Music Method for Rhythm and Reading
For Individual or Group Study with Concert Band InstrumentsTime Lines Book 1 for Alto Saxophone
is a fun music method that will help you improve your rhythm, your sight-reading, and your fundamental skills. It is part of Kyle Coughlin’s Time Focus Music Method which guides students to focus on one element of music at a time. Book 1 of Time Lines
consists of eight lessons that teach you how to play quarter notes and rests, half notes and rests, dotted half notes, whole notes and rests, eighth notes, and dotted quarter notes. The book also features chapters on pickup notes and ties across the measure line.Time Lines Book 1
includes hundreds of practice examples, with rhythm exercises, rhythm patterns, melodies, and Time Games, which are fun, rhythmically challenging pieces for two or more musicians. All of the melodies and Time Games are written in the same key for woodwinds and brass so that any concert band instruments can practice or rehearse the materials together. Or, you can play them as alto saxophone duets.
for more information, educational materials, and play-along recordings that accompany the exercises, patterns, and melodies in Time Lines.