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Jazz Etudes Vol 1 (Tenor Saxophone)

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"With these etude books, Jeff Ellwood has made a valuableĀ contribution to the jazz education lexicon. Besides having some really great lines, these etudes also have a lot of beautifully developed melodic material. They demonstrate how to develop simple melodies and motifs, which is an essential part of "telling a story" when one is improvising. Highly recommended for players of all levels!" - Rick Margitza

These etudes are killin' - Dino Govoni (Berklee College of Music)

40 pages/extented etudes

Table of Contents


All The Things You Are (6 chorus etude)

All of Me (2 chorus etude)

Autumn leaves (7 chorus etude)

Have You Met Miss Jones (4 chorus etude)

It Could Happen To You (5 chorus etude)

Recorda-Me (6 chorus etude)

There Will Never Be Another You (5 chorus etude)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream (5 chorus etude)


I wanted to write an etude book for some time. I was asked by students about my approach to playing and I thought this would be the best way to demonstrate.

All of these extractions from real solo improvisations. They aren't exactly transcriptions because I would add, subtract or alter some lines/phrases from time to time.

I wanted to write extended etudes that would focus of some developmental solo ideas like melody, space and longer lines.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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What people are saying

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Jeff Ellwood was kind enough to send me a couple of these etudes. I really love the way they read and the story they tell which gave me a peek into the creative mind of this baddass musician.

- Sal Lozano

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These Etudes are Killinā€™

- Dino Govoni

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These etudes are awesome and so much fun to play

- Tony Lakatos