Please add your comments via the comments page. Try to pick sax books that not only tell you how to play the saxophone but also give you guidance on how to read music and also differing playing styles. Eg. Blues and Jazz, Rock and Pop. A book that gives you songs and nothing else won't really help you progress unless you are already quite accomplished.
One I've used before is ' The Complete Saxophone Player' omnibus edition. It starts you right at the beginning and takes you through all the fingerings along with alternate fingerings. It covers different playing styles with various tunes to learn and it also has a free fingering chart with it. It's written by Raphael Ravenscroft. He's the guy responsible for the Baker Street solo. If you don't know what 'Baker Street' is, it's in the sax songs part of this website.
It's always a good thing to have a sax book to refer to if you are struggling. If you have a teacher ask them which book they think you should buy or what you should look out for when buying. If you are looking at completing music grades you should check out the grade studies available. If you wish to submit a review for a saxophone book please click here. If you prefer why not get yourself a sax dvd to help you or a sax cd to listen to just to remind you why you started playing
Take a look at our learning music guide to give you a starting hand.
Take a look at our embouchre guide to see if it can help.
From smooth jazz to a little bit of scar there should be something to suit your taste.
Learn about diaphragmatic breathing to help control your breath and enhance your tone.
Take a bit of time out choose a cd and listen to your favourite players
Take a bit of time out, choose a DVD and watch and learn how it's done.
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