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Author Braasch, Jonas,
Title Hyper-specializing in saxophone using acoustical insight and deep listening skills / Jonas Braasch.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]

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Author Braasch, Jonas,
Series Current research in systematic musicology ; volume 6.
Current research in systematic musicology ; 6.
Subject Saxophone -- Acoustics.
Saxophone mouthpieces.
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 28, 2019).
Contents Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Introduction; 2 Acoustics of the Saxophone; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Resonator; 2.2.1 The Cylindrical Resonator; 2.2.2 The Conical Resonator; 2.3 The Tone Generator; 2.3.1 General Mechanisms; 2.3.2 Acoustical Analysis; 2.4 Acoustic Coupling of Tone Generator and Resonator System; 2.4.1 General Thoughts; 2.4.2 Physical Coupled Reed/Resonator Model; 2.5 The Role of the Vocal Tract; 2.5.1 Shaping the Instrument's Timbre; 2.5.2 Intonation Using Super Formants; 2.5.3 Articulation; 3 Extended Techniques for the Saxophone; 3.1 Altissimo Range
3.2 Circular Breathing3.3 Singing and Playing; 4 Deep Listening; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Hearing and Listening; 4.2.1 General Definitions and Background; 4.2.2 Focal and Global Listening; 4.2.3 Auditory Scene Analysis; 4.2.4 Transparent and Fused Music Ensembles; 4.3 Intuitive Listening; 4.3.1 Intuitive Approach to Music; 4.3.2 Embodiment; 4.3.3 Enauditioning Situations; 4.4 Listening and Understanding; 4.4.1 Background; 4.4.2 Sound Quality and Assigning Meaning; 4.4.3 Breaking Cultural Conventions; 4.5 Creating and Adapting to Musical Situations; 4.5.1 The Freedom of Shared Responsibility
4.5.2 The New Virtuoso Performer5 Grafted Instruments; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Historical Background on the Saxophone; 5.3 The Sarrusophone; 5.3.1 Historical Background; 5.3.2 Construction; 5.3.3 General Playing Instructions; 5.3.4 Songs; 5.4 The Cornett; 5.4.1 Historical Background; 5.4.2 On the Use of the Saxophone as a Cornett; 5.4.3 Construction; 5.4.4 Embouchure; 5.4.5 Exercises; 5.4.6 Cornett Repertoire; 5.5 Rim Flute; 5.5.1 Historical Context; 5.5.2 Mouthpiece Adapter; 5.5.3 General Playing Instructions; 5.5.4 Daily Exercises; 5.5.5 Songs; 5.6 Didjeridu; 5.6.1 Historical Context
5.6.2 Construction5.6.3 General Playing Instructions; 5.7 Bawu; 5.7.1 Classification; 5.7.2 Construction; 5.7.3 General Playing Instructions; 5.7.4 Songs; 5.8 Duduk; 5.8.1 Historical Background; 5.8.2 Construction; 5.8.3 General Playing Instructions; 5.8.4 Songs; 6 The Sonic Circle; 6.1 On Diversity and Cultural Equality; 6.2 Tracing Our Ancestral Voices Back to Intuitive and Rational Thinking; 6.3 Traditional Social Roles for Wind-Instrument Players; 6.4 The Sonic Circle; 6.5 Practicing Through the Circle of Sounds; 6.6 Applying Sound Quality; 6.6.1 Absolute Sound Quality Assessment
6.6.2 Sound Quality of the Instrument Variations6.6.3 Character Profile Suitability; 6.7 Case Study 1: The Stiff Cow Leads the Way; 6.8 Case Study 2: Doppelgaenger; 7 Sound Radiation, Recording, and Environment; 8 Epilogue; References; Index
Summary 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.
ISBN 9783030150464 (electronic bk.)
3030150461 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-15046-4
OCLC # 1099253428
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783030150457.
Printed edition: 9783030150471.
Printed edition: 9783030150488.

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