Also available has been a video/dvd, the “Complete Guide to Saxophone Sound Production” (Caris Music Services) which is in a sense the visualization of the. Tue, 11 Dec GMT developing a personal saxophone sound pdf -. Developing A Personal. Saxophone Sound, by. David Liebman 5 This book. Dave Liebman- Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound. I just ordered this book off of eBay last week, it should be here sometime in the next.

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Similar to the way we use our voice when singing or in ordinary speech to express ourselves, one must recognize and isolate those parts of the body involved in the process.

Dave Liebman- Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound.

The whole book is great, I think you’ll really get a lot out of it. He’s dead on in these books and he’s one of the major cats. But it is in this book that I have clearly outlined the physical and acoustical reasons why certain principles of tone production work.

This liegman a new edition with minor additions is meant to put any saxophonist, regardless of style on a firm footing without being at a disadvantage in the pursuit of a good tone and in the final result, enjoyment of the instrument.

Originally Posted by BeerBatter. Dave Liebman Are you kidding??!! Much of the information reflects my experiences from studying with the souns, Mr. This was especially true for understanding the significance of the overtone exercises which are central to these concepts since they reinforce the principles through concrete examples. This is my favorite saxophone-tone-oriented book in existence.

Saaxophone course after the main principles are soind, each musician should and will naturally customize the concepts to fit their own personality, needs and technique.


I think its a great introduction to the Joe Allard concept.


Click here for more information. I especially liked chapter 7. I like the presentation and exercises so much, I’ve used them continually for the last 12 years or so.

It looks like I made the right decision.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: I’ll check out the DVD after recovering from the last few weeks of spending. There is one main artistic premise underlying this book. Textbooks and reeds add up fast.

Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book)

David is a brilliant human being and a great player who has contributed knowledge and art at a new educational sxaophone. A good college or university library has this book.

If bad habits lead to unnecessary tensions, there is less likelihood that the performer can discover his or her persona saxopbone the instrument, let alone perform at a high level, especially if you factor in all the normal considerations which go into playing music. This is a good representaion of Joe Allard’s liebnan of tone production- Joe Allard doesn’t get much credit, and its hard to listen to Liebman’s somewhat flawed demonstrations of some of the concepts on the video tape that accompanies the book, but since Allard is now passed on, if you can’t study with one of Joe Allard’s students like Victor Morosco this is the next best thing.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

All times are GMT. I realize now I should probably have asked this before I bought the davix, but I got excited. My band Progger is pretty cool if you like jazz, funk, and alien laser sword fights. It is apparent that tone on an instrument is the first level of communication perceived by the listener, preceding stylistic and musical elements such as rhythm, melody and harmony.

I’m hoping it will come today or tomorrow. The time now is I found it pretty clear. This book is the result perslnal several decades of experience as a saxophonist and teacher. What Would Mingus Do?


You know how it is Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Originally Posted by dirty. It is my contention that for a mature and serious student, understanding the reasoning behind a concept goes further than mere imitation and repetition for improving skills. My first experiences with Joe began as a teenager in New York City after I had studied locally with a fine teacher, Nat Shapiro, who taught me the basics of sound production, fingerings and technique. A DVD is not really an option.

Regarding the video, I wasn’t aware that Dave’s presentation left something to be desired. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. A real awakening occurred a few years after studying with Joe when I realized how the tone of the great artists all had in common certain characteristics: I just ordered this book off of eBay last week, it should be here sometime in the next couple of days.

He would say in perfect French of course: BUY IT- ya won’t be sorry.

With Joe came principles and concepts, all eventually leading to the same conclusion which was to be physically and mentally relaxed on the instrument. The DVD is indeed different, and as was noted here is not intended as a playalong. If the mind can understand why and how something works there is a higher likelihood that real change and progress can occur.

I would recommend getting the video. It’s a lot of info packed into a very skinny book, and definitely worth multiple readings. Just ordered the book from Dorn’s site. This is section in my humble opinion contains the secret of a good sax sound.