John Harle: The Saxophone [Noodilehed]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 336 pages, kõrgus x laius: 305x229 mm
  • Tüüp: Noodilehed
  • Ilmumisaeg: 17-Mar-2017
  • Kirjastus: Faber Music Ltd
  • Muusikaline arranþeering: saksofon, sopransaksofon, altsaksofon
  • Žanrid: Õpe
  • Keel: Inglise
  • ISBN-10: 0571539629
  • ISBN-13: 9780571539628
  • Formaat: Hardback, 336 pages, kõrgus x laius: 305x229 mm
  • Tüüp: Noodilehed
  • Ilmumisaeg: 17-Mar-2017
  • Kirjastus: Faber Music Ltd
  • Muusikaline arranþeering: saksofon, sopransaksofon, altsaksofon
  • Žanrid: Õpe
  • Keel: Inglise
  • ISBN-10: 0571539629
  • ISBN-13: 9780571539628
This is the most in-depth approach to playing the saxophone ever published. In this two-volume boxed set, master saxophonist John Harle reveals his ground-breaking techniques for fluent and natural playing – transforming the musical and learning experience of students and professionals alike. Practical, clear and universally relevant, The Saxophone discloses John Harle’s secrets to playing with individuality, fluent technique and a powerful musical presence by: introducing revolutionary new concepts such as the Reed Fan, the Power Lines and the Cathedral of Resonance exploring every aspect of playing and performing, from breathing, resonant tone production and fluent articulation through to techniques for building ease and flow in performance featuring unique anatomical diagrams, stunning visualisations and colour-coded musical examples throughout offering expert advice on all aspects of performance: dealing with fear, nerves and adrenalin, developing a strong psychological approach and setting goalposts for success including practice wheels that help develop a structured and relaxed practice routine.
VOLUME 1
Introduction 9(4)
The ethos
New saxophone concepts
Release versus control
Approaching the method
A Different Way of Learning
THE GROUNDWORK
13
Essential knowledge before starting
Your saxophone
The method
How to practise
Reference terms
The anatomy of the Playing Body
1 Saxophone Detox
19(18)
The foundations of a good sound -- a relaxed and efficient approach
The Playing Body
Breathing
The embouchure
The principles of a balanced embouchure
Saxophone contact
The vocal folds
The Power Start-up
Pulling power
2 New Ways of Thinking
37(10)
The saxophone and you -- new ideas and understanding
The three elements of saxophone playing
The three elements explained
The three elements working together
The mirror patterns of the saxophone, the reed and your body
Mirror mechanics
The aura of reed vibration
The Reed Fan: the key to the saxophone
The method
3 The Reed Fan in Register 1
47
Mastering the low notes -- for in-tune and focused playing
Playing the Reed Fan in register I
Reed Fan specifics and intonation
The full register I Reed Fan
The next steps
4 The Saxophone is Your Voice
55(10)
Singing and the saxophone -- how the techniques connect
The issue and the solution
Singing in three registers
Register-changes in singing
Register-changes in saxophone playing
5 Tilt
65(22)
Register-changing on the saxophone -- a clear and effective technique
Tilt
Tilt and the Reed Fan
Vibrato
Introducing the Cathedral of Resonance
6 The Full Reed Fan
87(14)
Playing all three registers -- for good intonation and centred sound
The full Reed Fan in all three registers
The full Reed Fan -- widths and depths
The full Reed Fan in context
The full Reed Fan -- single tonguing positions
7 The Embouchure
101(16)
Forming a balanced embouchure -- guidelines for precise playing
The balanced embouchure
Lip vibrations
The separate chambers and damping
Full balanced embouchure formation
Embouchure maintenance
8 Voicing
117(12)
The saxophone and overtones -- sound character and energy
The study of voicing
The overtone series
The extension of register 2
How to do it
9 The Cathedral of Resonance
129(18)
Unlocking your personal sound -- rich and resonant vibrations
The Point of Primary Resonance and `lift'
The anatomy of the Cathedral of Resonance
The Cathedral of Resonance in practice
10 The Engine Room
147
Breath support and powerful sounds -- the anatomy of whole-body playing
The anatomy of the Engine Room
Abdominal movements and trigger points
Introducing the Power Lines
VOLUME 2
11 Legato-Staccato
7(20)
Release your virtuosity - clear diction and expert articulation
The glottal stop
Throat pressure points
The legato-staccato action
Legato-staccato exercises
12 Saxophone Boot Camp
27(12)
Strengthening your sound and intonation -- overtones and indispensable drills
Further voicing
Practice notes
Saxophone Boot Camp exercises
13 The Power Lines
39(20)
The ultimate practice and performance tool
The Power Lines defined
The Power Lines diagrams
Working the Power Lines
The Power Lines - exercises
The Power Lines in performance
The Power Lines and automatic playing
14 Summary
59(2)
All the techniques in one reference point
The ultimate practice wheel
15 Daily Practice Exercises
61(54)
Essential techniques for regular practice
General guidelines
Sonority and flexibility exercises
Register-changing exercises
Voicing exercises
Altissimo fingerings
Legato-staccato exercises
Triple staccato
16 Performance
115(22)
Transcending the ordinary
Performance vision
Performance style
Unlocking performance
The performance system
Music as words
Practice and performance strategies
Adrenalin and performance anxiety
Repertoire and imagination
Theory and play of the duende
APPENDICES
137(28)
Great players and great influences: a personal note
Singing and the saxophone
Dr Ashley Stafford
The saxophone and the voice -- technical similarities
The modified-angle alto saxophone crook
Frequently asked questions
Further reading and listening
Acknowledgements 165
John Harle is an Ivor Novello Award-winning saxophonist, composer and recorder producer. His playing has established a worldwide enthusiasm for the saxophone as a concert-hall instrument, and has been the catalyst for an outpouring of new concertos for the saxophone. Credited with having created an original school of saxophone playing, Harle has produced many of the leading players of today and is a frequent lecturer in masterclasses at major conservatoires and schools in the UK and overseas.

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