Rhythms and Rests. (1st E-Flat Alto Saxophone). By Frank Erickson. Concert Band. For 1st Eb Alto Saxophone. Band Supplement; Method/Instruction; Technique Musicianship. Book. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.16567).
This invaluable collection features rhythm drills and etudes and applies them to six full band arrangements. Some of the unique features include: an emphasis on musical passages containing a wide variety of rests, prep rhythm drills with suggestions for their use, etudes that can be played as a solo, or, when used with a companion etude, as a duet; an emphasis on changing eighth-note rhythms (5/8, 7/8 etc.) and a full band selection at the end of each unit reinforcing the newly learned rhythms and patterns.