on 3 January 2014
This is a great book to complement my collection of books.
I have been playing the sax for 9 weeks now and was starting to get bored of the beginner tunes that seem to be an aspect of every learner book out there. This book as the tittle suggests is light relief from grade work, however its also light relief from the beginner books as well. With this and my 80 Graded Studies and ABRSM Grades 1 - 5 Sight Reading tests, i am seeing improvements everyday, which is boosting my confidence as I press on with me learning the sax.
I do have a teacher, but I see him more as a facilitator in my learning, whilst I progress and learn the instrument myself. And through interesting books like this, it really does seem to make all the difference in my progression and learning.
The tunes are easy to learn and help your sight reading abilities no end. And the songs are a lot more fun than going over and over the same tunes. Plus they seem to be on graduated difficulty as the name suggests so that with playing along with the songs, my abilities will improve so I can advance onto more fun stuff.