Tuesday, 10/29/2019 (7-10pm)
Yamaha Artists Services
689 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Special Guest: Tomoji Hirakata—Yamaha Repair Specialist
Woodwind Topic: How To Improve the Breathing Process
Sax Section Doubling: Holiday from the Sauter-Finegan Band
Musical Theater Doubling: Fosse
This session will focus on the breathing process and ways to improve this important technique. The breathing process affects every aspect of fine wind playing and participants are asked to bring their breathing bag and breath builder device. Performers will be asked to play one of the following excerpts as a means to demonstrate their approach to the breathing process.
Clarinet: Brahms Sonata in F minor (2nd mvt.)
Flute: J.S. Bach Partita, (3rd mvt.—Sarabande)
Saxophone: Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite #1 (solos)
The woodwind doubling performances will focus on Holiday from the Sauter-Finegan big band as well as several Ralph Burns/Doug Besterman arrangements from the musical, Fosse.
*Please contact Ed prior to the class to discuss what saxophones/clarinets/flutes you will need to bring.