Universal Method for the Saxophone

Paul De Ville

Arranged by Paul De Ville
Text by Paul De Ville
Performing Ensemble: Alto Saxophone Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Saxophone
Item Number: O532SB
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Upon opening Paul DeVille's Universal Method for Saxophone, the student will find, first and foremost, the author's promise that, "...everything which patient research, practical experience and knowledge...has been brought to bear to make this the greatest and most comprehensive method for saxophone ever attempted." Covering the full gambit of saxophone technique exercises and a wide selection of repertoire examples, the DeVille method has been the trusted training method for saxophone players since 1908. This spiral-bound edition serves to continue this well-known tradition of excellence.

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Arranger De Ville, Paul


The Saxophone
Instruction for the Saxophone
How to hold the Saxophone
Position of the Performer
Position of the Mouthpiece in the Mouth
The Reed
Manner of controlling the tone, etc.
Method of Study
General Remarks
A list of the words used in Modern Music
How to make your own Reeds
Rudiments of Music
Improvements added to the Saxophone
Preparatory Exercises
Exercises in Slurring
Progressive Exercises on time, etc.
Exercises on Rests
Twenty Progressive Exercises
Eighteen Exercises in Articulation
Preparatory Exercises on the High Notes
Eighteen Exercisis in Articulation
Preparatory Exercises on the High Notes
Chromatic Scale of the Saxophone
Major and Minor Scales in all Keys
Major and Minor Chords in the Keys most used
Sixty Exercises of Mechanism
Fifty Exercises from Low Bb to F above the staff
Twenty-one Exercises on detached Notes in different Keys
Twenty-seven Exercisis for gaining execution in the different Keys
Three Exercises on Staccato
Grace-notes and Embellishments
The Shake
Table of Shakes
The Mordent or Passing Shakes
Exercises on Shakes
Fifteen Cadenzas
Introduction of Adagio, Beethoven Sonata "Pathetic"
Ten Duets for Two Saxophones by F. Mayeur
Six Duets for Two Saxophones by H. Klose
Exercises on dotted Eight and Sixteenth Notes
Exercises with Sixteenth Rests
Exercise on dotted Sixteenth Note and Thirty-second Notes
Exercise with Thirty-second Rests
Exercises on Triplets
Forty Exercises on Slurred and Detached Notes
Seventeen Exercises on Syncopation
Twenty Operatic Melodies
Exercises for the new fingering of the improved Bb, B, and C# keys
Progressive Major and Minor Scale and Exercises
Interval Exercises on the major and minor scales
Studies and the Major and Minor Chords
Exercise on the Chord of the Dominant Seventh
Exercise on different Diminished Sevenths
Exercise on the succession of four Diminished Sevenths
Ten Studies on Arpeggios in different Major Keys
Chromatic Exercises
Eight Fantasias
Eleven Progressive Studies
Theme with nine easy variations
Theme with Variations
Twenty studies by A. Mayeur
Fifteen Studies
Four Solos
Air with Variations from Donizetti's "Elisire D'Amore"
Four Concert Duets by H. Klose
Adagio Concerto Militaire
Give me thy Heart
Ballet Music
Hungarian Dance
Happy be Thy Dreams
Blue Bells of Scotland
La Cinquantaine