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  • Loudest Baritone Sax mouthpiece and Reed Setup?
    by /u/Interesting-Emu-1893 on May 30, 2023 at 1:28 am

    As the title suggests, what’s the best possible setup to produce the loudest sound on the Baritone Sax? submitted by /u/Interesting-Emu-1893 [link] [comments]

  • Professional horn recs?
    by /u/Lanessen on May 30, 2023 at 1:00 am

    Looking at picking up a professional-level alto here soon. I’ve been looking around for probably a year or so now but have been getting distracted by various things here and there. Been to a bunch of music stores all around my state to try some different horns, but none have really felt like “the one” yet. Was wondering if y’all had any recommendations. Figured I’d also add a list of what I’ve play tested for reference. I’m strictly a classical saxophonist, if that helps. I’m trying to stay around $3500, but I’m willing to pay a little extra for a good sound. – Selmer Axos, Mark VI & VII – P. Mauriat PMXA 67RX – Yamaha YAS-62 (absolutely hated this one) – A few Cannonball horns, can’t remember which ones. Thanks in advance! EDIT: forgot to add a price range. EDIT 2: forgot to add something to the list. submitted by /u/Lanessen [link] [comments]

  • If you switched to sax from a different instrument, what did you switch from? I’m curious!
    by /u/Objective-Bowler1953 on May 30, 2023 at 12:56 am

    I personally switched from oboe so I could march! (Alto Sax) submitted by /u/Objective-Bowler1953 [link] [comments]

  • helpp, im a beginner*
    by /u/y0obiii on May 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    the other day i messed up the neck of my saxophone by accidentally throwing it to the ground… can someone help me to know if it has a easy reparation pls. i tried to make something out of desperation but i just made it worse.. the second photo its from now, the first one from when i first noticed also im sorry if my english isn’t the best but ig the photos explain everything submitted by /u/y0obiii [link] [comments]

  • New to me Selmer mkVI gifted to me by my mentor. A little scratched up but no dents. Just had it professionally overhauled and set up. Much different from my yas62
    by /u/chiiingon on May 29, 2023 at 10:29 pm

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  • Advice on Yanagisawa Alto 990
    by invalid@example.com (motondo) on May 29, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Hello, I haven’t written in this forum in a long time. My abilities in your language are very limited. But I follow you daily and I learn and I really enjoy your advice, experiences, etc… On this occasion I would like to know your opinion regarding a saxophone that makes me very excited to buy. It is about Yanagisawa alto 990. I do not have access to be able to examine it physically. I simply have a few photos that are not of good quality.In these photos I think I see clear signs of red… Read more

  • Can you return a saxophone mouthpiece to sweetwater?
    by /u/mana12356 on May 29, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I am someone who has never used sweetwater before and I am looking to purchase a jodyjazz mouthpiece from them. I am wondering, am I able to return this if I am not happy with it once I have tried it? Thanks! submitted by /u/mana12356 [link] [comments]

  • Der Holle Nachklang I – Alto Sax and Piano
    by /u/gregthesquare on May 29, 2023 at 6:41 pm

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  • Songs for beginners?
    by /u/El_Fluff on May 29, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Hello! I’m a bassist that just got my first Sax (an alto) and I’ve been running scales and working on intonation and all that. Any simple/beginner friendly songs you would suggest to help get playing something? submitted by /u/El_Fluff [link] [comments]

  • Georgie Auld Saxophone Model
    by /u/BennyBadman1938 on May 29, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Does anyone know which model Georgie Auld played on in the 40s? Specifically w/ Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw submitted by /u/BennyBadman1938 [link] [comments]

  • Amazon listings are amazing – my favorites are the straight bari (for an extra $1) and the euphonium saxophone.
    by /u/dkreidler on May 29, 2023 at 4:53 pm

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  • BOTM May 2023 – Darn That Dream
    by invalid@example.com (sax panther) on May 29, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Hi everyone Nigel asked me to host BOTM for May, and I’ve chosen Darn That Dream by Jimmy Van Heusen. Recorded by such luminaries as Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker…and hopefully by the end of the month some distinguished members of café saxophone. There is a google drive folder here with some material. I’ve tried to incorporate some of the feedback from the recent thread on SOTM/BOTM participation, so the lead sheets have the lyrics on, and there are two… Read more

