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Beginning Jazz Saxophone Studies for Alto, Volume 1

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Learn how to play saxophone in a jazz style with Beginning Jazz Saxophone Studies for Alto, by Kyle Coughlin. The book covers the basics of jazz rhythm and articulation in an easy, step-by-step approach. Ten master classes and etudes are recorded online to help beginner and intermediate students learn to play jazz. Alto sax players can listen to and play along with the music to develop the ability to swing and emulate jazz style.

Recordings of Beginning Jazz Saxophone Studies, Volume 1
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Beginning Jazz Saxophone Studies for Alto, Volume 1

The book is available in both PDF and print versions. Follow a link below to purchase the book.

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The topics covered:
Jazz quarter notes
Swing eighth notes
Moving swing eighth notes
Jazz articulation
Pickup notes
Dotted quarters

The book includes:
10 master classes on all of the topics
10 etudes reinforcing each topic
6 supplemental etudes that reinforce the information in the book.

The etudes are all relatively simple so that beginner players can focus on jazz rhythms and articulations, helping them to learn how to swing better. The book is written so that beginning saxophone students can play the music, but it is also helpful for intermediate players who want to learn how to play jazz.

More information and frequently asked questions on the books.

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