Saxophone Syllabus

Christine Cumming
The levels stated below, along with their accompanying repertoire are intended as a guide, not as specific requirements for all students.

General Competencies:
Development of a correct embouchure and a characteristic saxophone tone, accurate fingerings, articulation, and control of dynamics throughout the full range of the instrument should all be utilized as a means of musical expression. All major and minor (natural, harmonic, melodic), chromatic and whole tone scales, arpeggios and thirds played over the entire range of the instrument with various articulations, should be played in sixteenth notes, at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 60.

Level I
Studies: (the following or their equivalent)

Mauk - A Practical Approach to Playing the Saxophone; Teal - The Saxophonist’s Workbook; Voxman - Advanced Method, Vols. I & II; Mule - Vingt-Quatre Etudes Faciles; Verroust -24 Etudes Melodiques, op.65, Vol. I; Klose – Daily Exercises; Voxman – Selected Studies; Karg-Elert – Book 1; Long – Beginning Studies in the Altissimo Register; Blemant – 20 Etudes Melodiques, Vol. I

Repertoire:

Teal – Program Solos; Lantier - Sicilienne; Frackenpohl - Air for Alto; Bozza - Aria; Handel/Rousseau - Adagio and Allegro; Handel/Rascher - Sonata #3; Bach/Mule – Sonata #4; Schumann/Hemke – Three Romances; LeClair – Gigue; Eccles – Sonata; Vivaldi – Sonata in g minor; Chailleux – Andante Et Allegro; Vaughan Williams – Six Studies in English Folksong

LEVEL II
(continued study of previous listings)
Studies:

Mule – Dix-Huit Exercices ou Etudes d’apres Berbiguier; Blemont – 20 Etudes Melodiques, Vol. II; Ferling – 48 Etudes; Ameller – Etudes Expressives, pour tous les Saxophones; Caravan – Bach For the Saxophone, and Paradigms; Verroust – 24 Etudes Melodiques, op. 65, Vol. II; Koechlin – 15 Etudes; Rascher – Intermezzi

Repertoire:

Tcherepnine – Sonatine Sportive; Lunde – Sonata; Handel – Sonatas #1, 6 & 13; Caravan – Sonata; Bozza – Improvisation et Caprice; Hartley – Petite Suite; Jacobi – Sonata; Bach/Caravan – Suite #1 for Cello; Frackenpohl – Rhapsody for Solo Saxophone; Yasinitsky – Sixth Sense

LEVEL III (continued study of previous listings)

Studies:

Karg-Elert – 25 Capricen und Sonata, Books 1 & 2; Ferling – 144 Preludien und Etuden, Books 1 & 2; Mule – Etudes Varie; Lacour – 28 Etudes; Londeix – Les Gammes; Terschak/Mule – Exercises Journaliers; Leduc – 15 etudes techniques et rythmiques pour tous les saxophones

Repertoire:

Bach/Mule – Sonata #6; Heiden – Sonata; Creston – Sonata; Glazounov – Concerto; Tomasi – Ballade; Ibert – Concertino Da Camera; Fasch – Sonata; DuBois – Suite Francaise; Pascal - Sonatine