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Welcome to the Get Jamming Books Blog Site
Here you will find latest information on the Get Jamming Books available in the Apple Book Store, resources, tips and general information related to saxophone playing.
Students of the Get Jamming method are able to request pieces which I will make available for downloading.
Visitors are more than welcome to download the files, but please pass on the word about the Get Jamming books to your friends.
Students, if you are enjoying the book please remember to leave a review in the Apple Book Store.
So enjoy and. ..
Get Jamming!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Using USB powered speakers for busking

A few students have asked how they can use their iPads whilst busking. An easy way is to use battery powered speakers.
An alternative is to use USB powered speakers. This saves on batteries yet you will need a Camera Connection Kit to be able to connect the speakers to the iPad.
I have created a simple "how to" video to show you how it's done. (see below)
Either way, using your Get Jamming books for busking is a great way to get some performance practice (and make a little pocket money!)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Student Request - Low Rider by War

A request from B.T. - a Get Jamming user.
Simplified arrangement but will be easy enough to follow.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Play button glitch

Hi all
I have been looking into the play button glitch experienced by a student from the UK. (Thank you again for your great review by the way!).
It has taken me some time to work out the issue and apparently the buttons only partially appear on certain iPads/iOS versions. Fortunately, they are still usable but I am keen on working out a fix for this.
Please be patient and keep enjoying your playing.  

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Yet another great review from the U.S. iTunes bookstore. Thanks!

Thanks for the super review NJames14
I'm so glad you are enjoying the book and most importantly enjoying playing!

Get Jammin Tenor Sax ★★★★★

by NJames14 - Aug 25, 2015

I'm a beginning saxophone enthusiast and until I came across Get Jammin it was a struggle getting used to reading music. This book simplified the process by providing music notes containing alphabet labels, and also provided play-along and backup tracks. The lesson pieces are simple but far more interesting than Twinkle Twinkle. Get Jammin is a must have for beginners. I rarely write reviews but I was compelled by this title. It really has helped me with reading, timing, and rhythm. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and information aid that will get you jammin in no time. I'm excited to hear how I will sound by the time I complete all the lessons. Many thanks Mr.Bonaccorso.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Another great review from a UK user on iTunes

Thanks for this review Heavy Al
Yes, I know that the play button on some pages can be a bit fiddly depending on the iOS version you have. Thank you for bringing this up though as it is always good to know what can be improved.
Enjoy your playing!

Excellent beginners book ★★★★★

by Heavy Al - Aug 21, 2015

Great choice of material. Interactive excercises work well and sound good if you can play them through an amp. Formatting problems with the play buttons for tracks is a bit frustrating on my iPad Air but not insurmountable.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Feedback from a Get Jamming student

This was emailed by a happy Get Jamming student.

Thanks for the feedback  !

I have not finished the book but I am thoroughly enjoying each lesson. I'm a beginner and this book is a tremendous help with timing, notes, and everything else. I have several music books and this one is my favorite. I often find myself playing the right notes but the wrong rhythm. The play along is an enormous help.

I like that the letters are written on the notes despite others saying it is not recommended. The explanations are very helpful. I wonder how I'll sound by the time that I reach the end of the book.

I don't often write in but this is an exception.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Spiderman Original Cartoon Theme (Request)

As requested by a Get Jamming user!
Please remember to leave a book review on the book store.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

See You Again (from Furious 7) for saxes (main theme only)

A request from a Get Jamming student for the main theme to See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (as heard in the movie Fast and Furious 7).
I have include a simplified version of the introductory piano melody and the main vocal theme.
Alto and Tenor versions below.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Cheerleader by OMI for saxes (Simplified Chorus and Trumpet melody only)

A request from a Get Jamming student for the chorus and trumpet melody to Cheerleader.
Watch the key signature !!
Remember the enharmonic notes (eg Db = C#, Gb = F#)