  • Strap question
    by invalid@example.com (ptg) on May 29, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Hello! It has been quite a while since I last posted. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and have a healthy and happy new year! I currently use a Neotech alto strap. It’s very comfortable but constantly slips. I found this on the web De Jacques Alto/Tenor Sax Strap-Frederic H. Weiner But…. 1. It’s pricey 2. It has some leather which I try not to buy. Does anyone have any experience with this strap or know of one that will not slip as much? I really prefer a… Read more

  • Saxophone Overhaul Checklist
    by /u/Knight2337 on May 29, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Hey all! I’ve been playing saxophone for a while now and am beginning to work my way into the instrument repair world. My goal is to eventually get to a point of restoring vintage horns and performing overhauls. I guess that’s where my question comes into play. I hear the word “overhaul” all over the place in the repair world, but nobody seems to elaborate what all goes into one and the essential tasks that need to be performed (or a checklist, if you will). If it were you, what would your completed checklist be, in order for you to say you “overhauled” a saxophone. Thanks! submitted by /u/Knight2337 [link] [comments]

  • Trumpet player learning sax over the summer
    by /u/Gubbinnss on May 29, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    My friend is letting me borrow his alto since he now has his Bari that he’ll be playing. I got a new mouthpiece and I’m gonna get his sax on Friday. (June 2nd) Any recommendations for starting out? Any advice to use, book recommendations, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! submitted by /u/Gubbinnss [link] [comments]

  • Looking to buying a new saxophone
    by /u/Fuzzy_Address_8645 on May 29, 2023 at 11:57 am

    Hey All 👋 I”m looking to buying a Selmer mark Vi from 1973 for 3.800 dollars. Is it a good price or should i look for something else? Thanks and have a awesome day 😊 submitted by /u/Fuzzy_Address_8645 [link] [comments]

  • Transposing
    by /u/khaney763 on May 29, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Is there an app that can transpose sheet music? There is a song that I would like to play, but it is for piano. It is in the key of C major. submitted by /u/khaney763 [link] [comments]

  • Looking for a new case for my one-piece straight Soprano
    by /u/DetroitSparty on May 29, 2023 at 5:56 am

    I’ve recently acquired a vintage one-piece straight Soprano Sax, and I’m looking to upgrade to a new case once it comes back from being overhauled. I’ve looked at a variety of cases online, but some just don’t seem like the accommodate a one-piece soprano. I was interested in the Protec case, but the reviews say that it’s not great for my style of sax(neck is not secure). I looked at Tom & Will, but it didn’t look like it held a one-piece in place. The best I found so far is the Bam Signature, but that’s almost $400…. Any help is appreciated! submitted by /u/DetroitSparty [link] [comments]

  • SOTM May 2023 What the world needs now
    by invalid@example.com (chadders) on May 29, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Hi all – For Mays Song of the Month I thought I would try something by the great Burt Bacharach – the problem is, there are just so many great songs to choose from! After a bit of deliberation, I have gone for “What the world needs now”- I chose this for no other reason than I really like it :0) Here is the link to the files I have included a slower & brisker version mp3 – there is a whole bar of 3 & a beat “count in” to the 2 beat lead-in to the accompaniment start – the song… Read more

  • What are y’all’s opinion on Allora Paris Series Saxophones? I have an Alto and have owned it for 4 years now.
    by /u/iamjimmymrollins on May 29, 2023 at 12:52 am

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  • Latin Classical pieces for Alto?
    by /u/pseudoscxience on May 28, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    I really love playing Latin pieces, I’ve played Piazzolla’s Oblivion, Histoire du Tango (quartet version), and 7 Tango Etudes, but I can’t find anymore pieces in this niche- I would love some recommendations! (Unaccompanied, with accompaniment, hell even a Latin style concerto if that exists!) submitted by /u/pseudoscxience [link] [comments]

