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Extended Techniques for Saxophone: An Approach Through Musical Examples

Abstract The repertoire of the saxophone has advanced significantly since its invention circa 1840. Performers are required to adapt to the demands of composers - many of whom are exploring new and unconventional sounds and techniques. Numerous texts exist to identify and explain these so-called "extended" techniques, but there are very few resources for the initial stages of performance. In order to offer performers a resource, the author of this text composed forty original etudes (or studies) that incorporate extended techniques in a variety of ways. After identifying common extended techniques that a performer might face, the author focused on four different ways each individual technique might appear in actual repertoire. The resultin... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Murphy, Patrick Joseph (Author) / Hill, Gary (Advisor) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Mcallister, Timothy (Committee member) / Micklich, Albie (Committee member) / Demars, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 230 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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