Saxophone For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwindinstrument

Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction tothis popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musicalexperience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Coveringboth the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how toget a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in avariety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, allaccompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips onhow to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how tocare for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is acomprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in agroup setting.

  • Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone
  • Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are availableon the bonus CD
  • Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone

If you're picking up a saxophone for the first time or arelooking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummiesgives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excelat playing this popular instrument.

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About the author

Denis Gabel is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, andarranger.

Michael Villmow teaches at the Rhein Music School inCologne, Germany, and is also a seasoned performer, bandleader, andcomposer.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Oct 11, 2011
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118089743
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Music / Musical Instruments / Woodwinds
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Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in her Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press), Tracy Heavner’s Saxophone Secrets provides advanced saxophonists with 60 performance secrets that will assist in their musical development. This work is the result of 30 years of personal teaching and performance experience. Heavner offers both intermediate players and advanced professionals a wide variety of techniques, which will greatly improve any saxophonist’s performance ability.

Designed to be the go-to hands-on guide for practitioners, Heavner’s strategies consider a vast array of issues for the saxophonist who needs to take that next big step up. Beginning chapters consider various brands of saxophones, mouthpieces, ligatures, reeds, and maintenance techniques that reflect the standard practices and expectations of the advanced performer. The secrets that follow develop and improve embouchure, tone, articulation, and finger technique, allowing saxophonists to analyze their own playing and adjust accordingly. Heavner pulls back the curtain further to introduce those secrets for developing the altissimo register and extended saxophone techniques, from circular breathing and multiphonics to slap and flutter tonguing—all absolute necessities for saxophonists seeking to play contemporary classical, jazz, or commercial music. Finally, Heavner concludes by letting musicians in on those little-revealed secrets for taking their saxophones on the road.

Saxophone Secrets is the ideal work for saxophonists, saxophone instructors, band teachers, and anyone looking to improve their saxophone performance skills or those of their students.
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