November 2019 Woodwind Doubling Masterclass

Ed Joffe with Five Woodwinds

Monday, 11/18/2019 (7:00-10pm)
330 7th Ave (28/29th St) Rm. 711
Fee: $40

Woodwind Topic: Embouchure Considerations for Single Reeds
Commercial Woodwind Doubling: Ambulatory Suite
Musical Theater Doubling: Damn Yankees

This session will focus on the most efficient ways to approach the varying embouchures for the single reeds with respect to multiple woodwind performance. The following selections will be used to as a litmus test for employing different embouchures quickly as one switches from a saxophone—flute—clarinet within the course of each musical excerpt. The works to be used are:

Saint-Saens: The Swan (from Moyse Tone Development)
Ferling: Famous Solos Etude #3

The demands of commercial woodwind doubling will be examined in the woodwind parts from Nelson Riddle’s Ambulatory Suite and Doug Besterman’s arrangements from the musical, Damn Yankees.

*Please contact Ed prior to the class to discuss what saxophones/clarinets/flutes you will need to bring.