Customer Reviews for Selected Duets - Saxophone (Volume 1)
Location: from Jersey Shore, NJ
February 13, 2008
Well-Respected Duet Publication...
This well-respected duet publication is available for ALL instruments. It's so important to introduce duet work, so that the student becomes a good independent player. And how nice it is to play duets at one's private lesson.
22 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Pittsburgh
November 21, 2007
This is best collection of classical duets for saxophone availble today. With over eighty duets for under ten dollars, it is also an exceptional value.
27 of 51 people found this review helpful.
Location: from California
March 14, 2007
Although there are not many simple duets an earlier student can play, there are many good duets in this book. We have played about half the book and found about 25% of the songs to be ones we would consider playing again. So if you're looking for something you will totally love, this probably isn't it. However, if you're looking for more music to play just so you can improve your playing, this is a great book to help with that.
23 of 46 people found this review helpful.
John Temmerman, www.jazzobsession.com
Location: from Chicago, IL
December 14, 2003
nice book for melodic style
This is a nice method for helping the student develop a sense of classical melodic style and developing reading skills. Also, the skills of blending iwith other players and intonation are enhanced by this book. This type of experience is usually not found in beginning methods and is also not likely to be found in playing in larger school bands. While many of the early duets are accessible for most students, the ones later in the book are a challenge. I will generally put students in this book after 1-2 years of experience. And, in my studio, every player plays every part on every duet. In other words, we play through the duet with the student playing the lead and then we switch. this gives students experience in leading and in following.
22 of 43 people found this review helpful.