“Yoga and Saxophone Performance: The Integration of Two Disciplines,” by Allison Dromgold Adams.Arizona State University, Ph.D. thesis, 2012.
Mediastinal Emphysema After a Sax Orgy
Saxophone players lead hazardous lives, if this one is typical: “Mediastinal Emphysema After a Sax Orgy,” Richard W. Snyder, Henry S. Mishel, and G. Chris Christensen, New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 123, 1990; pp. 758-759. The authors, at Abington Pulmonary Associates, Ltd., Abington, Pennsylvania, report: “We recently cared for a 24-year-old man admitted to […]
The lowest of the low, saxophonally
Behold the subcontrabass saxophone, a musical instrument most people have never heard, or seen, or touched, let alone played. A saxophone instruction book, published by Wiley, says of it: Subcontrabass saxophone: This is the lowest of the low and has never been produced in large quantities. That’s probably fortunate, because you’d need a trailer to […]
Instrumental Maladies (part 1: Saxophones)
Music may be ‘the universal language of mankind’, and ‘the food of love’, but it’s produced at a cost – from the musician’s point of view it’s unfortunately not always entirely 100% risk-free. Here is a partial list of the health-hazards of playing a musical instrument . . . Part 1 : Saxophones • Hypersensitivity […]