The Techniques of Saxophone Playing por Marcus Weiss, Giorgio Netti


Marcus Weiss, Giorgio Netti
Die Spieltechnik des Saxophons
The Techniques of Saxophone Playing

188 pages
ISBN 978-3-7618-2114-5
€ 48,95 In the last few years several publications have been devoted to advanced playing techniques for wind instruments in contemporary music. Despite this, players have continued to request a more comprehensive resource with a better systematic approach, using practical examples from the repertoire.
Following the enormous success of books on oboe and flute techniques, which have quickly become standard reference works, two renowned authors have written a further volume in the series, now for saxophone. The book is intended for both performers and composers and therefore it was natural that two experts came together to work on it – the saxophonist Marcus Weiss and the composer Giorgio Netti. The most important playing, fingering and technical possibilities in sound for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone are systematically explained. These techniques are illustrated with the help of appropriate examples and practice instructions, and at the same time any special notational features are explained.
Links to sound clips on the internet specially compiled for this book enable players to compare their own results with Marcus Weiss’s recording.
The book is an essential, practical performing tool for interpreters, teachers and composers.

»I’ve read Marcus Weiss and Giorgio Netti’s recent publication with great enthusiasm. The clear, systematic description of the endless rich tonal possibilities of this instrument will further strengthen its place in both contemporary ensemble and orchestral repertoire, as well as in solo literature composed in the future. This work will be an indispensible aid for composers and saxophonists as it conveys something of the character of the instrument, over and above the stringing together of various playing techniques.«
(Beat Furrer)

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