Introducing the Saxophone - Part 1

with James Rae

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Beginner 98 lessons (2h 10m) Backing tracks included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Master saxophone playing with James Rae, a renowned saxophone guru and one of the most published authors of educational material for woodwind in the world. Dive into engaging saxophone lessons, demonstrations and performances with backing track accompaniments that make practice fun and will help the student to build confidence in playing and performing.

This course is rooted in the highly successful method for alto saxophone, "Introducing the Saxophone," published by Universal Edition in Vienna. It offers complete beginners the chance to explore popular styles while fostering musical development up to the intermediate level.

In the course, James teaches you each note of the saxophone in turn, as well as tone production, breathing and how to read music notation. It is perfect for new players or for musicians with some training looking to get back into the alto saxophone after a long break, and can be used for self study or with a teacher. 

Included in the online course are:

- Detailed saxophone lessons, demonstrations and performances
- Studies and Exercises to develop technique
- 30+ original tunes in popular styles
- Backing tracks for alto sax (in Eb)
- Clear fingering diagrams for each note

Start this course today and experience the joy of mastering the saxophone with the guidance of James Rae. Get started now and unlock your saxophone playing potential.

When you’ve completed the course, you will be ready to move onto ‘Introducing the Saxophone - Part 2’.

Player reviews

“I liked everything about this. A particular bonus was the accompanying backing tracks. Starting with just one note, by the end of the course the whole range has been covered. The exercises are nice to play, with witty titles that help to explain the mood of each piece.”


“This course is just what I needed, by using it in conjunction with the backing tracks it works very well - perfect!”

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