It is extremely important to invest in a good mouthpiece for the beginner. Mouthpieces furnished with beginning instruments are not always ideal. A poor or damaged mouthpiece can defeat every effort to play well.
Students should learn early on about proper care of their reeds, mouthpieces and instruments. The mouthpiece and reed should be cleaned, and the neck of the saxophone swabbed after every playing session before storage in the case.
A special note for beginning saxophone students: Most commercial saxophonists play both clarinet and saxophone; many also play flute. Many teachers feel that it is best to learn the clarinet first because it is somewhat difficult to add later. Consultation with an instructor should include consideration of this question.
There are many class and private study saxophone methods available for early study. Personal preference will vary. The class and band methods used by most schools are compatible with methods designed for private study when used simultaneously.
LEVEL 1 STUDY MATERIAL
Rubank Elementary Method
LEVEL 1 SOLOS
FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
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