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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As is the case with any great teacher, they should inspire you to do further research and hopefully develop original concepts of your own. As with all books, its better to work with a teacher, who, as Joe did, can talior the exercises to fit your specific weakness. Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: This is my favorite saxophone-tone-oriented book in existence.

Originally Posted by dirty. BUY IT- ya won’t be sorry. My first experiences with Joe began as a teenager in New York City after I had studied locally with a fine dwvid, Nat Shapiro, who taught me the basics of sound production, fingerings and technique. If bad habits lead to unnecessary tensions, there is less likelihood that the performer can discover his or her persona on the instrument, let alone perform at a high level, developnig if you factor in all the normal considerations which go into playing music.

And if Dave can’t perform some of Joe Allard’s exercises well, then they’re probably over my head in this lifetime and it doesn’t matter sojnd much anyway. If you take what Lieb says seriously and experiment with his suggestions, you’ll love what you get out of it in the long run.

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

I especially liked chapter 7. Obviously visual demonstrations of principles and exercises are helpful.

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Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book)

I think Lieb did some extremely good work going into physiological and psychological processes involved in getting a good sound on the horn, and his exercises and suggestions are infinitely helpful. 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. Originally Posted by BeerBatter. A good college or university library has this book.

David is a brilliant human being and a great player who has contributed knowledge and art at a new educational level. It looks like I made the right decision. Much of the information reflects my experiences vavid studying with the master, Mr.

Originally Posted by Wailin’. But it is in this book that I have clearly outlined the physical and acoustical reasons why certain principles of tone production work. I would recommend getting the video.

David Liebman – Developing a Personal Saxophone – Free Download PDF

This is a good representaion of Joe Allard’s concepts 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. I realize now I should probably have asked this before I bought the book, but I got excited.

I found it pretty clear. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. You know how it is 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. The time now is Dave Liebman Are you kidding??!! What have people’s experiences with this book been?

Results 1 to 20 of I’ll check out the DVD after recovering from the edveloping few weeks of saxophhone. Regarding the video, I wasn’t aware that Dave’s presentation left something to be desired.


This book a new edition with minor additions is meant to put any saxophonist, regardless saxophome 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. I like the presentation and exercises so much, I’ve used them saxophine for the last 12 years or so. With Joe came principles and concepts, all eventually leading to the same conclusion which was to be physically and mentally relaxed on the instrument.

I’m hoping it will come today or tomorrow. I think its a great introduction to the Joe Allard concept. It’s a lot of saxophne packed into a very skinny book, and definitely worth multiple readings. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. He’s dead on in these books and he’s one of the major cats. 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.

All times are GMT. If the mind can understand why and how something works there is a higher likelihood that real change and progress can occur. Chapter seven covers Lieb’s thoughts on reeds and mouthpieces and has some helpful advice on these matters. The whole book is great, Saxophond think you’ll really get a lot out of it.

There is one main artistic premise underlying this book. Click here for more information. The DVD is indeed different, and as was noted here is not intended as a playalong.

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Yeah, I need to soynd this in a practice room here at college. Textbooks and reeds add up fast. My band Progger is pretty cool if you like jazz, funk, and alien laser sword fights.

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