The Art of Saxophone Playing

The Art of Saxophone Playing

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According to Larry Teal, the best method of learning to play the saxophone is to study with a competent teacher. Teal's studies were mostly of instruments other than the saxophone, but as a student at a Chautauqua summer session, he came under the influence of Georges BarrAdre, the eminent French flutist. He played bass clarinet with the Detroit Symphony, but he continued to be absorbed by the saxophone. As a result of his acquired expertise and growing reputation, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position as a saxophone teacher by the University of Michigan -- the first ever to receive such an appointment from a major university. During his 21-year tenure, he attracted students from all over, thus exerting an ever widening influence on saxophone teaching and performing.The diagram below is included to compare the timing of the normal respiratory process with that used in wind instrument playing. ... A large amount of air must enter the chest cavity quickly and noiselessly, without disturbing the embouchure.

Title:The Art of Saxophone Playing
Author:Larry Teal
Publisher:Alfred Music - 1963


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