During the pandemic, Dan Graser used the extra time from cancelled performances to start writing method books that have significantly updated the existing pedagogy in print form. The trilogy is rounded out by CHOPS 3: The Sinta Quartet Method, written by all four quartet members, which is the first book of its kind to give saxophone quartets – from a beginning level through advanced collegiate study – a complete guide to rehearsal techniques, warm-ups, and fundamentals, enabling the highest level of chamber music study. The book is replete with exercises and suggestions about topics such as intonation, blend, uniformity, cueing, and more.
All 3 books are available online through Conway Publications, and you can read more about what each volume has to offer by clicking each of the front covers below:
CHOPS: 221 Full Range Fundamentals and Technical Exercises for the 21st Century Saxophonist
CHOPS 2: New Systems of Scale Patterns for the Advanced Saxophonist
CHOPS 3: The Sinta Quartet Method