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Initial limited stock available for Cafe members only, so here is the secret link to purchase:

Improvisation for Beginners - Jazz, Blues, Rock & Pop | Taming The Saxophone

This will be on public sale next week (if the printer can get on the case) but we have some initial copies available right now.

As well as the book you also get (free):

  • Download PDF:
    • Backing tracks (mp3). Sheet music and performance notes.
    • Chord scale charts.
    • Free bonus: archive of Beginners PDFs (approx 100 pages) previously sold for £4.95 (see below)
  • Access to “member only” pages on the site with more info, resources and interactive tutorials. New material for customers only will be added over the next year.
Also included: Bonus PDFs – all the original beginners’s starter pack PDFs:
  • 12 Step Scale charts
  • Pentatonics & Blues
  • Scales & Chords for Beginners
Who is it for and what do you need?
  • Ideally you already know some very basics of music theory, e.g. about key signatures and notes on the staff. If not we advise getting a basic music theory book such as Grade III.
  • Any saxophone player, beginner to intermediate who may or may not have reasonable saxophone technique, but is not yet confident enough to improvise.
  • Anyone who wants a simpler yet highly musical approach to improvising – no complex jazz theory to make your brain hurt. No mixolydian dominants or modes of the melodic minor.
  • Harmony examples need to be played and although you don’t need to be a piano player, you need a keyboard (either piano, MIDI or virtual, e.g. keyboard app). It doesn’t matter how slow you are finding the notes.
 
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NB: It is a different login at TamingTheSaxophone - I noticed some people trying to login using their cafe username/password.

If you didn't already have a customer account at TTS, then you do need to create one, and if so in that case you can use the same username and password as Cafe.

Account ceation on TTS is optional on other products, but due to the access to the exta pages, then this product does require a customer account.

Is it possible to link user accounts across both ? yes, theoretically but that is something that is destined to go wrong, with very bad consequences so at the moment this is the system we have.
 
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Right here for now. (If there are loads, then we''' start a dedicated TTS2 type thread.

Jeanette has already spotted a typo

Maybe there will e prizes for finding typos and errors.

Maybe not.
 
OK. page 10 of Eb PDF: Nonchord tones in the text are for Bb instruments, ie A C and Eb. Should be E G and Bb. Diagram is fine.

Page 12 of Eb book says "If you can play a top F, then you need to extend it up to top F. "
Same as Bb book. But in the Eb book the top F's are already in the written exercises.
 
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NB: It is a different login at TamingTheSaxophone - I noticed some people trying to login using their cafe username/password.

Just bought some stuff and that's what I did but what are you supposed to do,it did seem to accept it although the first time I went to PayPal it said it couldn't process and to go back toTTS then I started again and the info and purchases were still there so I went to PayPal again and it processed it no problem.Hope I've done enough to get the extras
On a lot of sites when you go to check out you can go straight to PayPal and it gives the vendor all the address info which I like very much,I hate filling all these forms in
 
Just bought some stuff and that's what I did but what are you supposed to do,it did seem to accept it although the first time I went to PayPal it said it couldn't process and to go back toTTS then I started again and the info and purchases were still there so I went to PayPal again and it processed it no problem.Hope I've done enough to get the extras
On a lot of sites when you go to check out you can go straight to PayPal and it gives the vendor all the address info which I like very much,I hate filling all these forms in

Blame the EU, they make us take the addresses.

Looks like you bought a couple of books successfully, thanks!
 
Done!

BUT
I almost passed as I ordered Vol #1 recently and felt I probably need to digest it first.

The thing is, for once I read the "marketing material" all the way to the word "improvise" and then the light lit up and I had to press the order button!

So, my advise is to make the "Beginners Impro" more obvious here in the title of the thread and the link should actually read:

Vol 2 Beginners Impro | Taming The Saxophone

I think I'm just exactly the right target audience. So I guess I have to share this view so that others don't miss on the great opportunity.

Thanks.
 
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With reference to my post #9 and hating filling forms in I have just bought a poppy broach from the British legion and what a total nightmare that turned out to be, I find it hard to believe that organisations that want to sell you something can make it so difficult to buy from them.In comparison buying from TTS is a doddle,one of the many problems was part way through they ask if you would like to make a donation, I said I would and picked an amount from their list expecting it to be added to my payment but it never appeared.I can only think that if they got their web site in order their collection of funds would multiply at least ten fold RANT OVER
 
I don't have my hard copy yet, but since my internet connexion is back tonight (5 days out!), I have been able to download the material! :)

Looking forward to get started. I will need this to find a bit of entertainment away from my next "conservatoire" piece that I find a real bore! :(
 

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