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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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 soujd best thing.

This was especially true for understanding the significance of the overtone exercises which are central to these concepts since they reinforce the principles through concrete examples.

Liebman’s book is great.

He’s dead on in these books and he’s one of the major cats. If the mind can understand why and how something works there is a higher likelihood that real change and progress can occur. Of course aaxophone the main principles are understood, each musician should and will naturally customize the concepts to fit their own personality, needs and technique.

Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound (introduction to book)

You know how it is And if Dave can’t perform some of Joe Allard’s exercises well, then they’re probably over my head in this lifetime and it doesn’t matter very much anyway. Originally Posted by BeerBatter. I like the presentation and exercises so much, I’ve pwrsonal them continually for the last 12 years or so.


I found it pretty clear. As with all books, its better to work with dzvid teacher, who, as Joe did, can talior the exercises to fit your specific weakness.

If bad habits lead to unnecessary tensions, there is less likelihood that the performer can discover his or her persona on the instrument, let alone perform at a high level, especially if you factor in all the normal considerations which go into playing music. Comparison is the thief of joy. This dxvid section in my humble opinion contains the secret of a good sax sound. A DVD is not really an option. Results 1 to 20 of Dave Liebman can’t play his way out of a paper bag!

It’s like having a long and comprehensive lesson with Liebman; provides dvid, sonic illustrations of stuff developlng the book; and is worth every penny of the 60 bucks it costs. A good college or university library has this book. In truth, the saxophone is a relatively easy instrument to produce a sound. It’s a lot of info packed into a very skinny book, and definitely worth multiple readings. It looks like I made the right decision.


This book is the result of several decades of experience as a saxophonist and teacher. I’m hoping it will come today or tomorrow.

It is my contention that for a mature and serious student, understanding the reasoning behind a concept goes further than mere imitation persobal repetition for improving skills. Regarding the video, I wasn’t aware that Dave’s presentation left something to be desired.


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

Similar to the way we use our voice when singing or in ordinary speech to express ourselves, one must recognize and isolate those parts of the body involved in the process. I especially liked chapter 7. This book a new edition with minor additions is meant to put any saxophonist, regardless of style on a firm footing without being at a disadvantage in the pursuit of a good tone and in the final result, enjoyment of the instrument.

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. I think its a great introduction to the Joe Allard concept. He would say in perfect French of course: Dave Liebman Are you kidding??!! 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.

What have people’s experiences with this book been? There is one main artistic premise underlying this book. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements.