The Jazz Method for Saxophone

The Jazz Method for Saxophone has been in print since 1992. It has been translated into German, French and Italian and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Here is what two great musicians have said about it.

‘A very musical presentation of basic saxophone playing techniques, and since the whole reason for playing the saxophone—or any instrument—is to play the best music posssible, I think this text offers a rare opportunity for a new player (or a more experienced one) to develop a really musical facility as he observes the basic procedures for making a good sound on the saxophone.A welcome addition to the jazz improvising library.’
Lee Konitz, legendary jazz saxophonist.

‘An invaluable guide for today’s saxophone student.’
Don Rendell, formerly teacher of saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music, London.

Developing Jazz Technique for Saxophone

Following on from The Jazz Method for Saxophone, this book helps intermediate jazz-players to develop their technical and improvisational skills.

‘O’Neill’s first book is superb and this one is just as well thought out. This is a clear concise and original book’
Gerard McChrystal, Clarinet & Saxophone, Winter 2006

The Saxophone Method

The latest series of books, for beginner to intermediate players, consisting of a method book in two volumes and two books of repertoire pieces. Using original pieces, folk-tunes and classical music from all over the world in many different styles, The Saxophone Method will give you a solid foundation in instrumental technique.

The mp3 backing tracks, featuring superb professional musicians, create the feeling of playing with a band from the very beginning.

The Jazz Method for Clarinet

Now in its twenty-sixth year of publication, The Jazz Method for Clarinet teaches the fundamentals of good technique, reading skills, music theory and jazz harmony, while at the same time giving the student the opportunity to improvise from an early stage. The book comes with a CD, featuring a superb rhythm section that will give the student the feeling of playing with a band from the very beginning.

‘This book contains a true method covering all phases of the subject.’
Jimmy Giuffre, legendary jazz clarinettist

‘It is good to see a tutor treating each aspect of playing seriously and thoroughly, and can be warmly recommended, even for us non-jazzers.’
Gordon Egerton (Music Teacher Magazine)

Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet

Following on from The Jazz Method for Clarinet, this book will help intermediate jazz-players to develop their technical and improvisational skills.

The Jazz Method for Flute

First published in 1994, The Jazz Method for Flute teaches the fundamentals of good technique, reading skills, music theory and jazz harmony, while at the same time giving the student the opportunity to improvise from an early stage. The book comes with links to mp3 downloads, featuring a superb rhythm section that will give the student the feeling of playing with a band from the very beginning.

‘John O’Neill has produced an excellent book which provides a new and welcome approach to flute playing.’
Aidan Gotzee (Pan, The Journal of the British Flute Society).

‘Very good original jazz tunes that students will use as a stepping-stones to further development. A non-jazz-playing flute teacher would probably find the book a godsend, especially if students are studying for GCSE music.’
Steve Tayton (Jazz Journal International).

Developing Jazz Technique for Flute

Following on from The Jazz Method for Flute, this book will help intermediate jazz-players to develop their technical and improvisational skills.

‘Jazz books specifically for the flute are rare and this one is really very informative. In addition to the standard tunes with and without improvisation there is much material that can be used by all players of varying standards.’
Chris Hankin (Just Flutes staff member),

The Jazz Method for Trumpet

Written with the leading British Jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman, The Jazz Method for Trumpet teaches the fundamentals of good technique, reading skills, music theory and jazz harmony, while at the same time giving the student the opportunity to improvise from an early stage. The book includes specially written original tunes as well as compositions by great jazz trumpeters like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.

The book comes with a CD, featuring a superb rhythm section that will give the student the feeling of playing with a band from the very beginning. Read the 5 star reviews at Amazon.