Current Research in Systematic Musicology

Hyper-specializing in Saxophone Using Acoustical Insight and Deep Listening Skills

Authors: Braasch, Jonas

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  • Provides a radically different approach to wind instrument design and performance by exchanging mouthpieces with different tone-generator types on the same instrument
  • Describes the concept of hyper-specialization using the soprano saxophone
  • Presents the necessary theoretical background for wind instrument performers and composers to engage in hyper-specialization or to perform and create other extended instrument techniques
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This book presents a novel method of grafting musical wind instruments by exchanging an instrument’s standard mouthpiece with different tone generators. Using the concrete example of the soprano saxophone, it describes how, with six other tone generators, including brass, double reed, and free reed mechanisms, the saxophone can be extended to nearly every wind instrument category in the von Hornbostel and Sachs classification system. The book demonstrates how it is possible to play these instrument variations with high proficiency, and describes the method of hyper-specialization, including acoustical insights, conservatory training methods and the underlying philosophy. The latter is based on the cultural traditions of the different wind instrument prototypes and the Deep Listening philosophy of cultivating internal diversity, and approach that leads to a new level of wind instrument virtuosity that offers great timbral variety combined with the flexibility of a regular acoustic wind instrument.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15046-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15045-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hyper-specializing in Saxophone Using Acoustical Insight and Deep Listening Skills
Authors
Series Title
Current Research in Systematic Musicology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15046-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15046-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15045-7
Series ISSN
2196-6966
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 205
Number of Illustrations
159 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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