The Art of Saxophone Playing

The Art of Saxophone Playing

By Larry Teal Saxophone Book Item: 00-0057
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According to Larry Teal, the best method of learning to play the saxophone is to study with a competent teacher. Teal's studies were mostly of instruments other than the saxophone, but as a student at a Chautauqua summer session, he came under the influence of Georges Barrère, the eminent French flutist. He played bass clarinet with the Detroit Symphony, but he continued to be absorbed by the saxophone. As a result of his acquired expertise and growing reputation, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position as a saxophone teacher by the University of Michigan -- the first ever to receive such an appointment from a major university. During his 21-year tenure, he attracted students from all over, thus exerting an ever widening influence on saxophone teaching and performing.

Sample Pages


The Instrument
The Mouthpiece
The Reed
Playing Position
The Breathing Technique
The Embouchure
Tone Quality
The Vibrato
Developing the Technique
Attack and Release
Phrasing and Interpretation
The Altissimo Register
Selected Literature

Additional Information

Series: The Art of Series
Author: Larry Teal
Instrument: Saxophone
Format: Book
Page Count: 116
Item Number: 00-0057
ISBN 10: 0-87487-057-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-87487-057-2
UPC: 029156129717

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