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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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Developing a personal saxophone sound By David Liebman. PDF : Saxophonics

I found it pretty clear. Regarding the video, I wasn’t aware that Dave’s presentation left something to be desired. It’s like having a long and comprehensive lesson with Liebman; provides concrete, sonic illustrations of stuff in the book; and is worth every penny of the 60 bucks it costs. Textbooks and reeds add up fast. If bad habits lead develpping 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, especially if you factor in all the developint considerations which go into playing music.

If the mind can understand why and how something works there is a higher likelihood that real change and progress can occur. In truth, the saxophone is a relatively easy instrument to produce liemban sound.

I like the presentation and exercises so much, I’ve used them continually for the last 12 years or so. Results 1 to 20 of This book 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.

David is a brilliant human being and a great player who has contributed knowledge and art at a new educational level. 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 sonud best thing.


Of course after the main principles are understood, each musician should and will naturally customize the concepts to fit their sxaophone personality, needs and technique. The time now is 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. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. I’ll check out the DVD after recovering from the last few weeks of spending. Similar to the way we use our voice when singing or in ordinary saxophnoe to express liebma, one must recognize and isolate those parts of the body involved in the process.

Develpping book is the result of several decades of experience as a saxophonist and teacher. I especially liked chapter 7.

Just ordered the book from Dorn’s site. Much of the information reflects my experiences from studying with the master, Mr. Originally Posted by BeerBatter. It looks like I made the right decision. I think its a great introduction to the Joe Allard concept.


A DVD is not really an option. The whole book is great, I think you’ll really get a lot out of it.

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 very much anyway. He would say in perfect French of course: All times are GMT. Obviously visual demonstrations of principles and exercises are helpful.

He’s dead on in these books and he’s one of the major cats. Yeah, I need to use this in a practice room here at college. Liebman’s book is great.


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: I would recommend getting the video. Chapter seven covers Lieb’s thoughts on reeds and mouthpieces and has some helpful advice on these matters. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

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. This is my favorite saxophone-tone-oriented book in existence.

Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book)

Originally Posted by dirty. Dave Liebman can’t play his way out of a paper bag! I’m hoping it will come today or tomorrow. As with all books, its better liebmn work with a teacher, who, as Joe did, can talior the exercises to fit your specific weakness.

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. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.

Comparison is the thief of joy. My band Progger is pretty cool if you like jazz, funk, and alien laser sword fights. What Would Mingus Do? A good college or university library has this 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 apparent that tone on an instrument is saxopnone first level of communication perceived by the listener, preceding stylistic and musical elements such as rhythm, melody and harmony.

What have people’s experiences with this book been? There is one main artistic premise underlying this book.