Product Description by our Music Experts
Full of fun, easy tunes and simple explanations of all the music knowledge you need to get started, Abracadabra Saxophone for alto sax with CD is a great book to learn the saxophone with, and even comes with a CD to play along to!
Perfect for beginners
Abracadabra Saxophone takes you right from the beginning and teaches you through 129 fun exercises and pieces from all sorts of genres, including traditional greats, world music, easy arrangements of classical composers such as Beethoven and Haydn, jazz pieces and children’s songs. Through these pieces you are gradually introduced to new notes with clear fingering and notation charts. Favourites you will recodnise include ‘Pink Panther’, ‘Summertime’, ‘The Entertainer’, ‘Mexican hat dance’, ‘Beach party’, ‘Greensleeves’, and ‘Amazing Grace’. As new notes are introduced with clear fingering and notation charts.
Improve your musicianship and theory
You will learn various notes, rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, accidentals, and other musical notations, in small chunks, with key points highlighted by stars. There is even a brief glossary of important Italian terms and a handy list of grade 1, 2, and 3 scales and arpeggios in the back of Abracadabra Saxophone. You will also be introduced to improvisation with pieces like ‘Blueberry blues’.
Play with friends or with the backing CD
There are piano accompaniments for some of the pieces in Abracadabra Saxophone so you can play along with a teacher or parent. In addition, you can play along to the backing CD - each piece has a number next to it telling you which CD track you can find the backing track on, and there’s a handy track listing in the back. Some pieces have a recorded example performance so you know what you’re aiming for!