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SECRET 1: SELECTING A SAXOPHONE
SECRET 2: SELECTING A CLASSICAL SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE
SECRET 3: SELECTING A JAZZ SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE
SECRET 4: CUSTOMIZING A SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE
SECRET 5: MOUTHPIECE CUSHIONS
SECRET 6: SELECTING A SAXOPHONE LIGATURE
SECRET 7: PALM KEY RISERS
SECRET 8: SELECTING A SAXOPHONE NECK STRAP
Reed Strategies
SECRET 9: SELECTING REEDS
SECRET 10: BREAKING IN REEDS
SECRET 11: ADJUSTING REEDS
SECRET 14: ROTATING REEDS
SECRET 15: REVIVING DEAD REEDS
SECRET 17: DETERMINING PROPER EMBOUCHURE PRESSURE
SECRET 18: DETERMINING PROPER MOUTHPIECE PLACEMENT
SECRET 19: CAUSES OF A SORE LIP
SECRET 20: MAKING A TEMPORARY COVER FOR THE LOWER TEETH
SECRET 21: MAKING A PERMANENT COVER FOR THE LOWER TEETH
Tone Strategies
SECRET 22: BREATHING EXERCISES
SECRET 23: FINDING THE OPTIMUM TONGUE POSITION
SECRET 24: PLAYING WITH AN OPEN THROAT
SECRET 25: DEVELOPING THROAT FLEXIBILITY
SECRET 26: OVERTONE EXERCISE FOR IMPROVING TONE
SECRET 27: DEVELOPING VIBRATO
Articulation Strategies
SECRET 28: CHROMATIC TONGUING EXERCISE
SECRET 29: DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TONGUING
SECRET 30: THE BOUNCING TONGUE EXERCISE
Finger Technique Strategies
SECRET 31: CHROMATIC ALTERNATE FINGERINGS
SECRET 32: ALTERNATE B FINGERINGS
SECRET 33: HOLDING DOWN THE PINKY FINGERS
SECRET 34: FORKED E AND F
SECRET 35: DEVELOPING FINGER SPEED
SECRET 36: USING THE METRONOME
Altissimo Strategies
SECRET 37: OVERTONE EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPING THE ALTISSIMO REGISTER
SECRET 38: ALTISSIMO TECHNIQUE FINGERINGS
SECRET 39: ALTISSIMO FINGER EXERCISES
Extended Technique Strategies
SECRET 40: CIRCULAR BREATHING
SECRET 41: SLAP TONGUING
SECRET 42: FLUTTER TONGUING
SECRET 43: MULTIPHONICS
Jazz Techniques
SECRET 44: THE STRAIGHT LIP EMBOUCHURE
SECRET 45: SUB-TONING
SECRET 46: SWINGING
SECRET 47: BACK-ACCENT TONGUING
SECRET 48: HALF TONGUING
SECRET 49: GHOSTED NOTES
SECRET 50: GROWLING
SECRET 51: SPLIT TONES
SECRET 52: THE TEXAS WOBBLE
SECRET 53: THE CANNONBALL TRILL
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Saxophone Secrets: 60 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Saxophonist

Saxophone Secrets: 60 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Saxophonist

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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.
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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