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Saxophone - the new way to success Volume 1

Volume 1 in the 4th edition now available again!

This book is suitable for beginners, whether children or adults. It contains many varied exercises and songs. Many musical styles are represented: from folk, rock and pop, blues, rockabilly, country, jazz to Latin American music. The associated playalong CD in mp.3 format provides fun and motivation. The  demo and backing tracks for Eb and Bb saxophones sound really good, and it feels like you're playing with a real band. The 116-page ring binder is printed in full 4/4 color on high-quality 135 g (cover and base 300 g) paper.

The content of the book is in German.

Price: 32.90 euros; Free shipping within Germany (+)! Please order by email . 

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Exercise book for Volume 1

There is an optional exercise book especially for children with additional exercises and songs. It also contains numerous pieces, with demo and playalong versions for alto and tenor saxophone in MP.3 format, which can be downloaded free of charge from this website. Edition 2 has been completely reworked and all 22 tracks   re-recorded with improved audio quality. The 68-page exercise book is completely printed in 4/4 color and has wire stitching.

The content of the book is in German.

Price : 17.90 euros; Free shipping within Germany (+)! Please order by email. We accept PayPal and bank transfer.

2nd edition now available

+ Free shipping for private customers only.

About the author:

Thomas Schöfer, born in Straubing in 1967,  began learning the clarinet with Lothar Fischer at the age of 10 and has been playing the saxophone since he was 13.

1990 to 1992 attended the vocational school for music in the district of Deggendorf in Plattling, majoring in saxophone and minors in clarinet and flute.

1992 to 1993 jazz saxophone lessons with Wolfhart Metz in Munich.

1993 to 1997 jazz saxophone studies at the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nuremberg with Klaus Graf.

Since his studies he has participated in numerous workshops; among others with Vincent Herring,

John Ruocco, Ernie Watts, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone and Dick Oatts.

Musically, he is at home in a wide variety of styles, such as jazz, Latin American music, rock,

Pop, Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie, Rock'n Roll and Rockabilly.

He performed with Max Greger jr., Charly Antolini, Davide Petrocca, Black Magic Big Band, among others

(Galway/ Ireland), Bill Haley's Original Comets, Dirty Boogie Orchestra and other artists and ensembles.

Teaching saxophone and clarinet since 1991 as a freelance teacher, since 1996 at the district music school of the Straubing-Bogen district and since 1997 at the Anton Bruckner Gymnasium in Straubing. Since 2005, Schöfer has been teaching the saxophone in the wind class at the Jakob Sandtner Realschule in Straubing.

Here are some audio samples:

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