The Saxophone With Pete Thomas
Length: 92 Minutes
Genre: Music Instruction
Starring: Pete Thomas
Directed by: Colin T. Webb
Studio: Amity Productions
Release Date: 1991
Sheet music from the DVD: http://tamingthesaxophone.com/pic-saxex/tunes-alto-tenor.pdf
For complete beginners, but useful for the first two or more years of playing
Pete Thomas has recorded with artists such as REM, Elton John, Joe Jackson and many more. He worked as a teacher of saxophone, composition and jazz/pop performance at Southampton University Music Department from 1999 – 2002 and is now working full time as a TV and film music composer.
In this program, he introduces beginners to the alto saxophone: the parts of the saxophone and how to assemble them, fitting the reed, posture and breathing, saxophone embouchure, holding and blowing into the saxophone, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing and slurring, bending notes and vibrato, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, scales, triad arpeggios, how to improvise simple songs, and playing the blues.