July/August 2012, Volume 36, No. 6
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July/August 2012


Editorial
by David J. Gibson
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Endorsements By Saxophonists
by David Camwell
As emerging saxophonists are often curious as to the process of how to become an “Artist,” Yamaha and Rico’s Directors of Artist Relations, John Whittmann (JW) for Yamaha and Kristen McKeon (KM) for Rico, graciously discussed the following commonly asked questions.

Repair Demystified
by Curt Altarac
Locating And Installing A Saxophone Bore Liner


Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
Assembling A Basic Saxophone Maintenance Kit


Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"Everyday I Have The Blues"
Cool Horn Parts For The Timeless Classic


Saxophone Myths Exposed
by Steve Goodson
Myth #1 - Rolled vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Myth 2# The Finish Applied Enhances Sound

New Saxophone Publications
by David densey
Twelve Studies On The Blues Scale (Paul Harvey)
Lee Konitz: Conversations On The Improviser's Art
(Andy Hamilton)



Post-Performance Stress
by David Babich
I recently got a little down on myself for a “not good enough for me” performance that wasn’t perfect. Instead of becoming anxious before my performance, my anxiety was happening post-performance when that little voice inside my head was speaking uncontrollably.

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
Creative Improvisation In The Practice Room

Entrepreneurship 101
by Connie Frigo
Road Of Creavity- Part II
Road Of Creativity-
Part I
(Appears In The MayJune 2012 Sax Journal)


A Lesson With Terry Tomlin
by Greg Banaszak
Veteran saxophonist and doubler Terry Tomlin shares his thoughts and advice on his years of performing experience as a doubler. Terry discusses some of the mechanical aspects of saxophone playing and doubling. In short, Mr. Tomlin presents low-tech tips to make one’s life easier.



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Basic Saxophone Reed Maintenance
Masterclass DVD Video
(Wide-Screen NTSC format)
by Frank Bongiorno

As saxophonists we are dependent at times upon the condition of the reed for the success of our performances. The contents of this 27 minute masterclass DVD video, titled Basic Reed Maintenance For The Saxophonist expands on the selected topics outlined in this accompanying article in Saxophone Journal.
The following article (and this masterclass video) discusses basic approaches to working with the reed in order to hopefully remedy some common reed problems and achieve a better consistency in reed performance.