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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000806.txt from 2004/10

From: "Lacy, Edwin" <el2@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] a question for doublers
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:11:41 -0400

<<<I've played the clarinet for about a year now and thinking of
learning tenor saxophone as well. I'm a recreational player and have no
real training or lessons. I only have about an hour everyday to
practice. so my question is what is a good way to balance the practice
time for both instruments. Also, are there some good method books for
tenor sax that you recommend? Something that would help a self teaching
player like me.>>>

For self-instruction, it is hard to beat the Rubank materials. Start
wherever you feel you need to. Since you will be new to the saxophone,
perhaps you will want to spend some time in the Rubank elementary
method. After that, progress through the intermediate and advanced
(volumes I and II) methods. When you are about half way through the
advanced method, I would recommend beginning the Selected Studies for
saxophone, also published by Rubank.

I also have almost all of my students get the Klose, 25 Daily Exercises,
published by Carl Fischer. These are very good for sorting out various
alternate fingering possibilities.

All this being said, there are certain things that are very difficult to
pick up if you don't have a teacher, such as which fingering for Bb to
use in various situations, etc.

Ed Lacy
University of Evansville

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