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Hello all, I'm looking for other material to practice with that help my overall technique and musicianship, as well as be able to improvise over "real jazz." I'm of the pop/smooth jazz breed. Currently, the only practice book I have is Eric Marienthal's comprehensive jazz studies. What other books do you recommend to supplement what I have that are not too rare to find? Thanks for the help.
 

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Check out Patterns for Jazz by Jerry Cooker and jimmy Casale. IMO it's one of the best out there for learning patterns and improvisation across every key and chord type. Definately a heavy hitter.

Good luck and enjoy...tg
 

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These are some selections from my every growing library.

How To Play Jazz and Improvise series.............Jamey Aebersold
Anyone Can Improvise (VHS, DVD)..................Jamey Aebersold
Charlie Parker Omnibook................................Michael H. Goldsen
The Real Book (either Bb or Eb)......................Hal Leonard Corporation
The Art of Saxophone Playing........................Larry Teal
Amazing Phrasing........................................Hal Leonard Corporation
101 Saxophone Tips....................................Eric J. Mordnes
Saxophone High Tones.................................Eugene Rousseau

I also have an extensive collection of CD's and DVD's of musical performances and various music scores. I also study with as many other saxophonists/musicians as I can. I have found that it is better to get information from as many sources as possible than to rely solely on 1 teacher. I am also planning on the purchase of the Rascher book "Top Tones for the Saxophone". This would completely contradict my Rousseau book on altissimo. I like taking all views about the saxophone and forming my own conclusions as to what works best for me. You should find any or all of the material listed above as helpful. Welcome to the world of jazz. :cool:
 

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Check It Out;

FighterForJC said:
Hello all, I'm looking for other material to practice with that help my overall technique and musicianship, as well as be able to improvise over "real jazz." I'm of the pop/smooth jazz breed. Currently, the only practice book I have is Eric Marienthal's comprehensive jazz studies. What other books do you recommend to supplement what I have that are not too rare to find? Thanks for the help.


FWIW- there is a lot of stuff for free from me right here on SOTW.:)

TONS OF STUDYS AND THINGS SAXOPHONE WISE TO PLAY- FREE.



http://www.saxontheweb.net/Price/
all kinds of groovy stuff to play, check em'... :D :cool:


Ear Training on Chord Tones - Phase 3, November 2004
Ear Training on Chord Tones - Phase 2, September 2004
Ear Training on Chord Tones - Phase 1, July 2004
Solo Sax Arrangement on "Happy Birthday", June 2004
Dom7 Chord Line using Your Ear, November 2003
Double Tonguing on the Saxophone July 2003
Major Thirds Moving In Whole Step Motion, July 2003
Bird-ology phrase study on "Ko Ko", July 2003
Rootless Major Chord Shapes - Bird-ology Study "Now's The Time", April
2003
Blues Scale Matrix on II-V Jazz Lines, December 2002
Analyzing Tunes, November 2002
II-V-I Patterns: Starting on the Tonic of the II Minor 7 Chord.
This lesson in seven parts: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4| 5 | 6 | 7 |, August 2002
Book Review: Practice Like the Pros by Sue Terry June 2002
(Sue Terry's SOTW article: The Secret of a Good Sound with a foreword
by Tim Price, July 2002)
A Long Look At The Blues (Part 2) April 2002
A Long Look At The Blues (Part 1) March 2002
Melodic Improvisation August, 2000
Major Triads Sept. 2000
Minor Triads Oct. 2000
Dominant 7th Nov. 2000
ii-V7 Chord Change Dec. 2000
2-Bar Phrase Major Chords Jan. 2001
Post Bop study on Blues Feb. 2001
Bebop Idea Through Maj7th March 2001
Minor Exercises - Whole Step April 2001
V7 Through Cycle of Fourths May 2001
Dominant 7th Madness! June 2001
I - VI7b9 - IIm - V7 Change July 2001
Minor 7b5 to Dominant 7b9 August 2001
2 Bar II-V Phrases - via Entire Range of the Sax September 2001
Chord derived from 2nd Step - Jazz Melodic Minor Scale October 2001
Bird-ology Studies to Improve Time, Phrase Lengths, and Intensity
Levels November 2001


AND-.......sax studys and improv
at... http://www.timpricejazz.com/lessons.html



Bassoon Reed Insights(HTML Format)
Modern Intervalic Study On ii-V-I (Page1)(Page 2)
Sal Nistico ii-V-I Exercise (.PDF Format)
Tim's Longtone Exercise #2 (.PDF Format)
Sal Nistico IIminor7 to V7#9 to Imaj (.PDF)
Creative Purity (HTML Format)
Using Your Saxual Mind(HTML Format)
Dealing With Reeds(HTML Format)
Tims Saxophonstic Warm Ups (.PDF Format)
Communication and Imagination(HTML Format)
Tim's Db Scale Patterns (.PDF Format)
Tim's ii-V Study
On
"Another You"
(.PDF Format)
Tim's Ab Scale Patterns (.PDF Format)
Tim's E Scale Patterns (.PDF Format)
Tim's Low Register Sax Workout (.PDF Format)
Tim's F Scale Patterns (.PDF Format)
Tim's Longtone Exercise (.PDF Format)
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Wow, Tim! I've been visiting SOTW for some while but only now have i checked out your teaching materials properly. More fool me, eh? What a free resource. Thank you. :)
 

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RootyTootoot said:
Wow, Tim! I've been visiting SOTW for some while but only now have i checked out your teaching materials properly. More fool me, eh? What a free resource. Thank you. :)
Your welcome :) My pleasure.

If you look carefully in the Euro' magazine shops I've been writing IMPROV' articles in the magazine SONIC.
Lately, the magazine is in German & Dutch.I think you'll like it, if you can find it. I did some Coltrane chord ideas of mine there and also some things that deal with sequece connections.In any case keep a look out for them-I bet you'll like those as well.

Glad you liked these.
 

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SuperAction80 said:
Tim, you have just made my morning...along with coffee of course.

LOL- I'm on my 2ed coffee- AND ONE DOUBLE EXPRESSO:D - and ready for a quick power walk before practicing for a few hours etc. Today, I'm dividing my shed time into 3 hour sections...in the morning // then later in the afternoon // then in later evening. I want to be focused for some NYC concerts & " Ratdog Jams" coming up soon.


Glad I made your morning- HAVE FUN!!!
 

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The Ferling/Marcel Mule book 48 Etudes. It's not a jazz book, but if you can play this book from cover to cover, you'll be in very good shape to deal with a lot of different music.
 

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RootyTootoot said:
Wow, Tim! I've been visiting SOTW for some while but only now have i checked out your teaching materials properly. More fool me, eh? What a free resource. Thank you. :)
AGAIN, thank you. Glad to help.:)
 
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