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1 Accidenta| Signs
by Chang Jen-Kuang




2002 by Chang J en-Kuang
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Edited by Chang J en-Kuang
Music Notation: Chang J en-Kuang
Conception Consultant: Larry Alderson
Cover Design: The End (Chang J en-Kuang)

Published by Altissimo Music



intellectual sight-reading series
Vol. 1 Accidental Signs
by Chang Jen-Kuang






















HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
It is recommended that you browse through Part I and Part II every time you use this book: those parts are
designed as mental warm-ups exercises. Do not feel the need to play each exercise fast, the idea is to
develop a better coordinate between mental realization and physical technique. It is advised to use following
steps as you go through exercise in this book: first step is to read through each exercise out loud by pitch
letter names without your instrument, second step is to read through each exercise out loud by pitch letter
names while fingering each note on your instrument, final step is to actually play each exercise on your
instrument.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chang J en-Kuang graduated from Berklee College of Music (B.M.), studying with renowned jazz educators
such as George Garzone and Fred Lipsius. He is working toward his master degree with an emphasis on
the music education in the Emporia State University, Department of Music. While completing graduate
study in ESU, he serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and the MIDI LAB Assistant from 2002 to 2004.
He is currently working on his master thesis, an analytical study on the improvisation technique of the
celebrated jazz alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, which won the Harold Durst Graduate Research Award in
2004.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I would like to thank my friend, Larry Alderson, for his kind assistance, profound insight, and willingness to
share his knowledge unconditionally. Additional thanks go out to George Garzone, J eff Harrington, and
Fred Lipsius for their inspiring instructions and publications. Finally, a special thanks go to my family for their
firm support.
INTRODUCTION
"Intellectual sight-reading series: Vol. Accidental Signs" is specially designed for immediate-advance
musicians who wish to develop a better mental response and intellectual understanding to accidental signs
while reading the music scores. It is intentionally written for saxophone. However, it can certainly be used for
all instruments. All exercises are based on "reference note" concept derived from author's psychological
studies which helps to stabilize users' mental realizations to each individual note and applied accidental
signs. It is advised to use metronome when practicing exercises in this book. However, do not feel the need
to push the speed. It is also advised to use this book as if you are reading a novel. Concentrated and
repetitive study of each individual exercise is not recommended.

This book is divided into three main sections: Warm-up Exercises, Pitch Center Exercises, and
Comprehensive Exercises.

Warm-up Exercise (Part I & Part II) is designed to be used as mental warm-up exercises.

Pitch Center Exercise (Part III) is designed to be used as the core study of this book. Musicians can gain a
solid mental understanding as to each reference note and its related notes/accidental signs while practicing
exercises in this section.

Comprehensive Exercise (Part IV, Part V, and Part VI) is designed to be used as supplemental study for this
book. This section is comprised of exercises designed to meet professional musicians' need to familiarize
themselves with accidental sings through step-wise, interval, and arpeggio studies based upon various
settings.


























PART I

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