Major Edition - Saxophone
by Peter Rohrsdorfer & Andreas Mendel
This book is a collection of tried and tested exercises, which will enable you to acquire an effective and comprehensive technique. They are systematically arranged and alternate
“flowing” exercises, which train fluency and consistency, with “repeated” exercises, which improve the precision of difficult finger movements.
The following exercises appear in each key:
The book will conclude with exercises which target air flow, as well as intonation exercises from Ralf-Jörn Köster.
This study book consists of 80 stitch-bound pages and is a wonderful supplement to daily practice for saxophone players of almost every (advanced) level.
This booklet is aimed equally at professionals, students and ambitious amateurs who want to improve their technique on the saxophone in the long term.
Saxophone scale etudes.
Have a look inside the book:
Background to the booklets: "Technical Basics".
The series "Technical Basics of the Oboe Playing" was published for the first time in 2015, and in 2021 the saxophone exercise book was added to this series. The aim of these booklets is to help the player to acquire/learn a systematic technique on the instrument - in this case the saxophone. In my opinion, technical exercises /scale studes should be kept out of the literature as much as possible and practised separately so that the joy of music and making music is not overlaid with too many technical aspects.
The booklet is structured in such a way that 6 pages are devoted to one key with different exercises. The so-called modular principle can/should be applied at any time. The order of exercises given in the booklets is only a suggestion. In the case of difficult keys, it is even extremely useful to begin, for example, with the exercise: "1.4. range of fifths" before practising the actual scale 1.1. This way you can approach the new/difficult key by using a smaller range. The exercises are structured in such a way that both precision and speed are practised. Of course, the 6-page range of keys could be expanded considerably, but these 6 pages should not only offer a lot, but also be doable. It is frustrating if you can never be "finished". This should be avoided.
So it is important to find a balance between:
- Sustainable improvement in the technical area through intensive work
as well as
- Tasks that are feasible/manageable.
Please also have a look on our exercise books for oboe & exercise book for bassoon by Andreas Mendel.