This course teaches students how to produce a crystal clear sound on saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) and clarinet (soprano and bass). Topics covered include: embouchure and lip placement, airstream flow and movement, intonation, longtone exercises, volume control and performance, low volume playing, subtone, overtone and harmonics, mouthpiece/reeds usage, projection, and maintaining consistent practice routines even while traveling. Students will develop the discipline necessary to use a correct practical routine which will help them develop a strong and solid sound, and will also acquire the flexibility to apply this knowledge in a creative way.
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