Haynes Saxophone Manual by Stephen HowardHaynes Saxophone Manual by Stephen Howard

Accomplishment in the large and at times complex field of "saxophone welfare" requires an excellent knowledge of anatomy, the ability to make differential diagnoses, considerable ingenuity and a reasonably steady hand. Thankfully, the wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise author Stephen Howard has amassed in his 30 + years as repairer and player is scrupulously and logically presented in this most comprehensive and commonsensical of books: The "Haynes Saxophone Manual". This invaluable book is objective and realistic; it tells you what you need to know and do, and how to do it without needing to re-read the same section several times, or raiding the Ferrees tool catalogue. It is friendly in tone, and confidence inspiring - it is very well written, jargon-free, and unusually, perhaps, for a repair manual, makes for a very enjoyable read. It is also very effective at what it sets out to do: de-mystifcation, prevention, maintenance and regulation . This may be due to the way it is written, and the very well-organised structure of the various sections, but it may also be down to the stunning use of photography as instruction. The manual is copiously illustrated throughout, in mind bogglingly close-up detail, with photographs, which are both beautiful and informative - displaying the saxophone in varying states of health, illness and repair. Haynes Saxophone Manual won't necessarily supply you with a steady hand, but Stephen Howard's encyclopaedic knowledge of saxophones and how they work, coupled with his intelligent use of words and pictures and obvious enthusiasm for his subject, should help with almost everything else. "Packed with advice, tips and tweaks, this manual is essential reading for everyone who plays the saxophone".

Hardback, 164 pages, Published by Haynes

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