On this level it is important to broaden personal tastes in music - not only music for saxophone, but also music for other woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboard, voice and ensembles. General music education should encompass the study of both classical and jazz history, theory, conducting and education.
In metropolitan areas various professional playing opportunities can be obtained through local music contractors. The musicians' union paper announces auditions for open positions.
LEVEL 6 STUDY MATERIAL
Hite, David: Foundation
These studies may now be used
as a daily warm-up or as a test for new
reeds. Use them for maintaining the
sharpness of basic technique. They can be
employed in making small embouchure changes
or developing flexibility or endurance.
These Baermann studies are an excellent
place to learn to refine mobility over large
intervals and legato flow at all dynamics.
Devienne-Andraud: Six Sonatas
These sonatas provide
excellent material for reading fluency in
the classic style.
Karg-Elert-Lerner: Twenty-Five Caprices
Through these Caprices (plus
an atonal sonata), the composer attempted to
raise the level of musical expression of the
saxophone above the limited scope of the
time, 1915-1929. Each Caprice is a different
dance form. The harmonic vocabulary is
advanced, relating to all major and minor
keys and various modes. This quality
material is well worth study, analysis and
Parisi-Iasilli: 40 Technical and Melodious Studies, Bk II
These etudes explore the virtuosic spectrum of technique in mid-nineteenth century style. They offer a challenge that can be met with a variety of objectives: reading fluency at an advanced level; effective review of nineteenth century style; maintenance of articulate sharpness.
LEVEL 6 REPERTOIRE
FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
Karlins, M. William: Music for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
FOR BARITONE SAXOPHONE WITH PIANO
Anderson, Garland: Sonata, Opus 6
FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE WITH BRASS QUINTET
Tull, Fisher: Concerto da Camera
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