  • Suggestions on a pro level saxophone that is suitable for both jazz and classical playing?
    by /u/WishieWalshie on May 28, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve been playing saxophone for 9-10 years now and I’m looking for a suggestion on a pro level alto that can play both jazz and classical on a serious level. Much of my playing career I’ve gotten away with playing on school lent saxophones, but now that I’m transferring colleges I no longer have access to a pro level horn. At my old college they had a Mark VII that I got comfortable on before having to let it go just a couple months ago. Ideally I’m looking to buy new but don’t want to buy a horn that puts me in a “box”. It seems like most pro horns on the market are marketed as being either “jazz” or “classical”. I just want to have a horn that I can be comfortable on and won’t stick out in either a classical/jazz college studio. Right now I have the budget to only buy one pro horn that would at the very least get me through a masters degree. And I don’t have Selmer Supreme money either. Only three horns come to mind that fit my criteria which are: a Yamaha YAS-62, a Yani, or even a Eastman Rue St George. If anyone has any opinions on other options that I should keep my eyes out for that would be great. submitted by /u/WishieWalshie [link] [comments]

  • Podcast Interview with Sax Player Joe Arnold (Stax, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, etc…)
    by /u/soundsvisualmedia on May 28, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    https://www.soundsvisualradio.com/podcast/episode-154-joe-arnold/ Joe Arnold’s saxophone can be heard on classic recordings by artists including Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, The Mar Keys, John Hammond, Booker T & The MG’s, Jack MacDuff, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, and Sam & Dave. He also toured with the Stax Revue and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Originally hailing from Mississippi, and then Memphis, Joe became involved with Stax Records at the young age of twenty, and made history on some of the best soul music ever laid to tape. He also cut some great 45’s under his own name for the Scepter/Wand and Cotillion labels. submitted by /u/soundsvisualmedia [link] [comments]

  • Podcast Interview with Sax Player Joe Arnold (Stax Records, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Albert King, Sam & Dave, etc etc)
    by /u/soundsvisualmedia on May 28, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    https://www.soundsvisualradio.com/podcast/episode-154-joe-arnold/ Joe Arnold’s saxophone can be heard on classic recordings by artists including Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, The Mar Keys, John Hammond, Booker T & The MG’s, Jack MacDuff, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, and Sam & Dave. He also toured with the Stax Revue and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Originally hailing from Mississippi, and then Memphis, Joe became involved with Stax Records at the young age of twenty, and made history on some of the best soul music ever laid to tape. He also cut some great 45’s under his own name for the Scepter/Wand and Cotillion labels. submitted by /u/soundsvisualmedia [link] [comments]

  • Can anyone help me what’s the difference between these saxophones?
    by /u/max6479 on May 28, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    I’m looking for a tenor sax for beginner (I’m a professional musician adult that plays different instruments but not sax). Knowing a Yamaha YTS 280 exceeds the price I can afford, I’m looking at these models from Thomann but I can’t tell if there’s a real difference between them or which one is actually “better”. Startone STS-75 (449 $). https://www.thomann.de/es/startone_sts75_tenorsaxophon.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw98ujBhCgARIsAD7QeAgIFvqBgPy-qcJ_yP6slVv0N75qENX6BUVCiLuXAI78Rx5RZqXUR6AaAhudEALw_wcB Thomann TTS-180 (498 $). All I can tell is that this one has the high F frontal key and the others don’t but idk if it’s relevant as you can use the palm keys anyways. https://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_tts_180_tenor_saxophone.htm Thomann TTS-350 Antique (550 $). It’s the same as the next I’m going to name but has a vintage look. https://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_antique_tenor_saxophon.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw98ujBhCgARIsAD7QeAiRbpEhKUpHaglhkvuogeVIv3LwoOFeifhUc979dbOu3jrbazRRWdEaArgGEALw_wcB Thomann TTS-350 (750 $). https://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_tts350.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw98ujBhCgARIsAD7QeAhZhSO_R7CKoyixbMD3yGVMqcAYpBXhzD94J9Of69tqVNAbo9WviDEaAjpaEALw_wcB I’ve also looked at videos of people playing them but as I’m not a sax player I can’t really tell the difference. And looking at the description of the instruments I’m just lost. For instance, I don’t know if the vintage look affects badly for the sound on the TTS-350 and that’s why it’s cheaper, neither do I know if the TTS-350 is really better quality than the TTS-180. Any comments will be appreciated! submitted by /u/max6479 [link] [comments]

