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New - The Saxophone by John Harle

This seminal work by master saxophonist John Harle offers players of all levels the most in-depth approach to
playing the saxophone ever published. In this beautifully presented, two volume-boxed set, Harle reveals his
ground-breaking techniques for encouraging fluent and natural playing – transforming the musical experience
of students and professionals alike.
Every aspect of playing is explored, from resonant tone production, breathing and fluent articulation through to
techniques for building ease and flow in performance. Practical, clear and universally relevant, The Saxophone
discloses John Harle’s secrets to playing with individuality, fluent technique and a powerful musical presence.
• A ground-breaking new
exploration of the cornerstones
of saxophone technique,
introducing revolutionary new
concepts such as the Reed
Fan, the Power Lines and the
Cathedral of Resonance.
• Step-by-step instructions and
simple exercises provide a clear
introduction to these innovative
new principles.
• Stunning visualisations present
unique analytical models that
aid understanding of the new
concepts introduced.
• Quick insights offer tips,
technical advice and extra
• Diagrams, music and practice
wheels interlink with the unique
• Practice wheels help to
develop a structured and
relaxed practice routine.
• Reminders reinforce key
points essential to all exercises.
“It’s a beast of a book. It will take prime position in my teaching studio forever!
A new perspective – wonderful!”
George Michael, Culture Club, Take That, Pet Shop Boys, Motörhead
“The Saxophone is a work of art, combining scientific research with a balanced and
poetic presentation. John gives fantastic advice on learning methods
which can be adapted to any age, level and need - musicians, amateur or
professional will find the answers to all their questions here.
I would like to thank John for his gift to the saxophone world.”

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