Study and practice in the Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1, and in the Forty Progressive Melodies will most likely not be completed on this level. Although significant progress can be made playing these studies a first time, much can be gained by repeating these studies to perfect easy, accurate performance and to give primary attention to elegance of musical expression. While initial study will consume the student's attention in reading notes and maintaining accurate rhythm and tempo. later more attention may be placed on dynamics, subtleties of musical style and creating a musical mood. It is best not to rush learning at this stage; take the time to settle into the musical meat of this material. This process will make music in the following levels much easier to grasp.
As his basic theoretical background expands, the student should begin to study music carefully before playing. More will be achieved during practice periods with this thoughtful advanced preparation.
LEVEL 2 STUDY MATERIAL
This volume serves as a
lifelong daily study book which can be used
to solve nearly every technical problem the
saxophonist will encounter. "How to
practice" routines and general advice
sections are included.
Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1
This popular study book contains musical,
progressive style studies. These studies
extend to four sharps and four flats in
major and minor keys, using basic time
signatures, rhythms and articulations.
40 Progressive Melodies by A.M.R.
The Barret melodies are wonderful studies
for melodic phrasing. They include an
accompaniment for a second saxophone to
emphasize the development of rhythmic
independence, intonation, balance and
flexible tonal concepts. Later, these
studies can be used as transposition
exercises. The Cont exercises provide daily
exercise for the tongue. This book can be
used with or following the Melodious and
Progressive Studies, Book 1.
LEVEL 2 REPERTOIRE
FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
Giovannini, Caesar: Romance
FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
Forty Progressive Melodies
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