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  • “Is The Blues Dead?”
    by invalid@example.com (thomsax) on August 4, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Andrew Clark asked if the blues is dead in 2003 (Rock ‘n’ Rollsaxophone, Saxophone Journal). Most rock bands or jazz groups have some blues they use to play. I played bluessongs that Rolling Stones, SVR, John Mayall, … made famous. Most bands they just play or sing bluessongs in a cover way. After the old blues legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf. Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James …… and bluessax players like J.T. Brown, Eddie Shaw, A.C. Reed, Noble Watts left us, I think some… Read more

  • B&S blue label Vs Buescher true tone low pitch
    by invalid@example.com (beefheart) on August 4, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Hello everyone. I’m beginner to play Sax tenor. I’m considering two saxes to buy due to their reasonable prices which I can get. 1. B&S blue label. 2. Buescher true tone low pitch 1925s. Which one is better in your opinion and why? Thanks a lot.

  • Best pound for pound pure tone on tenor
    by invalid@example.com (Punchysax) on August 4, 2021 at 9:54 am

    I have a conn Transitional tenor , I love it , I read numerous times pound for pound Martin tenor sound is fantastic. I used to own a Holton 241 tenor and regret selling that horn what a tone i realise now it had. Any thoughts on best tone on a tenor

  • Instrument Refund Policies
    by invalid@example.com (randulo) on August 4, 2021 at 9:27 am

    I wanted to make sure you all know that Thomann’s refund policy is a full 30 days, twice the legal obligation. I bought a sax from them, decided about 3 weeks later it wasn’t what I wanted, and submitted the return form. They furnished me with a label, I arranged for UPS pickup and a few days later, received a full refund. Other stores policies, online or off, that you kow about might be interesting to fellow players (or buyers). This is a no-risk trial, as long as you don’t damage the… Read more

  • D’addario en Provence
    by invalid@example.com (saxyjt) on August 4, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Trying to reach a local open market this morning here is what we saw: And the open market wasn’t there. Notice the Arundo donax all around…

  • Looking for a beginner/intermediate tenor in AUS.
    by /u/llegobego on August 4, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Hey guys, does anyone know the best place to get a begginer/intermediate tenor in Australia? I’ve been looking around but I’m not sure whether to trust one from gumtree or something like that. Cheers! I’m in NSW if that helps. submitted by /u/llegobego [link] [comments]

  • Picking up an EWI
    by /u/katspaugh on August 4, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Hi! I used to play the trombone in high school. Interested in picking up a wind instrument again (after 10 years). I want to practice at home, or occasionally in the park. So I thought an EWI would be a good option. Many of them emulate the saxophone wrt the fingering, so I’m asking here. 1) Would an EWI be a good beginner instrument? 2) Should I be looking into saxophone resources when learning it? Thanks! submitted by /u/katspaugh [link] [comments]

  • Yamaha YSS 475 mkII
    by invalid@example.com (PMason247) on August 4, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Hello. I am selling my Yamaha YSS475 mkII Soprano. It is in like new condition, and has never left the house (except for one exam). I bought the saxophone in October last year with the intention to learning Soprano. As most of you will know, the Soprano is not normally an easy instrument to play in tune. That was until I got this Yamaha. Inntonation is fantasic! I now play Soprano so much, I decided to upgrade, hence why this one is for sale. Please feel free to ask any question, and I… Read more

  • SOTM August 2021 – “”Rhythm Changes” (I Got Rhythm etc.)
    by invalid@example.com (rhysonsax) on August 4, 2021 at 7:18 am

    @nigeld asked me to host the Song of the Month for August and I have chosen what is probably the most popular set of chord changes in jazz, usually known as “Rhythm Changes” and used as the basis of many, many jazz standards. Rhythm Changes have a 32 bar form in AABA structure and originate from George & Ira Gershwin’s song “I Got Rhythm”. There are many variants of the chord changes – Jamey Aebersold’s Vol. 47 Playalong book is devoted to “Rhythm Changes|” and lists 43… Read more

