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Variations on "What Is This Thing Called Love?

This page contains links to MP3 and PDF files containing variations that I wrote on a song by Cole Porter called "What Is This Thing Called Love?"

The purpose of these variations is didactic. They are intended to help my son Peter Carroll develop his improvisational skills on the alto and soprano saxophones. The violin version are primarily for my benefit to play on the mandolin. I am still struggling to master the art of improvisation on the mandolin.

You'll find here several variations offered in several different keys. Enjoy!

Easy Variations in A for Violin (PDF)MP3 (Coming Soon)
Easy Variations in (Concert) A for Alto Sax (PDF)
Easy Variations in (Concert) A for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) B flat for Alto Sax (PDF)
Intermeidate Variations in (Concert) B flat for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)
Intermeidate Variations in (Concert) B flat for Violin (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) F for Alto Sax (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) F for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) F for Violin (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) C for Alto Sax (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) C for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)
Intermediate Variations in (Concert) C for Violin (PDF)
Second Set of Interdiate Variations in (Concert) C for Alto Sax (PDF)
Second Set of Intermediate Variations in (Concert) C for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)
Second Set of Intermediate Variations in (Concert) C for Soprano Sax (or Clarinet) (PDF)