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  • Tonguing and vibrato
    by invalid@example.com (jools28) on September 29, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Hi all, So I never really learnt how to do articulation properly since I never had a teacher I just play as a hobby. But I’m going back to basics and learning it properly this time. Basically I just want to check I’m getting to grips with it and have the right idea and am not overcomplicating things in my head. So I’ve read the page on here on tonguing and I get what you are supposed to do and can do it I just wanted to double check when to use it. The only time I don’t use it is when I’m… Read more

  • Selmer mark 6 myth and truth
    by invalid@example.com (Punchysax) on September 29, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Any mark 6 owners out there willing to share their thoughts why these horns are so sought after and are they really that that good.

  • Mark VI Alto – What to look for?
    by invalid@example.com (sunsetandlabrea) on September 29, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    I’m considering buying a Mark VI alto, what do I look for? The general consensus amongst folk seems to be to go and try several, because some are poor to average and some are great. I doubt I’ll have that luxury where I can find several at the same time, although I can at least take my current alto and compare against that. Any thoughts? Thanks.

  • New Sakkusu “Tick” Logo Alto – UNPLAYED!
    by invalid@example.com (DavidUK) on September 29, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Where do I find them!… This is brand new, old stock. I’ve taken it out of its case once just to look it over to check for damage – none. You probably know Sax.co.uk changed from this well regarded “Tick Logo” model, made in Taiwan, to their current model which I believe is made in China. The new model doesn’t seem to be as well regarded as the Tick model and sells for £369 on their website. Some Googling research will tell you all… Here we have the older model in… Read more

  • My new “DIY” pads…
    by invalid@example.com (DavidUK) on September 29, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    This thread follows on from my earlier one here: Why have pads had the same design for 150 years? You may have also noticed I’ve been asking about resonators, key bounce, sprung weight of key cups, thin pads, cheap pads, cutting brass, and thread lock fluid. Well, I’ve come up with an idea for a new type of padding system which takes some cues from Codera, Toptone, Jim Schmidt, and others who have designed what they feel is a better system than the 150 year old one of glueing… Read more

  • Fake YAS-62 spotted..?
    by invalid@example.com (DavidUK) on September 29, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    The Serial number and “Japan” look wrong, and the engraving. I’m looking on my phone, so tricky to be certain… Anyone have a “letter prefixed serial number” 62 and could post a photo of the model/serial number? Many thanks.

  • Any Thomann bass saxophone owners on here?
    by invalid@example.com (Damflask) on September 29, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Any Thomman bass saxophone owners on here?

  • Metal Clarinet service repad
    by invalid@example.com (PigSquealer) on September 29, 2022 at 11:50 am

    And so begins this project. This is a Cundy Bettoney Cadet (intermediate level) dated to early 1930’s. The Silva-Bet was the Pro model and Three Star was student entry level. The Silva-Bet is still deemed one of the best metal clarinets ever made. Hopefully this Cadet doesn’t scare the dog away. I’ve restored a couple handfuls of wood and plastic clarinets although this is my first metal. Onward….. After a thorough overview I did not see any damage. Everything functioned as it should… Read more

  • Budget-ish Bass Clarinet
    by invalid@example.com (Damflask) on September 29, 2022 at 9:53 am

    I’m looking for a secondhand Bass Clarinet if anybody has one to sell?

  • is my saxophone still wort it to sell? I bought it 2 years ago, but was just able to play it little do to physical complications.. since then it stood freely in my apartment and got dusty / rusty.. bought it for 600 bucks used in a store and need the money for living right now.. Thanks for your help
    by /u/Ry-k on September 29, 2022 at 9:43 am

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  • best beginner advice/tools
    by /u/flatdecktrucker92 on September 29, 2022 at 3:55 am

    Good day everyone, I am looking into picking up a tenor saxophone on Friday, I played trumpet through highschool and picked up guitar for 8 years. It has been a few years since I played because of tendinitis. I feel like the hand position on a saxophone will be more relaxed than the guitar and my hands have been improving lately. What I am looking for is advice on what to look for in a used instrument. Common flaws or damage,. I am going to look at a used Conn sax that is listed at $300obo CAD. I have read some bad reviews on that brand so I want to see what I should watch out for. I don’t really want to drop $1000 just to find out that my hands can’t handle this instrument either but if they can I will likely upgrade before too long. Also, I am looking for advice on how to start out, bad habits to avoid, books or video instructors that are work checking out. I’m planning to take at least a few in person lessons at the start to make sure I have a bit of a foundation to start with but any insight would be much appreciated. Tl;dr – long time musician, first time Sax, any guidance whatsoever is appreciated submitted by /u/flatdecktrucker92 [link] [comments]

  • New Selmer Tenor is coming?
    by /u/clvnguo on September 29, 2022 at 3:35 am

    Just heard from a musical instruments dealer that Selmer is not receiving orders of jubilee II, Reference 54, 36 tenor anymore. Seems like something new is coming in 2023! So excited! submitted by /u/clvnguo [link] [comments]

