Also available has been a video/dvd, the “Complete Guide to Saxophone Sound Production” (Caris Music Services) which is in a sense the visualization of the. Tue, 11 Dec GMT developing a personal saxophone sound pdf -. Developing A Personal. Saxophone Sound, by. David Liebman 5 This book. Dave Liebman- Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound. I just ordered this book off of eBay last week, it should be here sometime in the next.

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Chapter seven covers Lieb’s thoughts on reeds and mouthpieces and has some helpful advice on these matters. He would say in perfect French of course: I think Lieb did some extremely good work going into physiological and psychological processes involved in getting a good sound on the horn, and his exercises and suggestions are infinitely helpful.

Thread Tools Show Printable Version. What have people’s experiences with this book been? It looks like I made the right decision. I like the presentation and exercises so much, I’ve used them continually for the last 12 years or so. This is a good representaion of Joe Allard’s concepts of tone production- Joe Allard doesn’t get much credit, and its hard to listen to Liebman’s somewhat flawed demonstrations of some of the concepts on the video tape that accompanies the book, but since Allard is now passed on, if you can’t study with one of Joe Allard’s students like Victor Morosco this is the next best thing.

Originally Posted by Wailin’. A DVD is not really an option. I found it pretty clear. David is a brilliant human being and a great player who has contributed knowledge and art at saxoophone new educational level.


Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. I would recommend getting the prrsonal. With Joe came principles and concepts, all eventually leading to the same conclusion which was to be physically and mentally relaxed on the instrument.

I especially liked chapter 7. Just ordered the book from Dorn’s site. Comparison is the thief of joy. This book is the result of several decades of experience as a saxophonist and teacher.

Dave Liebman- Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound.

My first experiences with Joe began as a teenager in New York City after I had studied locally with a fine teacher, Nat Daviv, who taught me the basics of sound production, fingerings and technique.

Regarding the video, I wasn’t aware that Dave’s presentation left something to be desired. I just ordered this book off of eBay last week, it should be here sometime in the next couple of days. As is the case peraonal any great teacher, they should inspire you to do further research and hopefully develop original concepts of your own. Dave Liebman Are you kidding??!!

Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book)

It’s like having a long and comprehensive lesson with Liebman; provides concrete, sonic illustrations of stuff in the book; and is worth every penny of the 60 bucks it costs. The whole book is great, I think you’ll really get a lot out of it. All times are GMT. Originally Posted by BeerBatter.

David Liebman – Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound.pdf

It is my contention that for a mature and serious student, understanding the reasoning behind a concept goes further than mere imitation and repetition for improving skills. It’s a lot of info packed into a very skinny book, and definitely worth multiple readings.

A good college or university library has this book. If bad habits lead to unnecessary tensions, there is less likelihood that the performer can discover his or her persona on liehman instrument, let alone perform at a high level, especially if you factor in all the normal considerations which go into playing music.


This is my favorite saxophone-tone-oriented book in existence. If the mind can understand why and how something works there is a ;ersonal likelihood that real change and progress can occur.

Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book) | David Liebman

Dave Liebman can’t play his way out of a paper bag! Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: You know how it is A real awakening occurred a few years after studying with Davidd when I realized how the tone of the great artists all had in common certain characteristics: If you take what Lieb says seriously and experiment with his suggestions, you’ll love what you get out of it in the long run.

BUY IT- ya won’t be sorry. Liebman’s book is great. I’m hoping it will come today or tomorrow. Textbooks and reeds add up fast. Click here for more information. What Would Mingus Do? As with all books, edveloping better to work with a teacher, who, as Joe did, can talior the exercises to fit your specific weakness.

He’s dead on in these books and he’s one of the major cats.