  • Playing in a band
    by invalid@example.com (Ballymenaboy) on May 28, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Just recently started playing with a Jazz Band of about 16 members and had some trepidation about my sight reading which had fallen into decay however with the help of some of the other sax players in the band my reading has come on a lot and it is a fantastic experience playing with others for a change. Playing a part in an arrangement is totally different from playing with backing tracks at home and the discipline of playing with others was another challenge that I am enjoying. First… Read more

  • Looking to buy a beginning sax
    by /u/calciumcatt on May 28, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Hi, I main brass instruments and have played trumpet for a couple of years but I really want to get into sax/woodwinds this summer once school is out. I found a tenor sax on marketplace that’s in my price range(I don’t think I can spend anymore than $500, don’t have the money ATM) and I know selmer is a good sax brand, but that’s about it. I know you’re technically supposed to start out on alto but I honestly don’t care for how alto sax sounds and I don’t want to buy an alto just because it’s standard to learn on and then have to purchase a tenor anyways. I looked it up and brand new these usually go for about $1500. There only seems to be some minor dents on the sax and the person whos selling says it’s in good condition. I don’t plan on doing sax for anything but a hobby so I don’t need anything insanely good and I’ll probably spend some money getting a good mouthpiece since those sometimes fix issues that comes with a cheaper/student horn. If this isn’t a good pick, can anyone recommend any brands or models that would be good to keep a lookout for on marketplace? Thank you:) submitted by /u/calciumcatt [link] [comments]

  • Saxophone lesson with a professional
    by /u/GrimWeanoc on May 28, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Hey! My name is Mag.art. Zsombor L. Nemeskéri I am a professional saxophon player. I’ve finished my master studies in Vienna, on the Music and Performing Arts University and as such I got the Titel: “Magister Artium”. I would like to invite you, to study this beautiful instrument with me! Currently I am teaching private (in person and Online too), and in the Yamaha music school and also playing concerts and gigs. It doesn’t matter if you are beginning your journey or you already a semi-professional, I am sure I can help you further 🙂 I have students from all ages from child to adults and we always found the best way to work together. If you want to book a lesson with me don’t hesitate to contact me directly here or through my email: nzsombor95@gmail.com My YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/@ZsombiNSAX submitted by /u/GrimWeanoc [link] [comments]

  • What is the one thing that remained a bad habit, and wish you would practice from the beginning?
    by /u/Grgsz on May 28, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    For me it’s practicing only either without the octave key, or with it. I got used to a finger placement where I don’t need to be able to quickly switch from C to (with octave key) D. submitted by /u/Grgsz [link] [comments]

  • My New baritone saxophone
    by invalid@example.com (jcn664) on May 28, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    My New baryton saxophone, que pensez-vous de ce saxophone ???

  • Are Selmer tenor necks interchangeable?
    by /u/habitualNiki on May 28, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Looking to get back into playing. I have a Selmer Bundy II and zero clue where the neck is. Go figure. I’m having a hell of a time finding a replacement–unexpected!! Are Selmer (or any other brand) tenor necks interchangeable? If not, does anyone have any leads on a Bundy II neck? ​ Appreciate your help!! submitted by /u/habitualNiki [link] [comments]

  • What project are you working/thinking about working on
    by invalid@example.com (Clivey) on May 28, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Thought that a post like this may get us to reveal our recording goals for the near future. Just thinking and discussing them can be the kickstart required. I originally intended to spend a few weeks sharpening my live set but have instead succumbed to the easier and lazier route of a new triptych /EP that I will unimaginatively be calling “3”. With a release date third of March and comprising 3 new numbers all in 3/4. One traditional,One “out there” One either latin or maybe even jazz. Well… Read more