"Take the Lead Swing'" features idiomatic arrangements of well known swing classics. These pieces encourage technical progression and beginner instrumentalists will really enjoy learning and performing them. Students have a choice of playing along with CD, piano or guitar and all pieces are fully integrated with arrangements for other instruments in the series, making this the ideal resource for school bands and small ensembles. Used as a solo book these pieces will encourage technical progression and confidence in playing. It presents ideal pieces for performance, or just for fun. "Take the Lead" is an integrated series for alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, tenor saxophone, trumpet and violin. In each edition all of the songs are in the same key at concert pitch, allowing the different instruments to play together. Chord symbols are included at concert pitch for use by piano or guitar.