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The Complete Saxophone Player - Book 1

By Raphael Ravenscroft

Music Sales America. Learn To Play. Instructional book (includes pull-out fingering chart). With standard notation, instructional text, instructional photos and introductory text. 48 pages. Music Sales #AM62712. Published by Music Sales (HL.14007391).

Item Number: HL.14007391

ISBN 0711908877. 9x12 inches.

The only course based entirely on today's popular songs as well as famous light classics. The easy-to-follow text and demonstration photographs enable you to become a competent player in the shortest possible time.

  • About The Saxophone 
  • Parts Of The Alto Saxophone 
  • Taking The Saxophone From Its Case 
  • Your First Note 
  • Breathing Is The Key - Using Your Diaphragm 
  • Finger Positions 
  • Learning To Read Music 
  • Basic Fingering Chart 
  • Your First Tune 
  • The Note 'A' And Tonguing Between Different Notes 
  • The Note 'G' And Note Values 
  • The Note 'F'; Ties And Rests 
  • The Note 'C'; Time Signatures And Dotted Notes 
  • The Notes 'E' And 'D', and 'D' Again With Octave Key 
  • Sharps And Flats, And The Note 'F Sharp' 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Neal Smith
    Davenport, IA
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  • 2003-04-18 00:00:00.0 Excellent beginner book for adults

    Raphael Ravenscroft is best known as the alto saxophonist for Gerry Rafferty, having been featured in the songs "Baker Street" and "Get It Right Next Time". This beginner's book is especially well-suited for an adult, whether self-taught or with an instructor. It's concise, well-informed, and...

    fun all at once. I've used this with several students, and they all seem to dig it.

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