This new book features twelve melodic etudes for the advancing jazz saxophonist. These etudes focus primarily on medium tempos and demonstrate a melodic approach to soloing with authentic jazz vocabulary. The etudes are catchy, fun to play, and written idiomatically for the saxophone. Like my previous books, all saxophonists (soprano/alto/tenor/bari) read the same written part, ensuring that the pieces lay perfectly on the horn, while the rhythm section transposes the accompaniment to accommodate the saxophonist's range. If you enjoyed Jazz Saxophone Etudes, Volume 1 & 2, you'll love this new book. While my first two books focused on faster tempos, Jazz Saxophone Etudes, Volume 3 features mostly medium tempos. This new book includes ten Bebop etudes and two Bossa Nova etudes, as well as a section on style and analysis and practice suggestions.
Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced player, you'll definitely have fun with this new book. -Greg Fishman