The Saxophone Survival Guide is a comprehensive look at the world of saxophone for those who aspire to enter into it. Eric Daniel who has attended Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory offers up his look at the world of saxophone.

This survival guide outlines several strategies and tips for aspiring saxophonists such as setting goals, general preparation, doubling, finding work and keeping a good attitude. The text is easy to read and Daniel’s writing style is upbeat and encouraging. The book is well organized however it is absent of written musical examples. Perhaps a future edition will contain those as well.

The Saxophone Survival Guide also offers some excellent recommended resources in the back of the text. Using these resources like The Art of Saxophone Playing by Larry Teal, coupled with Daniel’s text will give any young player the information they crave. This valuable information is not often covered during the course of a weekly saxophone lesson.

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