10 Improvisational Tenor Sax Etudes (Paperback)
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Originally written with flute players in mind, 10 IMPROVISATIONAL TENOR SAX ETUDES actually works great for tenor sax too These etudes cover a wide variety of standard jazz material and are recommended for classical as well as jazz players and woodwind doublers.
Streaming MP3s and free downloads are included so you can listen to and emulate the style, articulation, and feel of the etudes. The free streaming (and downloadable) tenor sax MP3's are available at www.jeffcoffin.com/sax
These etudes are originally played and transcribed on flute by saxophonist/woodwinds virtuoso Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band/Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) and demonstrate his experience, expertise, and passion for music, improvisation, and music education. Jeff plays the MP3s available on the website.
In the places where you see notes above/below each other, that is because the range of what's being played goes off the traditional written range of the tenor and goes into altissimo. Jeff recommends playing the upper notes if you can but the lower ones are acceptable as well, of course. Put in the work to be able to play in that upper register.