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  • Playing by ear
    by invalid@example.com (Taz) on October 22, 2021 at 6:17 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

  • Making Music Theory Simple (Part 2)
    by invalid@example.com (TenorVibes) on October 22, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    [Admin edit: I’ve split this off from the other thread as the discussion now seems to be getting sensible ] CliveMA said: +1, tl; dr Click to expand… It’s only easy if you find it to be easy. I found it interesting because I had a fascination with music. Others at school struggled with the music theory, even when it appeared to be obvious and simply to me. For example, how many people don’t like maths. It’s because their school experience was negative. They were not taught in a way that stimulated them in… Read more

  • Looking for a new reed brand
    by invalid@example.com (Caz) on October 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    I currently use Vandoren reds #3 with my Guardala traditional tenor mpc, and have noticed that the reed is just a tiny bit wider than my mpc. Just for the experiment of it, i trimmed the sides of the reed so it aligned with the rails of the mpc. This had the effect that i could hit altissimo G with little effort. So my question is, do reeds come in different width? – i have honestly never given this any thoughts.

  • A Case of very nice
    by invalid@example.com (spike) on October 22, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    A case of very nice indeed wiseman london saxophone cases

  • Playing With Myself – Four Brothers
    by /u/kmc7794 on October 22, 2021 at 5:06 pm

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  • Playing With Myself – Four Brothers
    by /u/kmc7794 on October 22, 2021 at 5:04 pm

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  • Free Transcription! Lester Young’s solo on Oh, Lady Be Good!
    by invalid@example.com (Saxteacher UK) on October 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Hello one and all! After a brief hiatus we’re back with another FREE transcription of a classic Prez solo, this time on Oh, Lady Be Good! As always the music is free to download for both Tenor and transposed for Alto. Link: Lester Young Transcription – Oh, Lady Be Good! And a follow-along is available on YouTube View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1JoJeH9UU Enjoy!

  • G# Key (and low C# Key) – Two Questions
    by invalid@example.com (rhysonsax) on October 22, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve been playing saxophone for 40+ years and I have a couple of really basic questions – I guess we all keep learning ! 1. When you are playing in sharp keys that include G# (A major, E major and beyond) – do you hold done the G# key all the time or just when playing G#s ? I typically have kept the G# down, but just recently I have noticed (on alto at least) how much that raises the pitch on the A1 and particularly A2 – which play around 15 cents sharp for me. I guess the G# tone hole… Read more

  • Gander Meander
    by invalid@example.com (saxstorm) on October 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Please take a look at my latest Youtube upload on View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6d4rQyQXHQ&t=12s If anyone wants to have a shot I will upload the tenor part and backing!

  • What project are you working/thinking about working on
    by invalid@example.com (Clivey) on October 22, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    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

  • In the market for a new tenor mouthpiece
    by /u/grape_jeebus on October 22, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I’m looking for a mouthpiece that will pair well with my Yanagisawa TW020. I want something with a bright tone that can cut pretty well in a big band. Any suggestions? submitted by /u/grape_jeebus [link] [comments]

  • Logged 50 hours of practice time…
    by /u/Phunkey_Phish on October 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    I have been playing alto for 2 months now and just hit a milestone of 50 hours logged practice time last night. I love this instrument!!! Just wanted to share 🙂 submitted by /u/Phunkey_Phish [link] [comments]

  • Greetings from Sydney, Australia.
    by invalid@example.com (S150436) on October 22, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Here to help, get help, and make beautiful music together!

