The Jazz Saxophone Book

The Jazz Saxophone Book

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Tim Armacost




Beginners to Professionals


The ultimate guide to playing saxophone, by NY jazz artist Tim Armacost — for anyone from beginners to professionals.

  • Endorsed by: Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, George Garzone, Jamey Aebersold, David Berkman, Walt Weiskopf, Steve Wilson, etc.
  • Rooted in practical skills and going far beyond theory, The Jazz Saxophone Book will improve your ability to construct beautiful, flowing solo lines.
  • Videos - The book includes access to over 30 videos of the author demonstrating ideas in the book.
  • Transcriptions - Includes hundreds of examples of solo phrases by the masters of jazz saxophone.
  • For the beginning improviser, we cover:
  • Creative ways to work on sound, time and building a jazz vocabulary
  • Connecting your soloing with your internal singing voice
  • Foundational jazz harmony - what you need to know!
  • For intermediate players, the book offers:

— In-depth treatment of jazz harmony, with copious examples from the masters of the tradition
— Ideas for becoming a musical storyteller
— Skills needed to show up at a jam session and confidently perform a tune

  • For more advanced players, the book discusses:

— Using advanced harmony to build and release tension
— Taking jazz vocabulary, harmony and form into the realm of freedom
— How to practice efficiently to become a well-rounded, continually improving soloist

 Beginners to Professionals

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