"Saxophone 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 and 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 illustration. This also saxophone teacher's book offers tips on how to approach new techniques and motivate young players. This book would be particularly helpful for teachers who are not saxophone specialists.