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Fingering Exercises (Vol 3)

You can get full versions of the exercises in this section in Taming The Saxophone Vol 3

110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section

“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

Taming The Saxophone – a great book, I use it every day to keep the chops in order” – Bobby Wellins

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  • Fingering Exercises (Vol 3)

    You can get full versions of the exercises in this section in Taming The Saxophone Vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone ... Read more…
  • Saxophone Warmup

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Dexterity & Technique

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Cycle of Fifths

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • 2 5 1 Progressions

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Chromatic Scale Exercises

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Studies in 4ths

    Using the interval of a 4th The interval of a 4th is very useful for contemporary styles of jazz improvisation Ex 6.01 As an alternative, instead of stepping up a semitone between each 4th arpeggio as shown here, try using a whole tone. Taming ... Read more…
  • Diminished Patterns and Licks

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Whole Tone Scale Exercises

    Taming The Saxophone vol 3 110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section “Thanks for your Taming the Saxophone book. Lots of great stuff  for both myself and my students – ... Read more…
  • Alternate Saxophone Fingerings

    When to use alternative fingerings When it would be too difficult to use a regular fingering, use the alternative. This often applies to trills but also to different scales and interval jumps. We show some examples below of musical passages, but ... Read more…

 

Taming The Saxophone vol 3

110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc.  for intermediate to advanced players. Check out the examples in this section

“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

Taming The Saxophone – a great book, I use it every day to keep the chops in order” – Bobby Wellins

£13.95 Add to cart

Warming up, playing faster and playing more creatively

In this section you can see many of the exercises and patterns presented in Taming The Saxophone volume III. We start off with a wonderful daily warmup exercise and then progress through different types of  fingering patterns and licks for jazz, blues and rock playing.

Why is it important to warm up first?

The first series of exercises get your fingers loosened up. Just like an athlete, it is best to stretch your muscles before sprinting. All throughout, I am going to emphasise the importance of playing evenly – many people start to play fast before they can play a an even tempo, which results in sloppy timing. Just as a drummer practises rolls very slowly to begin with to make sure the strokes are even, that is what we need to do on the saxophone.

Even when you have progressed quite a way through the exercises at a good tempo, the warmup exercises are great to get you grounded and focussed.

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