  • i want to learn saxophone but reeds are incredibly expensive
    by /u/ItsZombieGamerZ on September 29, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Are synthetic reeds a good replacement for cane reeds? Also, are they infinite use or do they also chip and wear out like cane reeds? One pack of reeds here (i have no idea if it’s different in other places) is 30$ and i don’t know how many I’ll need every month submitted by /u/ItsZombieGamerZ [link] [comments]

  • Looking for a classical duet arrangement for alto saxophone and euphonium/baritone
    by /u/2b2troll on September 29, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Hi all, I have a concert coming in the next months and I would like to prepare a classical duet with a saxophone and a euph. Any suggestions?? Much appreciated submitted by /u/2b2troll [link] [comments]

  • Looking to do more research on what model my tenor is, any help? (Info in comments)
    by /u/ViperDaFolf on September 29, 2022 at 12:50 am

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  • Is it a problem that my ligature is a little bit over the hole of the mouthpiece ?
    by /u/timmoesz on September 28, 2022 at 9:31 pm

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  • Saxophone recommendations for beginners?
    by /u/redstonebros on September 28, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I am looking into buying a beginner level alto saxophone. I have some musical experience: I played violin through high school, and have some experience with guitar and mandolin, but nothing brass or woodwind. Can anyone here recommend a quality beginner horn that is of good value? I’ve watched a couple of youtubers that have tried out some Amazon altos (~$300), and they seemed to be impressed by the value of the instruments in terms of that they are half-decent instruments that won’t break the bank. Basically, I want to know if these cheaper horns are good for a beginner who wants to get their feet wet before diving in. submitted by /u/redstonebros [link] [comments]

  • need help identifying this saxophone
    by /u/_max_rebo on September 28, 2022 at 7:52 pm

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  • Is this the more desirable one?
    by invalid@example.com (Damflask) on September 28, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I was given this, it has the tick logo, but white key touches instead of the black ones I have seen. Is the Taiwanese incarnation?

  • What’s a good saxophone to buy?
    by /u/MemeKing690 on September 28, 2022 at 6:50 pm

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  • 1AO mouthpiece
    by /u/johnjord2345 on September 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    What does a used good condition Bill Evans 1AO mouthpiece sell for? Not new but i would say a fair condition. TIA submitted by /u/johnjord2345 [link] [comments]

  • Issue with D and Octave Key on Alto
    by invalid@example.com (John S) on September 28, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Hi everyone, One of my students bought a very cheap alto. It works really well in most respects but for some reason when she plays the D on the staff I hear an A a 5th above. I have tried it myself and the same thing happens, though not always. There is no problem with the low D or with the Eb above the problem D, but there is a problem if I finger low C and hit the octave key (I also hear a G a 5th above). I notice that when I press the octave key and I have the G fingered, the octave… Read more

  • Playing by ear
    by invalid@example.com (Taz) on September 28, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Several people have expressed an interest in a thread on playing by ear and, after showing off, it would appear that this is my penance! I’m just kidding, actually I’m quite keen to help out any musicians who struggle. This is just my take on the subject, I’m hoping that others will offer their views and opinions. In this thread no one is right or wrong. There are no hard and fast rules, so with those guidelines in place, let’s get going. Firstly, not being able to read music is something… Read more

  • Every Kinda People
    by /u/Individual-Turn7638 on September 28, 2022 at 4:34 pm

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  • Every Kinda People
    by /u/Individual-Turn7638 on September 28, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Here’s this week’s warm up – missing Robert Palmer on the anniversary of his death. He had a great style and groove! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-MROk28brA submitted by /u/Individual-Turn7638 [link] [comments]

  • How to slap tongue
    by /u/Traditional-Result13 on September 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    I watched some videos of how to do it but I can’t exactly create a vacuum between the reed and my tongue. I may need some help/tips on this. submitted by /u/Traditional-Result13 [link] [comments]

  • Movie Intro medley Sax ver.
    by /u/Negative_Estate6811 on September 28, 2022 at 4:12 pm

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  • Blue Train – 8th Chorus – John Coltrane – Free Transcription in Comments
    by /u/robmcleansax on September 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm

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  • Bought a saxophone at an antique store, need help figuring out the year it was made
    by /u/themuffinman985 on September 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    It’s an Armstrong brand alto sax with the serial number that looks like N216699. I’ve tried looking online but I haven’t been sure. Any help would be appreciated. submitted by /u/themuffinman985 [link] [comments]

  • Original Geoff Lawton made Soprano /piece 7
    by invalid@example.com (Damflask) on September 28, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    As above 300 quid posted

  • SOTM September 2022 “The Entertainer”
    by invalid@example.com (jbtsax) on September 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    A while back a Cafe member @eb424 introduced me to a wonderful recording of “The Entertainer” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk done in a slow blues style. We communicated back and forth about how Band in a Box might be used to make a backing track in that style and I started experimenting with it. When I was asked to host SOTM for September, I though it might be of interest to some members to try the song in that style. I did a lot of searching for recordings of the song done in a slow blues… Read more

  • ThisLooksFun
    by /u/P-3-P-S-I on September 28, 2022 at 10:49 am

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