Play Ballads: Alto Saxophone and Piano
'The joy of ballad playing is indulgence pure and simple: performing the smoothest and most expressive of melodies'.
These melodies are similar in style and are attractive, providing opportunities for developing tonal quality, phrasing and legato playing. Play Ballads offers the Grade 4-6 (intermediate) instrumentalist the inspirations of some of the greatest exponents of the form.
As well as a selection of 5 original pieces in ballad styles for the solo instrument, each volume contains an individual arrangement of 4 modern standards:
- Lionel Richie
- What the World Needs Now
- Burt Bacharach
- Killing Me Softly
- Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
- Your Song
- Elton John
Original ballad compositions for Alto Saxophone:
- Wishful Thinking
- We Can Work It Out
- Bright and Breezy
- The Latin Touch