Hampton, Andy , Hampton, Andy , Various Composers : Saxophone Basics Pupil’s book


Saxophone Basics Series is a landmark method for beginner saxophone players by one of the leading figures in saxophone education, Andy Hampton. Comprising pupil’s tutor book, teacher’s book with accompaniment parts and an array of online resources. 

Saxophone Basics Pupil’s book starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to about Grade 2. There are 22 stages, each section includes a wonderful variety of concert pieces from the great composers, traditional tunes and fun, original exercises, ‘finger gyms’ and ‘warm ups’ to help establish a sound technique, ‘factfiles’ and ‘quizzes’ to teach notation and general musicianship, helpful, clear ‘fingering charts’ and ‘rhythm boxes’ and great illustrations. Also available, is the Pupil’s book edition with a CD accompaniment for an enhanced learning experience. 

Included in this edition:

■■ a wide range of classical, jazz and pop repertoire, including One Mint Julep, and the theme from Red Dwarf
■■ warm ups, fun original exercises and traditional tunes
■■ invaluable fact files, activities and technical advice covering notation, general musicianship and care of the instrument
■■ helpful fingering diagrams and rhythm boxes
■■ duets throughout – ideal for group teaching
■■ pull-out fingering chart to pin on your wall

There is a separate Teacher’s book available for both Alto Saxophone and Tenor Saxophone, which offer tips on how to approach new techniques and motivate young players. These would be particularly helpful for teachers who are not saxophone specialists. 

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Stage 1: Down To Earth; Up And Away; Life’s Little Ups And Downs; Bitter Sweet; At The End Of The Night; Feel The Heat; Stage 2: Come Join The Band; And So It Goes; Cor Blimey; Stage 3: Merrily We Blow Along; Caribbean Calypso; Stop FEEF!; Brazilian Girl; Stage 4: Sorted! The F# Files; Set’ Em Up; This Land Is My Land; Cool Ghoul; Stage 5: As I Walked Out; Sad Jazz Waltz; When The Saints; Rock That Sax!; About Face; Song Of The Volga Boatman; Stage 6: Razor Sharp; That Sinking Feeling; Deep ‘D’ Duet; Call Of The Wild; Carnival Of Venice; Swanee River; Stage 7: Woogie Boogie; A Whole Lot Of Soul; Dotty Mazurka; Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen; Stage 8: Lazy Days; Knock, Knock; It’s A Cinch; Lieutenant Kije (Prokofieff); No Better Blues; Hatikvah; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Stage 9: Be Happy, Be Natural, Be Flat; Cool 4 Cats; Cat’s Tail Swing; Stage 10: Two Down, One On The Side; The Ashgrove; Frankie And Johnny; Stage 11: Dee For Two; La Follia; Green Onions; Just Left Of Right; Concert Pieces: Vivace (Corelli) **ABRSM selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2006-2013; Walk The Cat; Lay Me Down **ABRSM selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2006-2013 and **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2012-2014; Blue Call **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2012-2014; Stage 12: Warm-Up Bossa; Greensleeves; One Mint Julep; Stage 13: Wave Them Goodbye; Duetteud; Creepin’ Around; Stage 14: C U Down There; Go With The Flow; You And Me; Stage 15: Which Way Now?; That Swing Things; Stage 16: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Tell Me About It; Here Comes The Blues **ABRSM selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2006-2013; Stage 17: I’m Late For School! **ABRSM selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2006-2013; Wintertime Blues; Stage 18: Take Your Partners Please; Scarborough Fair; Stage 19: Theme From Red Dwarf (Goodall); Miami Beach (Harris); Allegretto (Franck) **ABRSM selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2006-2013 and **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Saxophone syllabus 2012-2014; Another Wet Wednesday; Stage 20: Theme From Men Behaving Badly (Lisk); 7th Symphony – 2nd Movt (Beethoven); Alone Again

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Faber Music



Primary composer/editor/arranger

Andy, Hampton, Various Composers

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Basics Series