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I have previous experience with a clarinet (in jr. high - 1.5 decades ago) so I do already have a base knowledge of playing a woodwind instrument, despite never having played a saxophone previously. For me, this was great for a refresher and practice on my new instrument. I would always recommend learning with an instructor to develop your base knowledge of reading/playing music but if you're just switching instruments, this is a great book to get. If you don't have a base knowledge and want to risk completely self-teaching, this is probably a good book to do it with, but again, my recommendation would be to learn first with an instructor.
I bought this book to study Alto Sax and it happened to be the best of about 10 I reviewed so far from shops and library. Great material, easy to work with and what I like the most is the online registration and materials, play, record, save your work, get back the next day and continue, metronome/song switch, you name it... I love this book and would definitely recommend to a beginner like me.
Im super happy with this! I played clarinet I highschool and wanted to get back into it during all my free time in lock down, I remembered nothing but this book has been great to review the basics and get playing again it even has little theory quizzes which I was super happy about. 10/10 purchase