A method book in four volumes created by Ted Nash, featuring almost three thousand measures of sax section music. The purpose of this book (including scores, parts and recordings) is to give the player an opportunity to play any chair along with the rest of the sax section (played on the recordings by Ted Nash). This allows the player to work on blend, intonation and phrasing in a variety of styles, feels and tempos.
All arrangements are by Ted Nash, excerpted from charts performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, and others.
Volume I – Basic Saxes $29.99 PURCHASE SAMPLE AUDIO
• This volume features section writing that is at an intermediate level. Instrumentation is 2 altos, 2 tenors and baritone.
193 pages of music
114 audio files
Volume II – Advanced Saxes $29.99 PURCHASE SAMPLE AUDIO
• This volume focusses on more advanced writing, with some passages that are technically difficult. Instrumentation is as above, but includes some soprano sax on both alto chairs.
217 pages of music
90 audio files
Volume III – Basic Woodwinds (coming soon)
• This volume introduces the player to basic use of woodwinds at an intermediate level. All chairs double on a variety of flutes and clarinets.
Volume IV – Advanced Woodwinds (coming soon)
• This volume features more advanced use of the woodwind section. All chairs double on a variety of flutes and clarinets.
“What an amazing and unique resource. Honestly, I have not encountered a book like this. I love how your book isolates the saxophone section and even has the parts less each part so individuals can practice with each section.” Marc Townly, Byron Center
“It’s a tremendous resource – one that I expect that I will use for many years. For sure it’s going to be part of the curriculum this fall.” James Gasior, Miami
“Just purchased “The Sax Section” now. It’s really phenomenal stuff! An unprecedented project- I’m excited to be able to show this to students.” Brian Krock, saxophonist/composer
“This resource, written by one of the current masters of the saxophone, is the perfect tool to help players learn the roles of each chair in the sax section, and to help sections achieve a more unified, cohesive and mature group sound. I will use it with my students, and I know it will help them improve their approach to section playing.” Josh Murray, Rio Americano HS