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158 Saxophone Exercises Paperback – 1968
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Basically, this exercise books is a purely technical playground. With that, I mean to say that that it's a sort of vehicle to use to practice any sort of technique without resorting to chromatic patterns. It starts out with as little introduction as possible, giving some brief words on the use of the exercises, fingering notes describing effective fingerings and their notation throughout the book, a few possible rhythms and tonguing patterns (total of three pages). It also gives an alternate order for playing these exercises based on the note groupings; I'll explain that later.
Basically, this book is organized in five different sections: Diminished, Augmented, Dominant, Diminished seventh, and miscellaneous tone group exercises. To explain that, Exercise 1 is a Diminished exercises, starting on F3, descending in a diminished pattern for eight notes and ascending for eight notes, and does this chromatically downward.
Practicing these patterns stimulates the grow of hand mechanics when taken at any speed, tonguing technique, tone if take slowly, and can be used for the growth of almost all technique you can think.
I recommend this book to be used in practice when after long tones, alternating the style and methods of execution, or and especially if their is no formal music to practice.