Woodwind Methods: An Essential Resource for Educators, Conductors & Students

ISBN: 9781574634365
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This book was designed for use in a one or two semester heterogeneous college woodwind methods class or as a quick reference manual for school band and orchestra directors. It provides concise descriptions including instrument similarities and differences, breath support, reed adjustment and transposition. Includes: · Instrument assembly, embouchure, hand position and articulation · Carefully detailed fingering charts with clearly detailed primary fingerings and explanation of selected alternate fingerings and trill fingerings · Progressive musical exercises/compositions, often harmonized, to allow students to learn new fingerings at an even pace while enjoying the ensemble sound · Advanced concepts: alternate fingerings, vibrato, flicking, and multiple articulation · Trouble shooting for mechanical or reed problems, repair and maintenance · Recommendations for selecting: Reeds, Mouthpieces & ligatures, Instruments, Method books and study literature, Constructing a basic woodwind toolbox

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