Foundation to Saxophone Playing: An Elementary Method: Simple, Melodious, Interesting, Complete

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Carl Fischer, 1917 - Saxophone - 106 pages
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If you're serious about learning the saxophone this book is invaluable. I started with it roughly 50 years ago and still refer to it. A teacher is not required to use the book, but is certainly recommended. However if anyone is just starting out and wants to "woodshed" with the horn there's no better way to start. In print since 1917 and still valid today. A bargain at most any price.  

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Page 26 - It is to be remarked, that the Semitones are between the Third and Fourth, and between the Seventh and Eighth of the Scale. In all Major Keys, the ascending and descending Scales are composed of the same Notes. Name every Interval of the foregoing Scale. C, is the Tonic, or Key Note ; D, the second; E, the third; F, the fourth, &c.
Page 113 - Da Capo (DC) - From the beginning Dal Segno (DS) - From the sign...
Page 5 - This sign indicates that when two or more notes are joined by it, they are to be played in a smooth and connected manner.
Page 93 - ... key as all the orchestra instruments with the exception of Clarinet, Cornet and Horns. The Melody Saxophone is best suited to take the Cello part which must be read and played in the bass clef (=fe) and with no other transposition necessary.
Page 113 - A to, In or at: a tempo, in time Accelerando (accel .). Gradually increasing the speed Accent Emphasis on certain parts of the measure Adagio Slowly leisurely Ad libitum...
Page 5 - Grupetfo, a melodic grace consisting in what may be termed the typical form (the direct turn), of...
Page 93 - The Saxophone in the Orchestra Practical Hints regarding Transposition and Adaptation of Orchestra Parts to suit the Requirements, Character and Peculiarities of the differently pitched Saxophones.
Page 4 - Do not attempt too much at first and do not get discouraged if the first studies prove tiresome and monotonous.
Page 113 - Appassionato Impassioned. Arpeggio A broken chord. Assai Very: Allegro assai, very rapidly. A tempo In the original movement.
Page 16 - An interval is the distance from one tone to another. The smallest interval...

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