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hi i have the book and Cd 'The Jazz method for Saxophone' by John O'neill for Tenor Sax
I have now got an Alto Sax and wondered if anyone has the alto version of the CD that could burn me a copy? I am happy to pay costs and postage

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buy this little bit of software called 'amazing slow downer'- http://www.ronimusic.com/ . It does exactly what it says on the tin and also transposes up or down by semitones. So put in the tenor cd and transpose 5 semitones up - away you go playing alto from the same written staff.

It does this from cd's and also from songs on file, for instance in windows media player.

Its absolutely great for transcribing tunes.

by the way i've no connection to the software or person who wrote it.
 

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davos said:
hi i have the book and Cd 'The Jazz method for Saxophone' by John O'neill for Tenor Sax. I have now got an Alto Sax and wondered if anyone has the alto version of the CD that could burn me a copy?
You do realise don't you that, even if you have the CD background, you still need transposed printed music as well?

...unless, of course, you can transpose the tenor music to alto at sight.
 

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thanks for the help and advise sorry for being a bit thick but i thought the printed music was the same in alto and tenor and the cd was played in different keys looks like i will have to buy a new book. thanks for you help dave
 

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davos said:
thanks for the help and advise sorry for being a bit thick but i thought the printed music was the same in alto and tenor and the cd was played in different keys looks like i will have to buy a new book. thanks for you help.
Oh, wait a minute. Maybe you're right. Many of the songs in my tenor book are written the same as the alto. The background recording has been transposed so the tenor can play the same written notes in its book as the alto in its book. Sorry, but I don't want to go through all the songs in both books, but a quick look says you're right.

The O'Neill books are organised to they teach certain finger patterns and in certain ranges of the instrument, so it would make sense that the written music remains the same. That, naturally, would mean accompaniment in different keys from the Eb and Bb instruments.
 
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