80 Graded Studies for Saxophone, selected and edited by John Davies and Paul Harris for both Alto and Tenor Saxophones, brings together in two books a broad selection of 18th and 19th century repertory, with studies by Arban, Baermenn, Blatt, Brod and others. Also included are a number of specially composed studies by Paul Harris. These introduce aspects of 20th-century style and considerably extend the scope of the selection. The studies are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, according to a carefully planned technical progression.
80 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book One are arranged in increasing difficulty from elementary level to early intermediate (Grades 1-5).
Studies are an established part of every instrumentalist's training. They place technical problems in musical contexts, and can be invaluable aids to development. 80 Graded Studies for Saxophone is a must-have resource for all students and teachers, and the two books feature heavily on the major examination board syllabuses.
**ABRSM selected pieces (Saxophone 2006-2013):
Study in C (Brod)
Study in C (Baermann)
Study in D (Garnier)
Study in A minor (O. Langey)
Study in Bb (Gariboldi)
**Trinity College London selected pieces (Saxophone 2012-2014):
Study no.9 (Demnitz)
Study no.8 (Garnier)
Study no.21 (Garnier)
Study no.32 (Baermann)
Study no.31 (Gariboldi)