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For every musical madness, there's a method. Take the saxophone, for example.

Arguably the best saxophone method is the one on the left of this column: the Universal Method for Saxophone by Paul DeVille, which was published by Carl Fisher in 1908.

How old is it? It's old enough that there's a whole section about how to make your own reeds, which you had to know how to do in 1908.

In 1908 the saxophone was just 60 years old, and had made the transition from French military bands to dance orchestras and such touring bands as Sousa's and Goldman's.

The book has been continuously published with only cover changes since 1908, influencing generation upon generation of saxophonists with its precise and challenging

There's a method for every instrument that stands above the rest, and we're committed to identifying them and carrying them in our inventory.

That means we have the Arban's method for trumpet and trombone, the Brooke Method for Flute, H. Klosé's Complete Method for Clarinet, Alwin Schroeder's Foundation Studies for Violoncello, and on and on.

That doesn't mean we skimp on the more mainstream methods like the Rubanks, the Standard of Excellence and Essential Elements series, the Pares Scales series, and so on. Fact is, if we don't have it, we can get it.