The Concert Band and Jazz Ambassadors saxophone sections of The U.S. Army Field Band present The Saxophone Standard, the latest in the Army Field Band's Instructional Video Series. The Saxophone Standard offers valuable information for saxophone students of any skill level, as well as demonstrations of some of the most important works from the saxophone repertoire.
-- Classical -- 1:13 History 4:16 Meet the Saxophone Family 9:02 Assembling the Instrument 12:20 Choosing the Right Reed 14:05 Breaking the Reed In 16:27 Reed Storage 17:32 Posture 18:52 Hand Position 20:02 Embouchure 22:40 Tuning and Pitch Tendencies 24:52 Breathing and Air Support 28:52 Starting the Tone 32:39 Legato and Staccato 36:25 Working on Finger Speed 38:21 Articulation/Tongue Speed 39:56 Vibrato 43:47 Vibrato Concept/Voicing 45:27 Mouthpiece Exercises 50:10 Intonation 54:27 Altissimo 57:33 Circular Breathing 1:00:20 Slap Tonguing 1:02:38 Double Tonguing 1:06:02 Palm Key Tips 1:07:18 Low Register Stack Tips 1:09:18 Tools of the Trade 1:09:52 Practice Routine and Tips 1:11:52 Over the Break 1:14:21 Chromatic Fingerings 1:16:32 C# Fingering 1:18:18 Sticky G# and Low C# Key 1:18:51 Adjustment Screws 1:19:33 Reed Warping 1:23:23 Chamber Music/Ensemble Playing
-- Jazz -- 1:26:11 Jazz Saxophone 1:27:17 Jazz Articulation 1:29:54 Jazz Sound 1:32:35 Jazz Equipment 1:36:25 Jazz Embouchure 1:39:32 Jazz Feel 1:41:54 History of the Jazz Saxophone Section 1:49:17 Each Role in the Section Explained
This educational clinic series is designed to share knowledge with America's young musicians and to aid teachers by focusing on specific musical areas. New educational materials are added to our collection each year.