  • marching band reeds
    by /u/archbedo on August 4, 2021 at 3:51 am

    so i’m in the marching and band i’ve always messed around with what reeds to use. i’ve used 3’s, 2’s, and 2.5’s but i’m not really sure which is the recommended reed. i’m currently using 2.5’s and i’m wondering if this is the right reed to use or if i should change it again. submitted by /u/archbedo [link] [comments]

  • Your Favourite Picture Of You Playing
    by invalid@example.com (Veggie Dave) on August 4, 2021 at 3:15 am

    We spend so much time ripping apart our playing, dissecting all of our flaws and generally not celebrating our successes that I thought a thread where we share our favourites images of ourselves playing would make a nice change. I’ll get the ball rolling with this image taken by my other half at a ska gig. It was my first ever experience of stepping in at the last moment (48 hours earlier I’d never even heard most of the 30 or 40 songs, never mind played them). Actually, thinking about it… Read more

  • Alto sax tips for a beginner?
    by /u/trippingonArctic on August 4, 2021 at 2:31 am

    After playing the flute for 7 years, I have decided to try the alto sax 🙂 I started practicing my embouchure on the head joint with a level 2 reed. Any advice for a beginner? submitted by /u/trippingonArctic [link] [comments]

  • Beginner Alto sax advice?
    by /u/trippingonArctic on August 4, 2021 at 1:02 am

    I’ve been playing the flute for about 7 years, through elementary and highschool, and now that I’ve graduated I wanted to branch out to play an alto sax! I’ve been practicing playing just with the headpiece and can make a good sound with a level 2 reed. Any tips for a beginner? submitted by /u/trippingonArctic [link] [comments]

  • Live, again after two years
    by invalid@example.com (guidocreo) on August 3, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    It was time ! live after two years, many inaccuracies (monitors weren’t working well) but a fun evening and a release for the soul: View: https://www.facebook.com/1519884383/videos/382679090173032/ Live, again after two years. Ciao

  • How do I get altissimo G out?
    by /u/cereal-10 on August 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm

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  • Mr. PC – Paul Jones, Andrew Renfroe, Mark Lewandowski, and Anwar Marshall
    by /u/SnooPandas8467 on August 3, 2021 at 8:49 pm

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  • Octave key problem ?
    by /u/Ruinven on August 3, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Hello guys, i recently got a sax (2 days ago) i can manage to play my first song and was all happy, but i figured that i might have an octave key problem, sometimes it just randomly sound like i press it when i’m in fact, not pressing it, i said to myself maybe it’s me doing something wrong so i wanted to seek for some help here, i really don’t want to send it back if it’s just me doing something wrong, so i’m just asking for you help or advices (or even if you can tell me how much you think it’ll cost to repair it) Link to a video showing the problem, as you can see i’m pressing the octave key but the sax is stuck on it even tho i don’t press it, and after some seconds playing it, it goes back to normal, i really don’t get it. ​ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23NcczHRdlw submitted by /u/Ruinven [link] [comments]

  • Playing all parts of “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd on Bari Sax
    by /u/DeadMansSwitchMusic on August 3, 2021 at 6:06 pm

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  • Pink Floyd – “The Great Gig In The Sky” (Psychedelic Bari Sax cover)
    by /u/DeadMansSwitchMusic on August 3, 2021 at 6:01 pm

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  • Saxophone Music
    by /u/Professional_Top_224 on August 3, 2021 at 5:28 pm

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  • Which Tenor for a first sax around £500?
    by invalid@example.com (dreadnet) on August 3, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, A question from a newbie member for Stephen Howard. I read your review of Bauhaus Walstein Tenor sax on your website. Any other recommendations e.g. Gear4music Tenor sax ? Regards Patrick If I have posted this in the wrong section let me know.

  • The Unknown Saint
    by invalid@example.com (Jules) on August 3, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Title: The Unknown Saint Genre: Comedy, Drama Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem Cast: Younes Bouab, Salah Bensalah, Bouchaib Essamak, Mohamed Naimane, Anas El Baz, Hassan Ben Bdida, Abdelghani Kitab, Ahmed Yarziz Release: 2020-01-01 Runtime: 100 Plot: Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released… Read more

  • Fake curved Yanigasawa soprano on eBay
    by invalid@example.com (EdJ) on August 3, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    A DHgate / Ali Baba £300 copy is at £1120. The seller will be pleased Yanagisawa Curved Soprano Saxophone | eBay <p>Unwanted gift. Only opened to test it. My little girl chose the piano instead of saxophone. No more information about it. There’s no any Guarantee with it. It’s just sold as a new saxophone. If you mind that please give up the bidding. </p><p>Cash on Collection in person only. </p><p>I don’t… www.ebay.co.uk I had reported some of these but have given up.

  • BOTM – August 2021 I only have eyes for you
    by invalid@example.com (Colin the Bear) on August 3, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    I was pleased to be asked to host August. Last month was beautiful but challenging so I thought I’d keep it simple. I only have eyes for you. Melody by Harry Warren 1934. One of my favoirite composers. Done to death in adverts and by function bands it surprised me that it hasn”t been BotM before. Any way…concert C (the happy key) AABA. There is a verse but I’ve decided to keep it simple and stick to the chorus…for now Backing track and lead sheets to follow.

  • Poet of Brass Hearts
    by invalid@example.com (ParadisePoet) on August 3, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Grandpa was WWI US Navy Musician second class–and a really brash brass beast in plaids as a vaudevillian. I loved him. I played the clarinet he gave me for 12 years. Now I play bongos. Know my living jazz and jazz history very well with special interest in saxophone voices. And I really am a poet.

  • Advanced Song Title Game
    by invalid@example.com (Pete Thomas) on August 3, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    This is the same as the other one but with one important difference. It combines Word Association, so someone says a title and the next person comes up with another title which begins with a word starting with the same letter the previous one ended on but there must be an association between something in the newtitile and last word of the previous one. Don’t necessarilyexpect the association to be too obvious, if challenged on your title you must exaplin the association. Are we up to… Read more

  • Minor 251 Lick from Dexter Gordon in Blue Bossa
    by /u/dbrasswind2 on August 3, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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  • Air, but no sound coming out of my saxophone?
    by /u/hen0ticVr2 on August 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm

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  • G’day All
    by invalid@example.com (ensuntzu) on August 3, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Nice to see there’s a community of Sax players here. Been reading the posts in the forum and found a wealth of useful info. I’m just starting out, at a mature age. It is exciting learning a new instructment, both challenging and fulfilling. The sound produced by a Sax is magical. Hopefully one day I could be the one producing such beautiful sound. The information shared in this forum definitely helps.

  • Where do you practice to avoid disturbing your family? Tips on sound dampening, etc, please!
    by /u/xxdrunkenslothxx on August 3, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I just got a tenor sax recently (a nice late 90s Yamaha Vito) to get back into playing after 12+ years away. I have an almost 3 year old daughter and most days by the time I’ll have time to practice she’ll be in bed. I did some looking into saxophone mutes but other than those crazy contraptions you put over the whole thing (that are like $500) there aren’t really any that work. Which makes sense I suppose with the amount of holes, etc. So now I’m debating between our basement, our garage, or our camper parked out behind our garage. The basement is pretty much a no go because frankly it’s dark and dingy and I hate spiders. The garage would be okay but it’s a huge open space with 15’+ ceilings and would echo like crazy. So I’m thinking of using our camper. How can I minimize noise to make sure I don’t disturb (or perhaps amuse) any neighbors? Drape comforters on the windows and doors maybe? Just wondering if anyone had any tips for me! I’d kind of forgotten how loud tenor sax (or saxophones in general) can be haha. submitted by /u/xxdrunkenslothxx [link] [comments]

  • Nicole Glover in NYC
    by invalid@example.com (jeni) on August 3, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I’ve been watching a lot of the live streams from Smalls in New York on YouTube lately, and recently saw Nicole Glover play. She’s a pretty incredible tenor player! Anyone else ever hear of her? I don’t think she’s done any recording which is a shame, but she’s done a few gigs at Smalls so I’ve been keeping an eye out on their channel for more of her. I first heard her when I caught the end of this live: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Ya1qM_cPk Also, the… Read more

  • Guitarist wanting to learn saxophone stopping by with a tune and a question here: can you folks identify if it is likely an alto or a tenor sax being used in this song? Thx in advance!
    by /u/twylathedog on August 3, 2021 at 6:59 am

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