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Saxophone For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))
 
 

Saxophone For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) [Kindle Edition]

Denis Gäbel , Michael Villmow
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwind instrument

Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction to this popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musical experience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Covering both the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how to get a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, all accompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips on how to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how to care for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.

  • Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone
  • Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are available on the bonus CD
  • Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone

If you're picking up a saxophone for the first time or are looking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummies gives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excel at playing this popular instrument.

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The fun and easy way to learn saxophone! Want to play the saxophone? No problem! This hands–on guide teaches you all the techniques you need to play this popular instrument. You′ll begin by learning how to properly hold a saxophone then move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a variety of styles, including blues, funk, pop, and jazz. No matter what kind of sax you want to play — soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone — this book has you covered. Get to know the essentials — learn to read music notation, and investigate the foundations to successful saxophone playing, including good posture and relaxed breathing Stay in practice — establish a rewarding practice routine with a helpful warm–up and fun and challenging exercises that will keep you improving Polish your skills and sound — develop a full range of notes, from the lowest lows to the highest highs, and fine–tune your sound with articulation and vibrato Build a repertoire — play a wide range of catchy songs, from low–down blues to cool jazz to sizzling rock′n′roll and rhythm and blues Care for your instrument — get to know how to maintain your sax, and equip yourself with all the gear you need, including different reeds, neck straps, and cases Audio CD–ROM Listen to and play along with musical examples in the book Please see the CD appendix for details. Open the book and find: Tips on buying a new or used saxophone Suggestions for selecting the right mouthpiece, reed, and ligature Warm–ups, scales, and studies to develop your skills Fingering charts Step–by–step instructions for mastering a song How to improvise your own melodies Latin and Caribbean music for an international flair Ten essential sax recordings you must hear Learn to: Choose the best saxophone for you: soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone Perform a variety of musical styles Clean and care for your saxophone Play along with audio samples on the CD–ROM

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14855 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (11 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072M0V6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book even for non-newbie 2 Mar 2013
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After playing sax as a hobby more than 8 years (I started this at the age of 45y :-)) I find this book very very insipiring and helpful, giving me good tips how and what to practise. I maybe made a mistake (see the "bomb" at page 18) when getting also a baritone sax in addition to my tenor sax 3 years ago. But a baritone sax player was really needed in our orchestra (there already were enough tenor sax players), and I play the tenor sax in much smaller group as the only woodwind or horn player. After these few years I still prefer my tenor sax the best of them, the closest of my heart, and now - with the help of this inspiring book - I will now start for the basics again: right playing posture, better breathing technic... After trying many mouthpieces, I must admit that the most important instrument is the player itself. I really recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I certainly am a dummy. 21 April 2013
By mick
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This book is great all i wanted and expect to learn a great deal from it,looking foreward to playing along with the cd rom provided.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising coverage! 29 Mar 2013
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A really useful purchase. It covers absolutely everything, sometimes in too much detail, but better to hvetoo much than too little.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 5 Jun 2012
By Chris S
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This is a brilliant book! Even at the level I am at, begining beginner it is excellent, predicting common mistakes using clear easy to understand language. Would definately recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sax learning 13 Feb 2014
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A good guide to learning to play saxophone but can be a touch technical for the novice, good for the learner and the accomplished
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just right 5 Oct 2013
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This dummie needed all the help he could get. Once again Amazon to the rescue, maybe they should be called International Amazon. Do they have a Green rescue plane?
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2.0 out of 5 stars book OK 22 Jun 2013
By G-Reed
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having tried to download the CD for over two weeks I gave up. get to 90% download then stops and you have to start again. tried over and over just the same.
wish I had got the book with the CD and not Kindle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent publication 31 Mar 2013
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Extremely useful and full of sensible advice. As a beginner to the instrument I find it is a valuabnle source of inspiration
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