ALTO SAX - Standard Of Excellence Book 2

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Page 2
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We're now working in the Standard Of Excellence Book 2! & we're starting off on page 2. Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 2 and review the G Major Key Signature. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 3
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 3 and review the C Major Key Signature. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 4
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 4 and review the D Major Key Signature & we are going to look at the High C aternative fingering. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Let's Play
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 5 and we're going to learn about syncopation & intervals. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 6
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 6 and we're going to review the E minor key signature and learn about the tempo, accelerando. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Joyeux Noel
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over Joyeux Noel on page 7. We are going to learn a new type of repeat, the Dal Segno Al Fine! Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Let's Learn & Play
Page 8
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 8 and we're going to learn the eighth rests (& tricks to counting the eighth rests). Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 9
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 9 and review the F Major Key Signature & learn about Monophony & Polyphony. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 10
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 10 and learn about enharmonics, staccatos, and allegretto. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 11
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 11 and work on the A minor key signature, tenuto, and legato. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 12
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 12. We're going to be playing some fun exercises and we're going to learn about countermelodies. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 13
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 13. In this lesson, we are going to be learning a new time signature - cut time or 2/2. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 14
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 14. In this lesson, we are going to learn what enharmonics and chords are. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 15
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 15. In this lesson, we are going to learn more about enharmonics and work on chromatic scales and skills. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Rock Island Express
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page Rock Island Express on page 16. In this lesson, we are going to learn about da capo al coda (D.C. Al Coda). There will be a little section using the chromatic scale, so make sure you practiced the previous lesson! Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 17
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 17. In this lesson, we are going to learn a new time signature...3/8 time! What does it mean? How do we count it? What about the bottom number? Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 18
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 18. In this lesson, we are going to learn a time signature...6/8 time! What does it mean? How do we count it? What about the bottom number? Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 19
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 19. In this lesson, we are going to learn a new rhythm... sixteenth notes! How do we count them? WGrab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 20
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 20. In this lesson, we are going to review sixteenth notes & 6/8 time. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 21
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 21. In this lesson, we are going to review sixteenth notes & learn the 16th & 8th note combos. These are a little trickier, so you'll want to make sure you slow things down and practice on your own time as well. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Turkish March From "The Ruins Of Athens"
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The Turkish March From "The Ruins Of Athens" in the Standard of Excellence Book 2 for Alto Saxophone, is a nice solo piece written by Ludwig van Beethoven. We're gonna break it down by segment so you can really feel confident with this piece.

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Let's Learn & Play
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 24. In this lesson, we are going to review sixteenth notes, 16th & 8th note combos, and repeats. These are a little trickier, so you'll want to make sure you slow things down and practice on your own time as well. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 25
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 25. In this lesson, we are going to review sixteenth notes and learn about the dotted eighth note and dotted eighth not and sixteenth note combinations. These are a little trickier, so you'll want to make sure you have your pencil, be ready to slow things down and practice on your own time as well. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 26
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Today, Ms. Reesa go over page 26. In this lesson, we are going to practice sixteenth notes, dotted eighth note and dotted eighth notes and sixteenth note combinations. These are a little trickier, so you'll want to make sure you have your pencil, be ready to slow things down and practice on your own time as well. Grab your saxophone & come practice with me!

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Page 27
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In this video, you'll learn how to handle different time signatures, from 6/8 to 4/4, and master the art of triplets in both rhythmic patterns. Reesa provides step-by-step guidance, so even if you're new to these concepts, you'll be able to follow along.

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Page 28
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Today, we'll be working in the Standard of Excellence Book 2, page 28, working on exercises 116-118. This is a review lesson on the most recent rhythm exercises. We'll be switching time signatures, working on triplets, and the dotted eighth notes, and sixteenth note combo using pretty familiar tunes. So grab your sax and come practice with me!

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Performance Pieces
Cabo Rico Part 2
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In this alto sax session, we dive into the Standard of Excellence Book Two, specifically the piece 'Cabo Rico' on page 29, focusing on part 2. This band arrangement has a fantastic marching band vibe that's both fun and engaging. In 'Cabo Rico,' we'll be playing harmony, so there's no melody to worry about. The notes and rhythms are straightforward, making it an ideal piece for players of all levels. We'll cover key signatures, time signatures, and tempo, keeping things simple and approachable. As we work through the piece, we'll focus on dynamics, breathing, and playing the notes and rhythms as written. Pay attention to the conductor's direction if you're playing with a group, as dynamics might vary. We break down the piece section by section, providing insights into dynamics and breath marks. Circle the naturals and breath marks to stay on top of your performance.

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Cabo Rico Part 1
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In this alto sax session, we dive into the Standard of Excellence Book Two, specifically the piece 'Cabo Rico' on page 29, focusing on part one. This band arrangement has a fantastic marching band vibe that's both fun and engaging. In 'Cabo Rico,' we'll be playing harmony, so there's no melody to worry about. The notes and rhythms are straightforward, making it an ideal piece for players of all levels. We'll cover key signatures, time signatures, and tempo, keeping things simple and approachable. As we work through the piece, we'll focus on dynamics, breathing, and playing the notes and rhythms as written. Pay attention to the conductor's direction if you're playing with a group, as dynamics might vary. We break down the piece section by section, providing insights into dynamics and breath marks. Circle the naturals and breath marks to stay on top of your performance.

