 Tone without tears, no more boring long notes
Beginners to Advanced
Exercises to improve your saxophone sound, interesting long notes, vibrato, dynamics, overtones, mouthpiece exercises and more. 120 pages of tone fun!
This book is useful for everyone from beginners to advanced and will provide years of useful tone study. Absolute beginners please note: this is not a tutor on how to get a sound from the instrument, it assumes you can already play at least a few notes, and want to learn how to get the best.
Vol 2: Beginners’ Impro – Pop, Rock & Blues
The eagerly awaited sequel to Volume 3 and Volume 1 is now available. It is a theory book with simple but interesting playalong tunes.Not your typical complicated yet somehow boring jazz theory.
Vol 3: Intermediate – Advanced Patterns & Licks
110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc. Check out the free excerpts.
However many of the exercises can also be used by dedicated beginners as part of an ongoing saxophone study programme.
Beginners saxophone DVD
Pete devised and presented the Jools Holland Music Makers series saxophone instruction video which is now released on DVD. This is available worldwide (currently being translated into Chinese) and is for beginners who want to learn the saxophone in a lighthearted but very practical way. It is geared towards pop, rock and blues saxophone playing, but is also useful if you want to learn to play in many other styles. Learning can be fun!. All of the online saxophone tuition resources and exercises can be used along with the instruction DVD.
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
Message: Just to say thanks for your speedy delivery of Taming The Saxophone book which I ordered only a few days ago and arrived today, and to say what a great book it is. I love the way it’s laid out, progressing from scales through chord progressions…. I’m sure this book is going to help me be a better player. Thanks again. From: Peter Boyd