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by baribarisaxyman
(7 posts)
10 years ago

Etude and Method Books

I want the run down on method and etude books I need to be a proficient classical player. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Also, has anyone have any experience with the 27 Virtuoso Studies by Bassi?

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  1. by baribarisaxyman
    (7 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Solos and Repertoire

    This is knida off topic, but solos and other repertoire I should seriously consider would also be appreciated.

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  2. by sax_maniac
    (984 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Etude and Method Books

    There's quite a number. I am a big fan of the Rubank Method Blue Books and Rubank's Selected Studies for Saxophone book. The blue books are dry, but are great for technical skills. The Selected Studies book of etudes is extremely thorough in terms of style and technical challenges. And all these books are very cheap.

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    1. by YanagisawA-901
      (312 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Etude and Method Books

      ill second the rubank. they helped me excel greatly. and u subconciously learn all ur scales thru playing the etudes. ive been thru beginner intermediate and advanced since freshman year and im a junior now and the difference between now and then is amazing..

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      1. by phathorn
        (165 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Etude and Method Books

        bozza's etudes are a little meatier...Gammes and arpegges by Mule is a good one too

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    2. by totzax
      (1 post)

      7 years ago

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  3. by Cannon
    (23 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Etude and Method Books

    Klose is a very good book to teach technique.

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    1. by SaxandSound
      (3 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Etude and Method Books

      Don't forget about Ferling. Pages have a slow etude and a fast etude which lets you work on all facets of performing. Also, there is a Berbiguer book for flute that marcel mule has transcribed. I recommend the flute book because its practicaly the same but like 40 buck cheaper.

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