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Other Resources and/or Suggested Readings


I highly recommend the following method books and supplemental resources:


Daily Studies for All Saxophones by Trent Kynaston

The Saxophonist’s Workbook by Larry Teal

The Art of Saxophone Playing by Larry Teal

Les Gammes Conjointes et en Intervalles by Jean-Marie Londeix

Exercices Mecaniques, Vol. 2 by Jean–Marie Londeix

Voicing, an Approach to the Saxophone’s Third Register by Donald Sinta

Saxophone High Tones, Second Edition by Eugene Rousseau


Online Resources


Sax on the Web Forums – www.saxontheweb.net


College Info Geek – www.collegeinfogeek.com

Listen Money Matters – www.listenmoneymatters.com

Places to Purchase Sheet Music


Van Cott Information Services – www.vcisinc.com

Dorn Publications – www.dornpub.com

Groth Music – www.grothmusic.com

Pender’s Music Co. – www.penders.com

Amazon – www.amazon.com


Many contemporary saxophone works are self–published and available directly from the composer via their websites.

Music Podcasts That I Enjoy


The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast

A Music Life with Hugh Sung

After Sectionals

APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler

The Brass Junkies Podcast

The Breakthrough Music Podcast

Clarineat: The Clarinet Podcast

Crossing the Break

The Entrepreneurial Musician

Everything Band Podcast

Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast

The Portfolio Composer


Book Recommendations


Art & Fear - David Bayles and Ted Orland

Beyond Talent - Angela Myles Beeching

Break Into the Scene - Seth Hanes

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards

Effortless Mastery - Kenny Werner

Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor - Ramon Ricker

Note Grouping - James Morgan Thurmond

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Performance Success - Don Greene

Practicing Successfully - Elizabeth Green

So Good They Can’t Ignore You - Cal Newport

Sound in Motion - David McGill

Talent is Overrated - Geoff Colvin

The Art of Possibility - Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Practicing - Madeline Bruser

The Devil’s Horn - Michael Segell

The Inner Game of Music - Barry Green

The Little Book of Talent - Daniel Coyle

The Mastery of Music - Barry Green

The Music Lesson - Victor Wooten

The Musician’s Way - Gerald Klickstein

The Savvy Music Teacher - David Cutler

The Savvy Musician - David Cutler

The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield