Saxophone Embouchure Concepts
This is a YouTube collection of excellent videos explaining saxophone and clarinet embouchure as simple as possible (Joe Allard, Dave Liebman, Harvey Pittel, Jerry Bergonzi). For further reading check out these posts Joe Allard – Basic Principles & Pedagogy, Developin a Personal Saxophone Sound and Continue reading
Saxophone Mastery by Jerry Bergonzi
This is a short review of the Jerry Bergonzi – Saxophone Mastery (How to Play Saxophone Masterclass) DVD. After watching a short clip at Jazzheaven.com, I decided to buy a copy. I bought it at Amazon.com for 45 USD including shipping to Croatia and it is worth every penny.
Jerry studied saxophone at Berklee College of Music with Joe Viola and he took a few lessons with Joe Allard, so I assume his approach is the best of both worlds. He explains basically all the things about saxophone playing from the sound production, embouchure, tonguing, vibrato, intonation, finger/hand placement to alternate fingerings, multiphonics, altissimo and overtones, with simple words and camera close up to his face and hands, so it is clearly seen what he is doing. Continue reading
Thomas Trulsson did a great job and compiled playlist of Jerry Bergonzi instructional videos on YouTube, produced by the D’Addario Woodwinds (Rico) company. Here is the first video from the playlist. Continue reading
Joe Allard, saxophone master, playing principles and pedagogy.
About great Joe Allard and his woodwind (clarinet and saxophone) playing principles and pedagogy. He was a professor of saxophone and clarinet at The Juilliard School (1956-1984), Manhattan School of Music (1970-1987), New England Conservatory of Music (1970-1987), Mannes School of Music (1971-1976). Continue reading