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Increase Your Musical Value Through “Doubling”

Posted by ericdanielandfriends on June 6, 2009

photo by Valentina Cinelli

photo by Valentina Cinelli

Doubling

Playing more than one type of saxophone and other related instruments will give you a big advantage on the journey toward Saxophone Survival.
Nowadays, as opposed to when I began playing professionally back in the late 60’s, sax players who double well on clarinet, flutes, and double reed instruments like oboe and bassoon are becoming more of a rare breed. However, if you check around for yourself, you’ll soon discover that these versatile players are still the most in-demand for studio, television, quality live concerts, Broadway musical orchestras and even small combo situations.

In fact, a sax player with a variety of doubles at his or her disposal is in a position to greatly enhance the sound of any group by tastefully switching instruments during the set, thereby keeping the sound of the group fresh and interesting.

Naturally, there’s much more time and effort involved in preparing yourself to perform on multiple instruments but it’s definitely to your advantage as it set’s you apart from the crowd of non-doubling saxophone players.

Become a more valuable player!

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Eric Daniel plays sax and flute and is the ringleader of Eric Daniel & Friends. Their CD “Old Sax Nu Soul” is on the Quatro Miglio Quality Music label and can be purchased online from iTunes Store and CDBaby.com

His new book “The Saxophone Survival Kit, A Guide for Aspiring Professional Saxophonists…or just anyone!” can be ordered or downloaded here: www.lulu.com

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