University of Southern California, MedicaXpress, 11/14/17
If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is the ultimate exercise. Two new studies from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC show that as little as two years of music instruction has multiple benefits. Music training can change both the structure of the brain’s white matter, which carries signals through the brain, and gray matter, which contains most of the brain’s neurons that are active in processing information. Music instruction also boosts engagement of brain networks that are responsible for decision making and the ability to focus attention and inhibit impulses.
“The Young Saxophonist: A Supplemental Method For Class Instruction” is available exclusively from N-Tune Music. Get a copy for $12.95 and follow along with the online videos.
In this book:
Correct Reed placement, posture and hand position
Good and bad embouchure explained
Vibrato for the beginner
Beginner voicing exercises
Age appropriate exercises and scale work for young saxophonists