ALL NEW STUDIES FROM THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK FROM NYC SAXOPHONIST JON DE LUCIA

 

A unique approach to scale/interval practice for saxophone and all instruments, Bach Shapes is the music of J.S. Bach distilled to its basic elements: beautiful melodic shapes.

Bach’s music has never been broken down in book form this way. The studies are drawn from Bach’s violin, cello, flute and keyboard music and ordered by difficulty, transposed into all keys. Learn to stretch your range and play intervals more evenly with these musical studies. The patterns can then be used to inform jazz improvisation, the path to this is shown in four original etudes at the end of the book. 

Follow Jon’s blog at www.jondelucia.com/blog for updates, how-to’s and different ways to approach the material.

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Order Now! (NOW IN PRINT AND DIGITAL) Only 18.95!$16.95!

 

2017 August Update: I am now only shipping physical copies of the book to the US and Canada. I advise my international customers to order their copies from Amazon.com, jazzbooks.com, or order the digital version from this site.

2017 July Update: New BLOG posts on the great Paul Desmond and his use of this type of material, free downloads, tutorials, transcriptions and more!

Bach Shapes is now being sold in stores at Robertos Winds in Manhattan, the Buffet Crampon Showroom in Manhattan, and at Music Espresso in Boston.

The book has had a great response from non-saxophonists, proving to be a great method for brass players, double reed players, vibraphonists and more!

 

 

 
 

WHAT PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

 

“Jon De Lucia has created a compelling set of new studies, combining intrinsic musical elements with precise technical challenges in the tradition of the best etudes. Rather than targeting classical, jazz or pop saxophonists, these studies focus on issues of interval, intonation and musical phrase making in ways that are central to any style. Thanks for new stuff to practice and teach with!”

-Andrew Sterman

“No matter what instrument you play, if you’re looking for a book to live on your music stand for the next several decades, this is the one. With some careful and attentive work on these sequences, these excerpts are sure to expand your musical vocabulary, as well as your sound and technique. There’s endless possibilities here.”

Sam Sadigursky

“What a great book…such a great concept using these amazing melodies and motives to create new practice material.”

Dino Govoni

“Excellent. Beautiful presentation and great content.”

-Walt Weiskopf

“I really dig this book – there are so many musical ideas that one can find in Bach’s music. It’s about time to have someone like Jon organize it in order to be practiced by jazz musicians. 
It’s good both for the chops, vocabulary and knowledge of harmony. You really have to know what you’re doing when you utilize his devices.”

Dmitry Baevsky

“This book is great for practicing and learning really nice sounding passages from Bach in a more focused manner. All passages are transposed as well so you can focus on a particular key that needs work. The engraving is very clear and spacing very well done, its been on my music stand for a while now and has really been fun!”

Andrew Hadro

 

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