Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Instrumental Performance (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Gary D. Green
Second Committee Member
Dale W. Underwood
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Through substantial correspondence with eight saxophone professors in the United States and three in France, this project examines the methods used by French and American college-level teachers for teaching extended techniques on the saxophone. The essay also reviews related printed pedagogical and reference materials and provides a brief comparison of all presented methods. Profiled techniques include circular breathing, slap tongue, multiple tonguing, and fingering-based multiphonics. Participants share insights about their teaching procedures, criteria for assessment, ways to promote mastery, suggestions for relevant repertoire, and their own practice and performance philosophies as they relate to these four extended techniques. Participants include Serge Bertocchi, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, David Dees, Geoffrey Deibel, Philippe Geiss, Jeffrey Heisler, Timothy Roberts, James Romain, John Sampen, Rhonda Taylor, Kenneth Tse, and James Umble.
saxophone; extended technique; multiphonic; double-tongue; circular breathing; slap tongue
Taylor, Matthew J., "Teaching Extended Techniques on the Saxophone: A Comparison of Methods" (2012). Open Access Dissertations. 772.