The Taming The Saxophone Series of Studies
Taming the Saxophone is a series of saxophone tutorials (there are more books, videos and DVDs planned).
When you buy Taming The Saxophone Volume 2 you will also get special membership to private pages, extra resources etc.
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.
The eagerly awaited sequel to Volume 3 and Volume 1 will hopefully be available in 2015. It is a theory book with simple but interesting playalong tunes.
Vol 3: Intermediate – Advanced Patterns & Licks
110 pages of exercises, patterns, scales, licks etc. Check out the free excerpts.
Vol 3: Intermediate & Advanced Exercises and Patterns features not only all the saxophone fingering exercises on tamingthesaxophone.com, but also a scale appendix: major, minor, pentatonic, blues etc.
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
What level is this for?
Although this is aimed mostly at intermediate – advanced players, many of the exercises can also be used by dedicated beginners as part of an ongoing saxophone study programme.