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Improvising Blues Saxophone + CD (Alto and Tenor Saxophone) Includes accompaniment CD


From the Publisher

The latest addition to this popular series is designed for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the blues. Experienced saxophone teacher and performer, Nick Beston, presents straightforward explanations of different playing styles and techniques, and covers topics such as basic blues harmony, chords, riffs, and effects like glissando and 'growling'. Original compositions support each chapter, and 'sax advice' sections offer guidance on the finer points of saxophone playing. High-quality demos and backing tracks on the accompanying CD encourage the reader to apply these techniques to their own improvisations.


  • Introduction
  • Basic Blues Harmony
  • Improvisising
  • Scales and Chords
  • Improvising
  • Rhythmic Ideas
  • Improvising
  • Riffs
  • Putting It All Together
  • Effects
  • Mutes and Harmonics
  • Bebop Blues
  • Phrasing
  • Minor Blues
  • Style and Class
  • Conclusion
  • The Tenor Pages
  • Index

Item Details

Category: Saxophone Study Books
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED13237
Our Stock Code: 1117066
Media Type: Paperback (140 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD