Erdmann featured in article that asks 'where did all the saxophones go?'
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann is a featured expert quoted extensively in an article on the history of saxophone use in pop music just published in "The Outline."
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann is featured in Kelsey McKinney's article "Where Did All The Saxophones Go?" in the newest issue of The Outline.
The article traces the saxophone's use in American pop music history, from its early use in the 1920s and 30s through its decline in today's pop music. The other featured expert in the article is Jeff Harrington, a professor of Woodwinds at Berklee University.
In the article, Erdmann explains that the appeal of the saxophone, particularly earlier in the 20th century, was that it was an easy-to-learn instrument that could play off the same sheet music as a piano.
“The saxophone is probably the most easily adaptable instrument,” Erdmann said. “Because it ranges in category from soprano, through alto and baritone, the possibilities of what you can use it for are almost endless.”
Read the full article here - https://theoutline.com/post/1409/saxophones-in-american-pop-music-history.