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Rudimental Regiment Part 1
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In this session, we focus on Rudimental Regiment Part 1 for alto saxophone from the Standard of Excellence Book 2 for alto sax. Throughout this lesson, we work on counting, understanding rhythms, and navigating through rests. The goal was to gradually increase the tempo, starting from 80 and working our way up to 112. Pay attention to those breath marks! We'll break down specific sections, addressing potential challenges and clarifying any confusing parts. As we progress, we'll tackle various sections, paying attention to staccato notes, crescendos, and different dynamic levels.

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Rudimental Regiment Part 2
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In this session, we focus on Rudimental Regiment Part 2 for alto saxophone from the Standard of Excellence Book 2 for alto sax. Throughout this lesson, we work on counting, understanding rhythms, and navigating through rests. Pay attention to those breath marks! We'll break down specific sections, addressing potential challenges and clarifying any confusing parts. As we progress, we'll tackle various sections, paying attention to staccato notes, crescendos, and different dynamic levels.

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Summer's Rain Pt 1
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Today, we're going to be covering Summer's Rain part 1 on alto saxophone from the Standard of Excellence Book 2 (page 32 & 33). This piece has some intense tempo changes, a spot with tricky rhythm, and be sure to watch your key signature and accidentals. But don't worry, we're going to break it all down so it's easy to master.

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Summer's Rain Pt 2
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Today, we're going to be covering Summer's Rain part 2 on alto saxophone from the Standard of Excellence Book 2 (page 32 & 33). This piece has some intense tempo changes, a spot with tricky rhythm, and be sure to watch your key signature and accidentals. But don't worry, we're going to break it all down so it's easy to master.

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French Market Buzzards March Part 2
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In this session, join Reesa, your alto saxophone teacher, as she guides you through mastering the French Market March from the Standard of Excellence Book Two, focusing on key signature changes, time signatures, and rhythmic nuances. From counting measures to navigating repeats and dynamic shifts, Reesa ensures you're well-prepared to tackle every aspect of this piece.

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Romanza Part A
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Join Reesa, as we dive into page 36 of the Standard of Excellence book 2 for alto sax, focusing on "Romanza - Part A" written by our good friend, Beethoven. This classical piece is a wonderful opportunity to practice your tempo, key signature, and articulation skills, especially with those tricky 16th notes.

In this practice session, we'll break down the piece section by section, ensuring you don't get overwhelmed. We'll start with a slow tempo, perfect for mastering those 16th notes, and gradually add in articulations and dynamics.

By the end of this practice, you should feel more confident with your rhythm, articulation, and dynamics. If you're ready to play along with a piano accompaniment, check out the Make Music Cloud and join our class for the backing track. https://admin.makemusic.com/join?class Code=M6ZJV-GVQ23

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Hornpipe from "Water Music" Part A
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In today's practice session, we're diving into the Hornpipe from Water Music, featured in the Standard of Excellence Book Two. We're focusing on page 36, part A of this engaging piece. 🎷 What to Expect in This Session: We'll start by examining the key signature and the moderate pace required for this piece. Attention will be given to specific measures, like measure 15, where there's a G-sharp accidental, and measure two, which involves syncopation. During the practice, listen for tips on handling syncopated rhythms and accidental notes effectively. Special focus on dynamic markings and practicing with vibrato on longer tones. 🎵 Practice Highlights: Detailed walkthrough of measures, focusing on rhythm and timing. Real-time playing, clapping, and counting to solidify your learning. Instructions on how to properly apply vibrato on the saxophone using mouth techniques rather than throat movements.

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Romanza Part B
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In this episode of Musicians Addition, join Reesa, your alto saxophone teacher, as we delve into "Romanza Part B" from Standard of Excellence Book 2 for alto saxophone. We're nearing the end of the book, so make sure to grab Book Three for our upcoming lessons! In this session, we dissect the piece, focusing on articulations, dynamics, and tricky accidentals. Throughout the lesson, we break down the piece into sets of four to enhance comprehension and tackle challenging rhythms and fingerings.

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Minuet and Allegro
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Today, Reesa is going to go over Minuet and Allegro from the Standard of Excellence Book 2 for Alto Sax. In this Minuet, we just need to watch the repeats, the accidentals, and the articulations. In Allegro, the biggest thing to pay attention to is the counting, especially with the pickup notes worth only for a half a beat!

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About the course

This course covers the entire book, Standard Of Excellence Book 2 for Alto Sax. We're going to be covering some more difficult rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, and more. 

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About the teacher

Reesa Myers

Flute & Alto Sax Instructor

Reesa has been playing flute since 1998 & alto saxophone since 2003. She's attended many band camps, all state honor bands, and had a full ride to CSU-Pueblo. Now she's passionate about making music education more accessible. 

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