October 2019 Woodwind Doubling Masterclass

Ed Joffe with Five Woodwinds

Monday, 10/21/2019 (7-10pm)
330 7th Ave (28/29th St) Rm. 710
Fee: $40

Woodwind Topic: How To Improve the Breathing Process
Sax Section Doubling: Music of Sauter-Finegan
Musical Theater Doubling: Fosse

This session will focus on the breathing process and ways to improve this important technique. The breathing process affects every aspect of fine wind playing and participants are asked to bring their breathing bag and breath builder device. Performers will be asked to play one of the following excerpts as a means to demonstrate their approach to the breathing process.

Clarinet: Brahms Sonata in F minor, 2nd mvt.
Flute: J.S. Bach Partita, 3rd mvt. (Sarabande)
Saxophone: Ravel’s Bolero

The woodwind doubling performances will focus on Holiday from the Sauter-Finegan big band as well as the Ralph Burns/Doug Besterman arrangements from the musical, Fosse.

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