Ferling "48 Studies for Oboe or Saxophone Op. 31" (All-state Etudes)
The Forty-eight Studies have long been one of the standard teaching tools for oboists and saxophonists seeking to develop their skills to an advanced level. Newly engraved from the original publication, this edition presents a clean copy of Ferling's compositions without the editorial markings incorporated into other versions available today. Apparent omissions in the original publication are indicated by parentheses or dotted lines. This faithful presentation gives the performer a much wider variety of interpretive choices, allowing these studies to fulfill their mission of teaching musicianship, as well as playing technique.
Larry Teal "The Art of Saxophone Playing"
According to Larry Teal, the best method of learning to play the saxophone is to study with a competent teacher. Teal's studies were mostly of instruments other than the saxophone, but as a student at a Chautauqua summer session, he came under the influence of Georges Barrère, the eminent French flutist. He played bass clarinet with the Detroit Symphony, but he continued to be absorbed by the saxophone. As a result of his acquired expertise and growing reputation, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position as a saxophone teacher by the University of Michigan -- the first ever to receive such an appointment from a major university. During his 21-year tenure, he attracted students from all over, thus exerting an ever widening influence on saxophone teaching and performing.