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How can I find books about the saxophone?
You can search by title, author, or both on MaagNET.
Below are general call number ranges for information about the sax. You can browse the shelves or you can consult MaagNET for a listing of materials by call number. To search by call number in MaagNET, select LC Call Number and enter the beginning of a call number, ex. ML960.
|Suggested Call Numbers for Books about the Saxophone
|ML975 - ML976
||history of saxophone music (ML975, ML976)
|MT500 - MT508
||studies and methods for saxophone (MT500, MT501, MT502, MT503, MT504, MT505, MT506, MT507, MT508)
||orchestral excerpts (MT506)
A link is not provided for call numbers that are currently not in use in Maag Library.
Select Saxophone Books in Maag Library
Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound by
Call Number: MT500 .L54 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Chapter titles in this book are:
OVERVIEW OF THE PLAYING MECHANISM
BREATHING THE LARYNX
THE OVERTONE EXERCISES
THE TONGUE POSITION AND ARTICULATION
THE EMBOUCHURE REEDS AND MOUTHPIECES
The Saxophone Reed by
Call Number: ML976 .R44 2004
Publication Date: 2004
The most comprehensive book on adjusting single reeds to achieve optimum performance. Includes over 200 high tech pages of text, illustrations, professional trade secrets, and a photo gallery. A must own reference for all reed musicians.
The Devil's Horn by
Call Number: ML975 .S44 2006x
Publication Date: 2006
The 160-year history of the saxophone comes to brilliant life in Michael Segell's wonderfully researched, beautifully told The Devil's Horn. Beginning with "a sound never heard before," Segell's portrait follows the iconographic instrument as it is lauded for its sensuality, then outlawed for its influence, and finally credited with changing the face of popular culture. A deeply personal story of one man's love for music-making, a universal story of artistic and political revolution, and a trenchant critique of the global forces that stand in art's way, The Devil's Hornis music writing at its very finest.
The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone by
Call Number: ML975 .C36 1998
Publication Date: 1999
The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone, first published in 1999, tells the story of the saxophone, its history and technical development from Adolphe Sax (who invented it c. 1840) to the end of the twentieth century. It includes extensive accounts of the instrument's history in jazz, rock and classical music as well as providing practical performance guides. Discussion of the repertoire and soloists from 1850 to the present day includes accessible descriptions of contemporary techniques and trends, and moves into the electronic age with midi wind instruments. There is a discussion of the function of the saxophone in the orchestra, in 'light music' and in rock and pop studios, as well as of the saxophone quartet as an important chamber music medium. The contributors to this volume are some of the finest performers and experts on the saxophone.
Saxophone Master Classes by
Call Number: MT500 .H47 1998
Publication Date: 1998
A text based instructional book which discusses in great detail: the saxophone embouchure; air pressure and breathing; articulation; vibrato; altissimo; and practicing. A particularly valuable chapter concludes this thorough book. Chapter Seven is called "Saxophone Diagnostic" and is a quick reference to solving common performance problems such as squeaking. A particularly useful book for saxophonists and band directors interested in new ideas for teaching their students.
Call Number: ML975 .H37 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Encompasses every aspect of the saxophone, including its history, the instrument, teaching and repertoire. The book also features music examples and photographs.