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Rock & Roll Saxophone

Book/CD Pack

By John Laughter

Book/CD Pack. Instrumental. Rock 'n' Roll and Technique. Instructional book (softcover) and examples CD. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, black & white photos, musical examples and standard notation. 63 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.277).

Item Number: HL.277

ISBN 1574240986. 9x12 inches.

A study of the basic techniques and sound effects used in rock & roll performance, including photos and biographies of players from 1955 to the 1990s. CD features guest performances by Myanna, Jenny Hill, and The Burning Grass. Techniques covered include the growl, flutter tone, altissimo register, reed squeal, double tone, slap tongue, note bending and sliding, trill, special effect, and more.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

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  • May 08, 2008 Not helpful in learning the technique

    What a waste - had I seen it in a store and looked at the pages I'd have never bought it. I thought I was purchasing a how-to, and didn't want pages of who to listen to for the various techniques. And, there is minimal, if any, instruction...

    on the how-tos of the slap tongue, flutter tongue, and growl. A major disappointment.

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  • 5

    John Laughter
    Macon, Ga
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  • October 03, 2004 Rock & Roll Saxophone-2nd edition

    This method book/CD covers the sound effects used in Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz and Rock music and includes; growl, flutter tongue, subtone, double tone, ghosting, altissimo, slap tongue, trills, vibrato, etc. The CD examples include both alto and tenor for "play along" purposes. Photos/Bios cover the 50's...

    through the 90's; Lee Allen, Sil Austin, Sam Butera, Dave Camp, Johnny Colla, Angella Christie, King Curtis, Myanna, Richard Elliott, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Junior Walker and the Allstars, Kenny G, Jenny Hill, Dave Koz, Steve Douglas, The Champs, Clarence Clemons, Grady Gaines with Little Richard, Boots Randolph, Amy Lee, Joe McGlohon with Reba, Herb Hardesty, Edgar Winter and Billy Vaughn. The forward was written by Scott Page who toured with Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. Guest performers include Myanna, Jenny Hill and the Burning Brass. If you enjoy playing Pop music, you will enjoy this method book.

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