Saxophone Secrets

Saxophone Secrets

Author: Tracy Lee Heavner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810884656

Category: Music

Page: 149

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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.

Doctor Sax

Doctor Sax

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141972022

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Jack Kerouac called Doctor Sax, the enigmatic figure who haunted his boyhood imagination, 'my ghost, personal angel, private shadow, secret lover'. In this extraordinary autobiographical account of growing up in Lowell, Massachussetts, told through his fictional alter ego Jack Duluoz, he mingles real people and events with fantastical figures to capture the accents, scents, sights and texture of his childhood: playing among the river weeds and railroad tracks, going to church, witnessing life and death on the street corners. Written when he was staying with William Burroughs in Mexico in 1952, Doctor Sax was Kerouac's favourite of all his books: a dark, vivid and magical evocation of a boy's vibrant inner life.

More Clarinet Secrets

More Clarinet Secrets

Author: Michele Gingras

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877955

Category: Music

Page: 206

View: 788

It takes considerable patience, hard work, and perseverance to achieve mastery on a musical instrument. More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist contains a wealth of information designed to turn clarinetists into informed musicians, offering them the tools to compete in the music world. Topics discussed include technique, tone and intonation, musicianship, reeds and equipment, repertoire, musicians' health, and the music profession. Gingras also supplies tips on such matters as college auditions, website design, and self-marketing. Advanced high school clarinetists, college-level clarinetists, and seasoned professionals will all find More Clarinet Secrets a valuable read.

Saxophone Colossus

Saxophone Colossus

Author: Aidan Levy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306902826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 860

View: 745

The long-awaited first full biography of legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins has long been considered an enigma. Known as the “Saxophone Colossus,” he is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz improvisers of all time, winning Grammys, the Austrian Cross of Honor, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize and a National Medal of Arts. A bridge from bebop to the avant-garde, he is a lasting link to the golden age of jazz, pictured in the iconic “Great Day in Harlem” portrait. His seven-decade career has been well documented, but the backstage life of the man once called “the only jazz recluse” has gone largely untold—until now. Based on more than 200 interviews with Rollins himself, family members, friends, and collaborators, as well as Rollins’ extensive personal archive, Saxophone Colossus is the comprehensive portrait of this legendary saxophonist and composer, civil rights activist and environmentalist. A child of the Harlem Renaissance, Rollins’ precocious talent landed him on the bandstand and in the recording studio with Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, or playing opposite Billie Holiday. An icon in his own right, he recorded Tenor Madness, featuring John Coltrane; Way Out West; Freedom Suite, the first civil rights-themed album of the hard bop era; A Night at the Village Vanguard; and the 1956 classic Saxophone Colossus. Yet his meteoric rise to fame was not without its challenges. He served two sentences on Rikers Island and won his battle with heroin addiction. In 1959, Rollins took a two-year sabbatical from recording and performing, practicing up to 16 hours a day on the Williamsburg Bridge. In 1968, he left again to study at an ashram in India. He returned to performing from 1971 until his retirement in 2012. The story of Sonny Rollins—innovative, unpredictable, larger than life—is the story of jazz itself, and Sonny’s own narrative is as timeless and timely as the art form he represents. Part jazz oral history told in the musicians’ own words, part chronicle of one man’s quest for social justice and spiritual enlightenment, this is the definitive biography of one of the most enduring and influential artists in jazz and American history.

The New Secret Language of Dreams

The New Secret Language of Dreams

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811866580

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

View: 238

Richly illustrated and highly informative, the best-selling Secret Language of Dreams has guided dreamers for over fifteen years. Now, this classic work has been completely rewritten and redesigned with a contemporary new look tooffer a fresh approach to dream interpretation. Dream expert David Fontana presents a comprehensive dictionary of common symbols and themes, and provides in-depth analyses of dozens of specific dreams, demonstrating key techniques for uncovering the hidden messages of the subconscious. Readers will also find useful tips for controlling and remembering their dreams, and keeping a dream diary.

Saxophone For Dummies

Saxophone For Dummies

Author: Denis Gäbel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118089743

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 567

The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwindinstrument Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction tothis popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musicalexperience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Coveringboth the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how toget a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in avariety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, allaccompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips onhow to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how tocare for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is acomprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in agroup setting. Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are availableon the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone If you're picking up a saxophone for the first time or arelooking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummiesgives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excelat playing this popular instrument.

Secret Carnival Workers

Secret Carnival Workers

Author: Paul Haines

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 0978342607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Secret Carnival Workers is the first volume to bring together Paul Haines’ poems, short fiction and music journalism – influenced by jazz, Dada and the Surrealists – in all its complex and creative breadth. Including uncollected fictions, epigrammatic poems and lyrics and writings on music composed between 1955 and 2002, this book finally places a major talent under the spotlight.

Secret Witness

Secret Witness

Author: Jessica Andersen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472052087

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 185

BETWEEN DANGER AND DESIRE Lab technician Stephanie Alberts was terrified. A crazed killer was threatening her. He'd been in her house, he'd taken her daughter. He wanted her to falsify important DNA evidence–or else. Stephanie could comply with his demands...or she could do what she'd vowed never to do again.