Solo transcriptions can be an interesting document of a persons style but are also so personal and idiosyncratic that one can get frustrated in trying to play them without mistakes. This book contains a series of studies to extend playing and reading techniques; to illustrate harmonic and melodic shapes and possibilities; to bolster endurance, and most of all, train the ear to hear moving, often intricate, melodic lines in a musical sense.
The pieces are structured in a way that challenges the registers of the instrument but also allows the student to learn how to pace him/herself. The shapes of the line will naturally show the practitioner where and how he/she can rest while still playing. The studies could serve as tutti passage or solis for brass and/or saxophones.