product description page
Woodwind Methods : An Essential Resource for Educators, Conductors, and Students (Paperback) (Charles
about this item
(Meredith Music Resource). This book was designed for use in a one or two semester heterogeneous college woodwind methods class or as a quick reference manual for school band and orchestra directors. It provides concise descriptions including instrument similarities and differences, breath support, reed adjustment and transposition. Includes: * Instrument assembly, embouchure, hand position and articulation * Carefully detailed ****** charts with clearly detailed primary fingerings and explanation of selected alternate fingerings and trill fingerings * Progressive musical exercises/compositions, often harmonized, to allow students to learn new fingerings at an even pace while enjoying the ensemble sound * Advanced concepts: alternate fingerings, vibrato, flicking, and multiple articulation * Trouble shooting for mechanical or reed problems, repair and maintenance * Recommendations for selecting: Reeds, Mouthpieces & ligatures, Instruments, Method books and study literature, Constructing a basic woodwind "toolbox"