A Comprehensive Guide to
Playing the Saxophone.
ABOUT THE SAXOPHONE BOOK: WELCOME VIDEO
Over 15 years in the making!!! 3 volumes of awesomeness!!!
Super easy to use & fun to play!! The best saxophone book ever!
“Bravo on a great book filled with pertinent ideas and a systematic approach to practicing and thinking about music.
I particularly like your thoughts on playing. Very inspiring. Thanks for a wonderful book.”
– Bob Mintzer | Grammy Winning Saxophonist, Prof. of Saxophone at the University of Southern California (USC)
“There’s probably not a sax player alive who wouldn’t benefit from the wisdom Jeff imparts in this book. The exercises and advice from a master like Jeff could only expand your imagination and dexterity at any level.” – Steve Berlin | Saxophonist (Los Lobos), Multi Grammy winner, Producer, Inductee/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
About THE SAXOPHONE BOOK…
JEFF COFFIN, 3x Grammy winning saxophonist, educator, and composer from Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (1997-2014), & The Mu’tet, has a new book available! It’s called THE SAXOPHONE BOOK (TSB) and is unlike anything available on the market today!
Written with students, educators, and pros in mind, the information in THE SAXOPHONE BOOK has already benefitted thousands of saxophone players around the world. TSB is a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of music and, in particular, the saxophone. These concepts have been fine tuned by Jeff over the course of the 300+ clinics (and countless lessons) that he has presented worldwide over the last 20 years as a solo, Yamaha & D’addario Performing Artist.
Exercises in TSB include scale work (major, harmonic minor, melodic minor, blues, diminished, and whole tone), modes of every scale, introduction of odd meter, chord studies, blues arpeggios in 12 keys, misc. patterns, and intervallic sequences. As well, there is lots of easy to understand text covering concepts like – How To Practice, Identifying Strengths & Weaknesses, Taking Your Improvisation to the Next Level, Elements of Improvisation, Why Fundamentals?, Why Scales?, Must Hear Sax Recordings, Must Hear Sax Players, Equipment Tips, Thoughts and Questions on THE BIG 5 FUNDAMENTALS (Listening, Tone & Dynamics, Articulation, Rhythm & Time, and Harmony), and much more!
Helping students learn the fundamentals is the #1 goal of this incredible 3 book series.
Jeff believes that fundamentals are the ‘roots’ of musical learning and, in order for the student to grow, they need strong roots.
How to USE THE SAXOPHONE BOOK…
It’s very simple. A metronome, tuner, patience, and good practice habits are all you need.
The results are many and will occur rapidly! Superior listening, tone, dynamics, intonation, articulation, rhythm, time, and a deep understanding of harmony are all results of working on fundamentals.
A little HISTORY…
For well over 15 years, since the early Bela Fleck & the Flecktones days (late 20th Century), Coffin has worked on and developed this material. What you see here is the result of that work. Literally hundreds, and likely thousands, of hours have been spent putting these books together in as concise and clear a way as possible to benefit the student and pro.
“Jeff Coffin has proven himself to be a defining voice on the saxophone for this generation. In his latest instruction book, Jeff provides a clear path for musicians wishing to develop their technique and sound. It is an absolute must have for any serious saxophonist!” – Caleb Chapman | Educator, Founder of Soundhouse, President of the Jazz Education Network
Thanks for checking out this site and my book!!
I have linked videos of me playing some of the exercises and talking about the book. I hope you will check them out! I also hope you enjoy these 3 books of saxophone goodness!! I have put a tremendous amount of work into these and I hope these exercises will benefit you as much as they have me…peace, JC
All material associated with THE SAXOPHONE BOOK © 2016 Jeff Coffin
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