Pata Workbook

PATA WORKBOOK I-III

In 3 volumes with a total of 325 exercises, the PATA WORKBOOK offers a thorough way to master comprehensive interval connections and the development of a superior saxophone technique over the entire tone range of the instrument:

Goals:

  • Technical fluency
  • Steady intonation over the entire saxophone register
  • Reinforcement of internal interval ideas
  • Development of contemporary tone lines
  • Development of modern soundscapes
  • Development of a personal tone language through creative design of the tone sequences

Over three volumes, sound series in the tonal and atonal range develop in a systematic way in a total of 325 exercises. The individual exercises are formed from the combination possibilities of the intervals within the octave space (minor second to major seventh) with progression possibilities within the range of a fifth (major second to fifth in alternating directions).

The study of the workbook promotes instrumental fluency, trains the imagination of motivational sequencing and trains the safe handling of the melodic tension relationships within the intervals. The exercises are open to the application of different articulation possibilities and free melodic design (portato, legato, staccato, arrangements in groups, rhythmisation, etc.).

PATA WORKBOOK Volume 1
– systematics

  • All intervals within the space of the fifth (minor second to fifth)
  • ascending, descending directions
  • Sequencing: Major second to fifth ascending and descending

PATA WORKBOOK Volume 2
– beyond

  • All intervals above the space of the fifth (minor sixth to major seventh)
  • ascending, descending and alternating directions
  • Sequencing: Major second to fifth ascending and descending

PATA WORKBOOK Volume 3
– random

  • motivic extension of interval progressions though:
  • Infrapolation (addition below the main interval)
  • Interpolation (addition within the main interval)
  • Ultrapolation (addition of a tone above the main interval)