Posts for December 2001

December 1, 2001

Saxophone vibrato

What is vibrato? Carl Seashore, in his In Search of Beauty in Music, defines “good” vibrato as “a pulsation of pitch usually accompanied by synchronous pulsations of loudness and timbre, of such extent and rate as to give a pleasing flexibility, tenderness, and richness to the tone.” Debate over saxophone vibrato Saxophone vibrato is a ...

December 1, 2001

Choosing instructional materials for beginning saxophone students

Importance of appropriate materials Choosing the right method books and materials—or choosing not to use them—can be a deciding factor in a beginning saxophone student’s success. A student assigned page after page of boring finger exercises will lose interest quickly, but a student given only “fun” assignments may fall behind in development of sound technique.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!