DAVE DOESCHER

JAZZ & CLASSICAL SAXOPHONIST

TEACHER - CLINICIAN

COMPOSER - ADJUDICATOR

Method Books

Here are a few suggestions for books that I recommend for my middle/high school students.

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Vandoren Reeds

The standard for natural cane reeds for saxophone.

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D'Addario Reed Case

This is a great stand-alone reed case that not only protects up to 8 reeds from damage but provides consistent performance.

Reed Care

It is vitally important to store reeds properly with a consistent humidity. These Pelican cases are a great and inexpensive solution.

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Neck Straps

This Rico strap is comfortable and with the snap hook provides extra security for the saxophone.

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Mouthpieces

Selmer S80 and Vandoren AL3 Optimum.

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Reed Adjustment

High grit sandpaper is great for an easy and cheap tool but the Vandoren reed resurfacer will last a lifetime.

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Ligatures

Vandoren Optimum and Rovner Versa are great options. Much better way of securing the reed to the mouthpiece as well as improved tone and consistency.

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Saxophone Fundamentals

Reed care, basics of embouchure formation and voicing. Exercises include: Long tones, Articulation, Technique.

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Etude Books

Here are a couple advanced books for etudes.

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