Saxophone Basics Repertoire is a fantastic addition to the Saxophone Basics Series, offering supplementary material for the Grade 1-4 alto saxophonist, including a range of pieces from pop to classical such as the themes from James Bond, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn, The Great Escape, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It starts at Grade 1+ and progresses to Grade 4. Each of the 7 stages focuses on a different saxophone technique including phrasing, playing in the key of B, low notes, high notes, chromaticism, syncopation and swing.
* Varied and carefully-chosen original repertoire
* Arrangements of favourite tunes including
* Related technical exercises and studies
* Opportunity for pupil improvisation and composition
* Duets to encourage ensemble skills
* Simple piano accompaniments
Unit 1: Phrasing: The Raon Tree; Rolling Home; On The Hop; Where The Wind Blows; Speak To Me; Largo ( Corelli); Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (The Lion King) (Elton John); Theme From Enigma Variations (Elgar); Unit 2: Playing Bb: Right On The Button: Side By Side; Belongings; Ping Pong Duet; Sidways Waltz; Theme From Peter Gunn (Mancini); To Catch A Thief; Whatever You Say; Unit 3: Low Notes: Dancing With Hippos; ... And Jilly Came Tumbling After; Lasso Heroes; Summer Nights (Grease) (Casey/Jacobs); Low Down Blues; Chugging Along; Unit 4: High Notes: Big Sound Sax; Five-Note Swing; Left-Hand Teaser; And So Farewell ...; Variations On Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter) (Williams); It's Tough At The Top; An Anthem For Everyone; Feel No Fear; Unit 5: Chromaticism: Automatic Chromatic; Wagon Wheels A-Rollin'; Norman: Theme From James Bond; Sunset Over Skye; Long Way From Memphis; Man Bites Dog; Unit 6: Syncopation: Face The Music; Feel The Beat; The Odd Evensong; We're Going Hom; Can't Say Fairer Than That; Song For Tony; Ragtime Rag; Theme From The Great Escape (Bernstein); Unit 7: Swing: Play It Again, Sam; Swingle Sax; Escalator Blues; Theme From The Pink Panther (Mancini); Jazzworks; Bliss Lies In The Moment.