Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Basic Saxophone Skills:Reeds Part I

This is the first of a series of articles titled Basic Saxophone Skills that are presently devoted to the conditioning of reeds.

The main ingredient of a saxophonist’s sound is the reed. The reed’s significance is often overlooked by many players, when should be focused on more than any other element of the saxophone. Unprepared reeds lead to all kinds of problems and this article will teach you how to assess your reeds as well as take care of them. Reeds that are played directly from the box cause many problems. Most manufacturers will sell them without taking the time each reed needs devoted to it. Paul Berler discusses a process of “breaking the reeds in” which condition them to last longer and be ready for action when needed.

3 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

The second sentence might be better this way or another way, ....often overlooked by many players when it should be focused on more...... otherwise I like what you wrote.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

The 4th sentence needs a little revision. Maybe put the devotion part in the middle like "Most manufactureres will sell them without devoting as much time as they need." Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems a little odd. Other than that- it is much better than the version you read this morning!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:20:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Spiegelberg said...

I agree about the second sentence. Third sentence should be present tense, not future tense. You should have the article name and bibliographic information, like other abstracts on the blog.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 10:03:00 AM  

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