"Sxophone Basics" is a landmark method by one of the leading figures in saxophone education, Andy Hampton. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to about Grade 2. There are 22 stages, each section includes a wonderful variety of concert pieces from the great composers, traditional tunes and fun, original exercises, 'finger gyms' and 'warm ups' to help establish a sound technique, 'factfiles' and 'quizzes' to teach notation and general musicianship, helpful, clear 'fingering charts' and 'rhythm boxes' and great illustrations. An accompaniment CD for the alto saxophone is available separately (0-571-52160-6) which contains all the accompaniments to all the pieces as well as providing additional parts for the duets and trios. Alternatively, there is also a Book/CD edition (0-571-52283-1).