This book provides students and music teachers with a comprehensive overview of the saxophone from its origin to its use and important facts not covered in traditional method books. It can be used concurrently with any method book, expanding the learning experience beyond “learning how to play” to include all topics relevant to the saxophone. These topics include:
An appendix includes a discussion of the science of sound, a glossary of woodwind instrument terms, a dictionary of the subject instrument terms, an illustrated index of the subject instrument parts, and an instrument ownership record. This provides greater insight into that instrument’s relationship to others in its family and to those companion instruments with which the player will be working. The enrichment results in a well-rounded musician instead of one who can just play an instrument.
Michael J. Pagliaro is certified by the New York State Department of Education as a Teacher of Music (grades K-12), Supervisor of Secondary Education, Secondary School Principal, and by the New York City Board of Education as a Teacher of Orchestral Music. He holds the degrees of B.S. in Music, M.A. in Music Education, M.S. in School Administration and Supervision, and Sc.D. in Musical Instrument Technology, and has devoted over seven decade to teaching music, music education, and the technology and science of acoustic orchestral and band instruments to all levels.
Table of Contents
1. What Are the Parts of My Saxophone?
2. How Does My Saxophone Work?
3. What are The Different Kinds of saxophones?
4. How are Saxophones Made?
5. How do I Take Care of My Saxophone?
6. How Should I Plan My Practice Session ?
7. A Survey of The History of Woodwind Instruments
8. What Items (Accessories) Will I Need to Help Me Play My Saxophone?
The Science of Sound
Glossary of Woodwind Instruments
Dictionary of Saxophone Terms
Index of Saxophone Parts
Saxophone Mouthpiece Design
Instrument Ownership Record