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  • BOTM February 2023 – Skylark
    by invalid@example.com (Mark Hancock) on February 5, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Hello All, BOTM for this month is the Hoagy Carmichael tune, Skylark. Nigel has very kindly provided the notes and backing track, which you can find here: Skylark Shared with Dropbox www.dropbox.com Here’s a great version by Ella: View: https://youtu.be/oDnStrx4g9M An alto version by Paul Desmond; View: https://youtu.be/7NDKc3DCZt0 And of course, Scott Hamilton on tenor: View… Read more

  • Question about ii-Vs
    by /u/SliceEmOnTheNipple on February 5, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    I’m watching Barry Harris and he’s talking about while the piano player is playing Cm-F7, Bird is not playing Cm-F7 because “that’s one of those highly impossible things to do” and he’s only concentrating on the F7. The notes say this is because the Cm7 is the v of F7 and that makes it “impossible for Bird to have played that as a horn player”. I assume this has something to do with the physical limitations of the saxophone, however I’m not clear on the details, any help? submitted by /u/SliceEmOnTheNipple [link] [comments]

  • New MV! “Cultivation” is an odd-time riff-based modal/prog psychedelic journey about improving oneself through dedicated practice. “Before enlightenment, mountains are mountains. On the journey to enlightment, mountains are no longer mountains. After enlightenment, mountains are mountains again.”
    by /u/maestrosobol on February 5, 2023 at 4:44 pm

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  • Has anyone noticed after playing for at least 3 years, damaged or more sensitive teeth and/or changes in the structure of your jaw?
    by /u/FahadOOOOO on February 5, 2023 at 3:57 pm

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  • A line that works over E-6 or C#-7b5
    by /u/SteveKortyka on February 5, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Using an E minor pentatonic scale here with a natural 6th replacing the b7th scale degree submitted by /u/SteveKortyka [link] [comments]

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    by invalid@example.com (funkyrag) on February 5, 2023 at 1:02 pm


  • Tenor otto link metal 7* metal £185
    by invalid@example.com (eb424) on February 5, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Great player new vintage model very good condition with box and cloth case

  • SOTM February 2023 – Mr Magic
    by invalid@example.com (MMM) on February 5, 2023 at 10:15 am

    An all time favourite of mine: Mr Magic. The originally written by Ralph McDonald and William Salter, it was made famous by Grover Washington Jr. in the 1970s and covered by many other artists. Here is the Grover Washington version (my favourite): View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jvdy6khEmA And here is the excellent Roberta Flack’s version: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql0S2GPVXKI Below is the link to the dots and backing… Read more

  • Buffet 400 vs Yamaha 26
    by /u/Ducky_McShwaggins on February 5, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Kia ora from nz, where we have an absolutely terrible second-hand market for saxs. Therefore, planning on buying a new tenor. For context, I havent touched a sax in about 6 years, and played for roughly 4-5 years in high school, so ill be right back to basics in terms of experience. These two seem to be the best options I can find. Buffet (BC8402-1-0) 400 – is $3000. Yamaha YTS 26 – is $4000. Is the Yamaha really worth the extra thousand? I’ve seen mixed reviews on the buffet, but generally leaning towards positive, with some concerns about qc, build quality, etc. I won’t be subjecting the horn to any long travel, gigging, etc – will be strictly home use for quite some time (if not forever), so it doesn’t need to be an absolute tank. Planning on getting a otto link 5 soft tone as a mouthpiece with the buffet for an extra $345 (not clear whether it comes with one). Will probably stick to Rico (daddario now as I understand it) royal reeds, in the range of 2-3.5 was what I used back when I played, so ill probably start out on a 2. Any advice/nz sax players who can recommend something else for a similar price would be much appreciated! submitted by /u/Ducky_McShwaggins [link] [comments]

  • Rugby 6 Nations, World Cup………
    by invalid@example.com (Jeanette) on February 5, 2023 at 9:32 am

    I know we have some rugby fans on here. This is the only rugby I watch, something to look forward to in February. I don’t pretend to understand all the rules though usually by the end I have stopped asking girlie questions. I will of course be shouting for England Who gets your support this year? Jx

  • Keys that rock and blues players play in
    by invalid@example.com (thomsax) on February 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Rock- & Blues saxophonist is often playing in concert F, G, A, C, D, E. Even concert B is important. Jr Walter was often in concert Ab so the Bb was important for him. Junior didn’t use the altissimo fingerlings so much. He fingered the low Bb, B ….. pressed up. His altissimo were very clean and powerful. A very physical player. Relaxed ???????

  • is this mold?
    by /u/adventuretime1111 on February 5, 2023 at 4:22 am

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  • is this mold?
    by /u/adventuretime1111 on February 5, 2023 at 4:16 am

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  • What saxophone should I buy?
    by /u/carsinab on February 5, 2023 at 4:05 am

    So, I am going to be making a new saxophone purchase, but I am having trouble on deciding which sax I should buy. Right now I am looking at 2 horns, being the Selmer Supreme, and the Selmer MkVI. Which would you guys recommend? submitted by /u/carsinab [link] [comments]

  • jamming in the shop
    by /u/K4Hamguy on February 5, 2023 at 3:52 am

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  • Could I find professional sheet music free?
    by /u/crystalheadvodka8 on February 5, 2023 at 3:31 am

