Sound in Motion: A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression

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Indiana University Press, 2007 - Music - 374 pages
Drawing from the legacy of Marcel Tabuteau, David McGill has assembled an imaginative study that builds on Tabuteau's gift as a musician and teacher. Sound in Motion is a creative work that uses the ideas of Tabuteau, John de Lancie, Sol Schoenbach, and John Minsker to develop musical thought. McGill discusses musical analysis and skeletal structure to help guide phrasing ideas. He considers each elemnet of playing an instrument and contemplates how to improve and develop them. Note grouping, phrasing, breathing, vibrato, and rubato are some of the concepts covered. McGill includes a section that focuses on professional activities such as auditioning, performing, and teaching. Instrumentalists and singers alike will find that many of the ideas presented in this book will help develop their musicianship and improve their performance.

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This book will change your musical life. It is a fabulous guide for any instrumental performer or singer. McGill will challenge you to think of music not as something defined by talent, or magically ... Read full review


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Grammy winning bassoonist, David McGill, has served as principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1997. He has also served as principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Tulsa Philharmonic. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (1985), he has taught at DePaul and Roosevelt Universities in Chicago, Indiana University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Toronto. He has given master classes in Finland, Hungary, and across the United States and Canada.

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