Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
Grades: 1, 2, 3
Graded tests as preparation for the jazz sax exams. Contains compositions that introduce the melodic and harmonic vocabulary of jazz using an impressive range of styles, in swing or straight 8s, using rock, Latin or swing grooves. Includes question-and-answer tests with written piano accompaniments, to practise improvising in time with a helpful description of each test, its objectives and what the examiner is looking for. The quick studies accommodate students working by ear or at sight. Exemplar tests from this book are included on the CD for each Level/Grade.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).