"It's absolutely brilliant! I am really enjoying the tunes and found it has inspired me to practise more than ever."
- Andrew McClearie
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What do you get when you buy this new, exciting book? Instant access to:
- Demo tracks
- Demo videos
- Backing tracks
How do you get it all? Instant download directly to your computer, tablet or phone. OR, you can access everything on this website whenever you like, so no waiting for postage!
Why buy it? Because it's brilliant and you'll have loads of fun playing these tunes! So go on, get stuck in!
I'm besotted with Cool Jazz Studies, the songs are joy to play, I’m unconsciously mumbling their voicing..."
- Lineker Mpunzi
More About The Book
Cool Jazz Studies, volume 1 is a new, exciting book of 10 original cool, jazz study pieces.
With sheet music for both Bb and Eb saxophones, the repertoire is open to all saxophonists.
The skill level of the pieces ranges approximately from ABRSM grade 3-5.
Accompanying backing tracks, demo tracks and demo videos for each of the 10 tunes make this a truly user friendly book!
If you like the cool, bluesy saxophone sound, as well as tunes with more of a jazz swing feel, then this book will be perfect for you.
"I have been playing the tunes on tenor and baritone saxophones and really like them...they're going round in my head all of the time at the moment!"
- Dean Howard
Start1 - New Blues (1:53)
Start2 - Something Good (1:20)
Start3 - Blues Too (1:40)
Start4 - Desmond's Dance (1:38)
Start5 - Soul Flight (2:12)
Start6 - Jonah's Jig (1:27)
Preview7 - Minor D.I. (1:18)
Start8 - Zachary's Bounce (1:28)
Start9 - Offshore Sax (1:15)
Start10 - What You Need (1:56)
"These original compositions really helped to focus my reading skills - thoroughly enjoyable!"
- Andy Neesham
Meet Your Tutor
Hi! I’m Matthew Smith, the owner of SAXOPHONE Studies, where sax players come to learn how to create incredible sounds.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the sound the saxophone makes. From the first time I heard Coleman Hawkins 'growl', I just knew I had to enter this amazing world of sound.
I picked up a saxophone for the first time in 1992, started performing professionally in 1994, and have been teaching since 2000.
Since opening the doors to my online classroom, I’ve had the great pleasure of connecting with adults at all stages of their saxophone playing journey. Some already play, others are returning to their practise after a 20, 30, or 40+ year hiatus, while others are following an unexplainable desire to pick up the instrument for the very first time.
My goal is to break learning to play the saxophone down into simple, step-by-step lessons that develop your technique at the same time as building your confidence.
"Played with you on the first 4 numbers and was nearly with you - most of the time! Enjoying them immensely."
- Mal Kellett