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Sax Lessons Learned by John Laughter

Dear saxophone student,

If you enjoy performing Pop, Rock, Blues, Country and Jazz, you might be interested in these books which appear in the Hal Leonard Corporation catalog. Both books come with an instructional CD which can be ordered through your local music and book store, or on the NET via various sheet music sites, including Hal Leonard Online: and type my name (John Laughter) in the "search" box, Barnes and Noble, or "sheet music" outlets. And for UK buyers; Music Room Click Here.

Both books are published by CENTERSTREAM and distributed by Hal Leonard Publishers Corp.

Rock and Roll Saxophone-2nd Edition

This method book/CD covers the sound effects used in Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz and Rock music and includes; growl, flutter tongue, subtone, double tone, ghosting, altissimo, slap tongue, trills, vibrato, etc. The CD examples include both alto and tenor for "play along" purposes. Photos/Bios cover the 50's through the 90's; Lee Allen, Sil Austin, Sam Butera, Dave Camp, Johnny Colla, Angella Christie, King Curtis, Myanna, Richard Elliott, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Junior Walker and the Allstars, Kenny G, Jenny Hill, Dave Koz, Steve Douglas, The Champs, Clarence Clemons, Grady Gaines with Little Richard, Boots Randolph, Amy Lee, Joe McGlohon with Reba, Herb Hardesty, Edgar Winter and Billy Vaughn. The forward was written by Scott Page who toured with Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. Guest performers include Myanna, Jenny Hill and the Burning Brass. If you enjoy playing Pop music, you will enjoy this method book. [Hal Leonard Corp book # 119] $17.95-US... ISBN: 0931759366

Contemporary Saxophone

Preface by Ernie Watts of the famed TONIGHT SHOW band and forward by Jay Davidson of Cinderella, Taj Mahal, Whitney Houston and Gladys Knight. An introduction to creating a Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues solo. This book/CD guide will take the beginner and intermediate sax player through the basic concepts of ad-lib, or "playing by ear". The CD includes play along examples for many styles of music. This study also contains an extensive listing of equipment being used by many of the top performers. Photos include: Sil Austin, Deanna Bogart, Candy Dulfer, Ron Holloway, Dave Koz, David Liebman, Scott Page with Pink Floyd, Maceo Parker, Marc Russo, Greg Vail, Edgar Winter and Horace-Alexander Young. Special guest performances by Don Wise of the Delbert McClinton Band and Jay Davidson. [Hal Leonard Corp book # 144] $17.95-US... ISBN: 0931759587

Thanks for your time and have a good year!


John C. Laughter

Author of Rock and Roll Saxophone and Contemporary Saxophone


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