LEVEL 3:

JAZZ Etudes for Saxophone

24 Swing & Bop Studies for Tenor & Alto

71 pages      $24.95

Level Three Jazz Etudes for Saxophone provides challenging etudes for tenor and alto sax with demonstrations and play-along tracks.

 

These jazz saxophone etudes provide an in-depth exploration of six sets of standard jazz chord changes. Four challenging etudes are included for each progression. Text, describing the jazz theory and phrasing concepts used in each selection, serves as a useful jazz improvisation study guide.

 

The Level Three studies are categorized as the first, second, third and fourth etudes in accordance with specific harmonic concepts. For example, One Blue Once , and the other first etudes, were created from the basic scales used to construct the chords in the progression. Two Blue Once, and the other second etudes, incorporate bebop chromaticism with the basic scales from the progression. The third etudes add diminished and lydian scale harmony to the mix. The fourth etudes add melodic minor harmony.

 

A sample from the text associated with the third etudes is provided below. A total of 22 pages of text is included.

 

These jazz saxophone etudes are provided for both tenor and alto, with fast and slow (moderate) tempo play-along tracks. The versions are 100% compatible, and are provided on adjacent pages, making it possible for players of both instruments to practice and study together simultaneously. Demonstrations, using the fast tracks, are provided on tenor sax.

“It's always great to find refreshing material that adds variety and challenge to your jazz consciousness. Randy Hunter's Level 3: Jazz Etudes for Saxophone provides a wealth of informative examples and well-crafted contrafactual musical compositions to use with or without the enclosed play-along CD. The material is systematically organized and easy to follow. This will be a welcome addition to my studio library.”

Chris Vadala

Director of Jazz Studies/Professor of Saxophone

University of Maryland School of Music

Selmer Saxophones and D'Addario/Rico Reed Artist Clinician

“Randy Hunter has developed a very smart study series here.  The book & etudes are very user friendly.  He has solved a problem with other duet books by providing Bb & Eb parts that are compatible. Check 'em out!”

Claire Daly

Renowned jazz instructor & performer

Teacher at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy

Litchfield Jazz Camp Staff

Five time winner of the Downbeat Critic's Poll "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition"

LEVEL 3 Demos

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Three Blue Once     Three Friends

 Three Friends       Another Three

Another Two     MP3

 Three for Ms. Jones     MP3

On First Street     MP3

Four Blue Once     MP3

© 2002 Randy Hunter Jazz

 “It's always great to find refreshing material that adds variety & challenge to your jazz consciousness..."

Chris Vadala

“Randy Hunter has developed a very smart study series here.  The book & etudes are very user friendly.  He has solved a problem with other duet books by providing Bb & Eb parts that are compatible. Check 'em out!”

Claire Daly

Renowned jazz instructor & performer

Teacher at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy

Litchfield Jazz Camp Staff

Five time winner of the Downbeat Critic's Poll "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition"

“It's always great to find refreshing material that adds variety and challenge to your jazz consciousness. Randy Hunter's Level 3: Jazz Etudes for Saxophone provides a wealth of informative examples and well-crafted contrafactual musical compositions to use with or without the enclosed play-along CD. The material is systematically organized and easy to follow. This will be a welcome addition to my studio library.”

Chris Vadala

Director of Jazz Studies/Professor of Saxophone

University of Maryland School of Music

Selmer Saxophones and D'Addario/Rico Reed Artist Clinician

Another Two    

 Three for Ms. Jones    

On First Street    

Four Blue Once    

71 pages      $24.95