Chuck Currie

Chuck Currie
Sax Noir Studio · Teaching Solo and Ensemble playing, single reed instruments

Bachelor of Music (Education)

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Introduction
Chuck Currie is the proprietor of Sax Noir Studio in Vancouver BC, where he rehearses with his chamber groups and teaches saxophonists and clarinetists. www.saxnoir.com
Additional affiliations
October 2002 - March 2017
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Proprietor
Education
September 1973 - April 1977
University of Ottawa
Field of study
  • Music Education and Performance

Publications

Publications (11)
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A five year review of the best ligatures for clarinets and saxophones. Ligatures hold the reed on the mouthpiece, and make a huge contribution to tone, response and articulation.
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An overview of the quality of Beatles recordings, track by track, comparing mono vs stereo remasters from their first release up to the White Album.
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Individual instrument sectionals are a great starting point for developing an ensemble and can help develop the section leaders into real musical leaders. The low tessitura is the foundation of the entire ensemble sound. We examine the individual sound character and combinations of timbre of each of the low instruments and describe the texture of t...
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The design and sound of jazz and classical mouthpieces for saxophone are discussed, along with their musical impact. There are specific recommendations of brands and models for all sizes of saxophone.
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An investigation of great value saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces suitable for student players and professionals.
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Testing and adjusting clarinet and saxophone reeds for maximum response and best tonal qualities.
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An investigation of the sound qualities of high end single reed ligatures.
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Better cane quality and manufacturing improves performance of student reeds for clarinets and saxophone.
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Detailed concepts and drills for vibrato development
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Air support, aural cavity, embouchure, reed care, instrument care, musicality, practice habits, meter and mood markings for single reed players.

Projects

Projects (3)
Archived project
Assessing accessories for single reed playing: Ligatures, Mouthpieces and Reeds.
Archived project
Developing teaching techniques and motivation for saxophone and clarinet instruction.