    I just completed my first local honor all-city band of many to come. However, they had to take the music back for “copyright reasons.” I would like the music as a memento, but 4/5 pieces cannot be obtained without buying the full book it comes in. Would it be possible to find any of the pieces for free, perhaps in a document? I play Bb Tenor Sax. Thanks for your help in advance. (The pieces are; Aces of the Air, Byzantine Dances, Shimmering Joy, Lullaby to the Moon, and I’m Seventeen Come Sunday.) submitted by /u/crystalheadvodka8 [link] [comments]

  • Help for child beginning Saxophone.
    by /u/Treasure_Seeker on February 5, 2023 at 2:42 am

    My 12 year old had to learn the clarinet in order to be privileged to start on the sax. The day has arrived. They love the song “Milky Way Stars” by Janji. They promised themself that they’d learn that song as soon as they got their instrument. Anyone familiar with this song? Have a tutorial? Sheet music? They’re super close but can’t figure out one note. I’ve never played an instrument, nor has my wife. The kids wail away on the piano and use it (somehow) to learn on other instruments. Please help a dad surrounded by musical children. submitted by /u/Treasure_Seeker [link] [comments]

  • My dads Selmer Mark VI
    by /u/blairnet on February 5, 2023 at 1:32 am

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  • Bare brass temptation
    by invalid@example.com (saxyjt) on February 5, 2023 at 12:40 am

    Reading stories and seeing images of bare brass horns are leading me to be tempted by some experimenting… I have acquired this Alta Guban alto sax a few months ago and as I was cleaning the neck, I almost unexpectedly took a piece of steel wool to remove spots of verdigris and accidentally removed some of the adjacent lacquer! Then I thought, why not remove it all, just from the neck. So I did. And now I’m considering doing it to the whole horn. But not using… Read more

  • Finally got my horns on the wall
    by /u/mechesthesia on February 5, 2023 at 12:38 am

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  • Carpal Tunnel Help?
    by /u/Odd_Lecture_5192 on February 5, 2023 at 12:37 am

    Just finishes playing a 3 hour gig and have a really bad carpal tunnel flare up in my right hand. It hurts! Anyone else deal with this and have tips? submitted by /u/Odd_Lecture_5192 [link] [comments]

  • Finally got my horns on the wall
    by /u/mechesthesia on February 5, 2023 at 12:35 am

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  • “Groove In The Rain” – Smooth Tenor Jazz Jam [DixMusicStudio]
    by /u/Mental_Internet853 on February 4, 2023 at 11:18 pm

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  • Joining a rock band and playing shows at bars… have any of you done this? How do you find the right folks?
    by /u/Born-Afternoon3763 on February 4, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Also, how much music composition skills do you usually need to have? To what extent will a sax player in a bar band usually need to write their own parts? submitted by /u/Born-Afternoon3763 [link] [comments]

  • I made a solo saxophone record!
    by /u/nelsondevereaux on February 4, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    Sheet music available for most of the songs, just ask! submitted by /u/nelsondevereaux [link] [comments]

  • Recommendations for a workhorse gigging quality saxophone
    by /u/Embarrassed_Cod8120 on February 4, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Y’all, So I played Sax for about a decade (Alto and Tenor) but after college it fell by the wayside as I got into guitar. I gave my old saxophones to my nephew. I was looking to get back into it, seriously, like 2 hours a day practice at least and maybe find a band. I was curious, because honestly I have no saxophone playing friends. I was curious if there were any pro-recommendations for bang for buck saxophones. If you’re familiar with guitar the Gibson Les Paul Studio is the type of thing I’m looking for. Not the fanciest, but almost anyone in the world would use it and you’ll have it forever and great for the money. I play a lot of Jazz and Classical, but I’ll play literally anything you can make sheet music for. Thanks for the help! submitted by /u/Embarrassed_Cod8120 [link] [comments]

  • Hello
    by invalid@example.com (wmorris33) on February 4, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Hi my name is Will. I play drums, synths, flute, and bass. Learning the sax now. It is winter here in British Columbia – bring the heat!

  • I’m looking to buy a beginner soprano
    by /u/myglassesarebroken1 on February 4, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    I’m looking to buy a used beginner soprano and I found a Allora ASPS-250 on eBay for around 600 dollars. Is this a good start and or good price? Any advice is appreciated. submitted by /u/myglassesarebroken1 [link] [comments]

  • Is it worth buying a century tenor?
    by /u/samhrx on February 4, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    I am on a budget, but love saxophones. I have been saving up for a year to get one but unfortunately I can only afford things low on the quality scale. I am on the fence about getting it because I know it’s low quality but I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever be able to own a saxophone otherwise. I found one for 475 CAD, and I can’t find online if that is a good price or not. Could an expert give me some advice? submitted by /u/samhrx [link] [comments]

  • Tips for how I should practice insanely fast transcriptions like this? I believe this goes at 150 bpm. Thanks
    by /u/Serious_Ant506 on February 4, 2023 at 8:27 pm

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  • Definitely works like a pro
    by /u/SlippingBy on February 4, 2023 at 8:24 pm

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  • Marking Sharps and Flats
    by /u/Thunshot on February 4, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    I have always played music by ear. When it comes to playing in more challenging keys, I sometimes struggle remembering sharp and flat notes. Recently, I resorted to going through my music and writing every single sharp or flat next to each note, whether they were an accidental or not. But now I am wondering if I am just handicapping my sight-reading skills and abilities. What are some ways I can improve at playing in different keys? I practice major scales and arpeggios every day. Also, what are some ways to improve my ability to sight-read? submitted by /u/Thunshot [link] [comments]