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Hal Leonard Pares Scales For Saxophone

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Revised and edited by Harvey S. Whistler, Pares Scaes for Saxophone features the classic scale and arpeggio studies of Gabriel Par¨s which were adapt...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic scale and arpeggio studes, as well as supplemental matrial, to enhance your saxophone playing.

Revised and edited by Harvey S. Whistler, Pares Scaes for Saxophone features the classic scale and arpeggio studies of Gabriel Par¨s which were adapted in the 1940s for like-instrument study by Rubank's Whistler and are now the standard for elementary scale instruction. Presenting all the major keys up to four flats/sharps (and the relative minors), each unit also includes long tone and embouchure studies. Supplemental material includes comprehensive chromatic scales, fingering and speed studies, and lip slurs.

FEATURES
  • ISBN: 9781423445180
  • Width: 9.0"
  • Length: 12.0"
  • 48 pages
  • Composer: Gabriel Par¨s
  • Arranger: Harvey S. Whistler

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4.0

YEs, I would buy this product again for the price

By "Saxoso"

from Tampa, FL

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Comments about Hal Leonard Pares Scales For Saxophone:

Very forward and straight! Great product for practice

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3.0

Great resource for musical hobbyist

By Ron

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Excellent guide for practicing scales

Cons

  • Not much explanation on how to use the book

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    Comments about Hal Leonard Pares Scales For Saxophone:

    As a recreational musician (sax), I found the book to be a great resource and practice aid. On the other hand, the book is probably intended as a classroom aid. Hobbyists, like me, who didn't learn music in high school or college, would benefit from some instruction on how best to use the book

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    5.0

    Students Make All-District Bands!

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    from Tallahassee, FL

    About Me Excellent Sight Reader, Music Teacher

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    Pros

    • Inexpensive
    • Lip Slurs
    • Long Tones
    • Rhythm Practice
    • Scale Practice
    • Sight Reading Practice

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Audtion Preparation
    • Private Lessons
    • Self teaching
    • Sight Reading Practice

    Comments about Hal Leonard Pares Scales For Saxophone:

    I am a music teacher and EVERY student who uses these books and practices from them makes All District Band in my area. Learning scales for auditions by rote (memorized) is one thing but recognizing the notes and playing scales in a variety of rhythms makes the student a fantastic sight reader! My adult students have become confident faster by working from this book as well. Not every scale is included but some of the minors are plus lip slur exercises in each key and long tones to strengthen embouchures.

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