Read ✓ Saxophone Manual By Stephen Howard –

Read ✓ Saxophone Manual By Stephen Howard – [Reading] ➵ Saxophone Manual ➼ Stephen Howard – The saxophone is arguably the most iconic of all instruments but with its graceful form and soulful tone it’s easy to forget that it’s still a machine It’s a complicated machine too and even a s The saxophone is arguably the most iconic of all instruments but with its graceful form and soulful tone it’s easy to forget that it’s still a machine It’s a complicated machine too and even a slight fault in the mechanism can affect the way it feels and plays This innovative manual explains clearly and simply how the mechanism functions and what can be done to maintain it as well as to improve its performance with professional set up techniues with few or no specialist tools This manual is essential reading for everyone who plays the saxophone.

3 thoughts on “Saxophone Manual

  1. Dylan Dylan says:

    I picked this book because I needed a nonfiction book to review for a class and since I play the baritone sax I thought that this would be a good nonfiction book for my nonfiction reviewThe significance of the title in relation to the book is that the book goes over various problems that a saxophone could have and how to fix them on your own unless if the author recommends professional should do it insteadThe author wrote this book to inform general readers on ways to fix a Saxophone if it is a DIY thing or if you should take it to a professional to be fixedThe ideal audience of this book I'd put into two parts those who want to own a saxophone chapters one two and 23 and those who own a sax and want to do maintenance themselves Three things that I learned from this book are1 You are less likely to get sick from playing your own sax when you mouthpiece is dirty compared to you are doing everyday things2 When assembling and taking apart a sax you have to put on and take off keys in a specific order3 When you are replacing pads on a sax if you burn the pad even with the slightest singe you have to start all over againThe theme of the book is about ways to repair specific problems on a saxophone than eually choosing setting up and maintaining oneThree reading strategies that I used were 1 Use prior knowledge as this is a sax repair book one would need prior knowledge on a sax in order to know what keys are what2 Monitoring I monitored what I was reading to try and understand what I was reading The pictures supplied in the book helped as well such as in the replacing needle springs section I at first did not understand the spring is too small and spring is too big But after looking at the pictures and reading I understood that it meant thickness not length3 Make inferences throughout the book it sometimes will say something among the lines of 'it will cost a few thousand pounds' so I made the inference that this book was most likely printed or the author most likely lives over in BritainAlthough it was mind numbingly boring as to be expected from a repair manual I would recommend this book to sax owners to be sax owners but to only read the book on an as need basis

  2. Hedgehog Hedgehog says:

    This book is aimed at people who play saxophone and want to maintain their instruments It's like the well known Haynes repair manuals for automobiles and has much the same stylebackground step by step and lots of high uality illustrations It's hard to imagine many home repairers would want to completely disassemble their saxophone but that's covered On the other hand every player and sax should benefit from the routine maintenance items in the first chapters like cleaning and periodically oiling the instrument even cleaning a sticky padStephen Howard brings 30 years' experience repairing woodwinds to this book He writes clearly and with occasional humorous touches such as what to expect when you have disassembled your saxophone and are now taking it to a professional repairer

  3. Joe Joe says:

    As a music geek I had to read this Now I know why I pay my repairman the big bucks i recommend it only to the most dedicated sax players with an interest in deep knowledge of their instrument

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