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Take Off with your Alto Saxophone

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Others in the series:

Take Off with your Flute
Take Off with your Clari…
Take Off with your Trump…
Take Off with your Tromb…
Take Off with your Tromb…

The Take Off! series

Carefully graded pieces to help pupils with reading and aural skills. Includes CD with backing tracks and chord symbols for a live keyboard or guitar accomp.

Teacher's Notes: These carefully graded pieces have been designed to help your pupils with their reading skills from elementatry to grade 3 - 4. The scale melodies will help to develop a feeling for keys and tonality. The pieces have no performance markings and you and your pupils are encouraged to add these as part of the learning experience. The chord symbols throughout are in concert pitch and offer the opportunity to add a live keyboard or guitar accompaniment.

These pieces are designed to be both enjoyable performance material and a helpful teaching resource, and the scale melodies will make preparation for examinations a more rewarding and musical experience.

Student's Notes: Every piece has a full performance track and an accompaniment track on the companion CD. Listen to the performance tracks and try to copy what you hear - for example, what do you notice about the quavers (eighth notes) in Pogo Stick and Swingin' - are they the same? Use your ears.

Play along with the accompaniment tracks with as much style as you can, and most importantly, Have Fun!

This book was originally published by Harlequin Music, Cambridge in 2000.


  • Blues Train
  • Cafe de Paris
  • Daydreams
  • Don't Be Late!
  • Pogo Stick
  • Rock Slide
  • Salsa Sandwich
  • Sixteen To The Bar
  • Steamboat Billy
  • Sunny Days
  • Swingin'
  • Take It Easy!
  • The Old Cactus Trail
  • Time Zone
  • Walking Home

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Cat No. SP786
Price £11.95
ComposerChris Holmes
CategoriesSaxophone Solo
Saxophone Tutor
PublisherSpartan Press
SeriesTake Off!
Difficulty level3 - 4
ISMN 979-0-57999-786-3
EAN-13 9790579997863
Weight 126 grams
Published 8th January 2009
Availability 14 in stock


...The tunes are attractive and well graded...

Andy Tweed, for Music Teacher Magazine

...nice tunes...all clearly marked up and well arranged.

Music Teacher Magazine