A common problem
For many of us, playing the saxophone involves reading music. Maybe you play in a school jazz band. Perhaps you play in a community band. Or perhaps you play mainly at home with play-along books and CDs. Wherever you play your sax, you’ve probably already discovered that reading the pitched notes on the staff is the easy bit. By far the most difficult aspect of reading jazz music is the phrasing, interpreting the syncopated rhythms correctly. If you have difficulties with this, then your troubles might just be over.
So what’s the solution?
Learn with loops. The Jazz Phrasing Kit for Saxophone was produced specifically to help you read and play the most commonly used jazz rhythms and phrases. Using a sequence of carefully structured exercises and practice loops, you’ll learn how to ‘back off’ and read entire rhythmic phrases (chunks) instead of just reading music note-by-note.
Music book and CD-Rom - £18.95 (GBP)
Sheet music book with 20 carefully graded lessons
Works on Windows and Mac computers
180 practice loops
Easy-to-use Audacity software - for playing and slowing down the practice loops
Friendly advice on using the kit and saxophone playing in general always available when you buy this product.