Studies are an established part of every instrumentalist's training. They place technical problems in musical contexts, and can be invaluable aids to development. 80 Graded Studies for Saxophone is a must-have resource for all students and teachers, and the two books feature heavily on the major examination board syllabuses. 80 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 is a direct continuation of the first,designed to take young players to a late intermediate level (Grades 6-8). It concentrates on a number of techniques such as tone quality, dynamics, intonation, articulation, finger technique and playing in character. The wide variety of styles also encourages young players to pay attention to expression and fosters a musical understanding in the young saxophonist.