Comprehensive Saxophone Warm-Ups (Book)
A Proven Method to Increase Technique and Become a Complete Saxophonist
30687

Your warm-up time is a precious thing. It can get you off to a great day of practicing or it can set you back every time you pick up your instrument. Learning the correct way to warm up will benefit every part of your playing and send you on your way to mastering the saxophone! This book is the product of the last 10 years of building my warm-up routine and will teach you my proven method guaranteed to improve your playing by leaps and bounds. The exercises in this book ...more

Product Number:
30687
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
68
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6196-6
ISBN13:
978-15134-6196-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/10/2018

Your warm-up time is a precious thing. It can get you off to a great day of practicing or it can set you back every time you pick up your instrument. Learning the correct way to warm up will benefit every part of your playing and send you on your way to mastering the saxophone! This book is the product of the last 10 years of building my warm-up routine and will teach you my proven method guaranteed to improve your playing by leaps and bounds. The exercises in this book are designed specifically for the range of the saxophone and address some of the most common problems that people who play this instrument run into.

The main areas of study in this method are:

1. Sound Concepts

2. Scales & Arpeggios

3. Working with a Metronome

4. How to Structure Your Time

A good day starts off on the right foot and a good practice session starts off with a quality warm-up. Treat your warm-up time with the care and precision that a brass player or drummer does, and turn a repetitive routine into a new one which challenges you every day.

Contained Inside: Sound Concepts • Articulation Patterns • Full Range Major and Harmonic Minor Scales • Full Range Major and Harmonic Minor Thirds • Full Range Major and Minor Arpeggios • Staggered Major and Minor Arpeggios • Major and Minor Seconds • Full Range Chromatic Scale Exercises • Combining Keys with Both Scales and Arpeggios • Full Range Major and Harmonic Minor Fourths and Wider Intervals

A Note from the Author.................................................... 3
Sound Concepts............................................................. 7
Mouthpiece and Neck..................................................... 7
Long Tones..................................................................... 8
Overtones/Harmonics..................................................... 10
Scales and Arpeggios..................................................... 12
Memorization.................................................................. 13
Tempo and Metronome................................................... 13
Finger Technique............................................................ 15
Order of Key Signatures................................................. 16
Articulation...................................................................... 18
Articulation Patterns........................................................ 19
Lesson 1: Major and Harmonic Minor Scales................. 21
Major Scales................................................................... 22
Harmonic Minor Scales................................................... 24
Lesson 2: Major and Harmonic Minor Scales in Thirds.. 26
Major Thirds.................................................................... 27
Harmonic Minor Thirds.................................................... 30
Lesson 3: Arpeggios....................................................... 33
Major Arpeggios.............................................................. 34
Minor Arpeggios.............................................................. 36
Staggered Major Arpeggios............................................ 38
Staggered Minor Arpeggios............................................ 40
Lesson 4: Major and Minor Seconds.............................. 42
Major Seconds................................................................ 43
Lesson 5: Chromatic Exercises...................................... 47
Chromatic Scale Exercises............................................. 48
Lesson 6: Combining Keys............................................. 50
Chromatic Major #1........................................................ 51
Chromatic Major #2........................................................ 52
Chromatic Arpeggios #1................................................. 53
Chromatic Arpeggios #2................................................. 54
Chromatic Arpeggios #3................................................. 55
Chromatic Arpeggios #4................................................. 56
Chromatic Arpeggios #5................................................. 57
Chromatic Arpeggios #6................................................. 58
Lesson 7: Wider Intervals............................................... 59
Major Fourths................................................................. 60
Harmonic Minor Fourths................................................. 63
Practice Log Form.......................................................... 66
 
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