A Complete Approach to Sound for the Modern Saxophonist outlines concepts and exercises that will allow players to shape their sound and achieve an ideal tone no matter the context. Pursuing your best sound will also develop virtuosity in many other areas of technique including increased ability to execute technically demanding passages, extending the range of the saxophone to four octaves or more, and greater control of sound and intonation at loud dynamics. The book draws from principles as taught by Joe Allard and Sigurd Rascher, but it also develops new ideas in dealing with the mechanics of sound and technique.
Accompanying sound clips are available on www.benbrittonjazz.com/completeapproach
"Ben’s book covers some of the important concepts of playing saxophone in a well articulated, clear style which can serve both beginners and more advanced players well."
Dave Liebman, NEA Jazz Master
"This is a terrific book on an often neglected yet integral part of saxophone playing. I recommend Ben's book to every serious saxophonist."
Walt Weiskopf, world-renowned saxophonist
"a highly-concentrated, efficient approach to tone production."
Bret Pimentel, woodwinds professor at Delta State University
"This is a book that I have started using with my own students at Portland State University."
David Valdez, professor of jazz saxophone