  • Hello!
    by invalid@example.com (edwardonsax) on October 22, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Hello! I have been playing alto the longest, but got a curved soprano a few years ago and now have a tenor. Mostly just play open mics

  • Making Music Theory Simple
    by invalid@example.com (Pete Thomas) on October 22, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Music theory is actually very easy. Yer Octave. (8 notes, 7 notes or 12 notes?) First learn a one octave scale. That word octave describes what we call an interval, which is basically the number of “steps” between the bottom and top note. The word octave comes from the latin meaning eight, so naturally there are seven notes in this scale. However we can also think of these notes as steps from the bottom to top note and although there are seven steps, two of… Read more

  • Sax House 2021 – Saxophone House 2021 – Deep House Saxophone
    by /u/MelanieIsaGold on October 22, 2021 at 7:05 am

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  • Sax House 2021 – Saxophone House 2021 – Deep House Saxophone
    by /u/MelanieIsaGold on October 22, 2021 at 7:04 am

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  • I made a tutor video for Sleaze-Ball from Sax Scorchers
    by /u/GlennNZ on October 22, 2021 at 7:01 am

    During all these lockdowns, I’ve been making YouTube videos for my students. It seemed to make sense to tailor them for anyone though, so today, I’d like to share Sleaze-Ball, which took me far longer to edit than I intended. I’m guilty of doing everything in one take, so sometimes I get too carried away 🙂 So yes, it was a long one, but there’s a bunch more on my channel if you’d like to see what else I’ve put together. They’re all targeted toward the beginner to advanced level (not pro). Admittedly I’m more a clarinet player, but almost all my students are saxophonists! Perhaps you’ll find some repertoire you like. submitted by /u/GlennNZ [link] [comments]

  • Would it be a bad idea to remove this? I can’t play sitting or standing because it’s very sharp
    by /u/Aware_Produce7420 on October 22, 2021 at 3:55 am

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  • Thoughts on P.Mauriat?
    by /u/TurtleTables on October 22, 2021 at 1:01 am

    can’t deny that scott paddock got me highly interested in investing in a p.mauriat for my upgrade (had the same beginner sax for over a decade now). i like how the un-lacquered vintage models have these big bells and scott always promotes its growliness, theres just smthng about it idk submitted by /u/TurtleTables [link] [comments]

  • Just started playing alto sax today. (I’m a clarinet player mainly) how’s my sound and any tips to improve?
    by /u/El_Queso2 on October 22, 2021 at 12:17 am

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  • S90 180 vs AL5/3 vs Concept
    by /u/keananalto on October 21, 2021 at 10:55 pm

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  • S90 180 vs AL5/3 vs Concept
    by /u/keananalto on October 21, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I’d like to know everyone’s opinion on these mouthpieces! I play on a selmer concept, and have for about 6 months now. I’m the lead player for my high schools wind ensamble and would like a little more projection, and would also like to know the difference in feel from the round to square chamber. I’ve tried an al4 before and it was pretty nice, but I know they differ from the AL3’s and AL5’s. Anything you can tell me about these mouthpieces would be great! I really like the concept, but it doesn’t completely like the one for me. I prefer a darker more American classical tone If this helps. I play on Vandoren blue box 3.0’s or 3.5’s and a Yamaha Custom 82ZII with a V1 neck. submitted by /u/keananalto [link] [comments]

  • Any Sax tuners out there?
    by /u/TheSpanishSteed on October 21, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I’m a musical instruments builder, and I’ve been tinkering with the idea of a saxophone for a good long while now. I’ve got body and bell roughed out in terms of design and physical shape, but I’m wondering if there’s anyone who can either help me with a diagram of where the tone holes go as a starting point, or even better, the math behind getting those holes located! Thanks. Edit: I have an order of building operations I think makes the most sense given I have a lot of wood to play with. I’m not building just a one off, so here’s my building thought pattern. Recorder/ whistle Flute (in 3 different keys) Clarinet Soprano sax Alto sax Tenor sax submitted by /u/TheSpanishSteed [link] [comments]

  • Sing a Song of Song (Kenny Garrett) – Alto/Tenor Cover
    by /u/jnmoen7 on October 21, 2021 at 9:45 pm

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  • Help request: G# key slippery when wet
    by invalid@example.com (AndyB) on October 21, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I have a YAS62 that has a fairly small and completely smooth brass G# key. If any saliva condenses and drips there it becomes really hard to keep a grip on it. I notice that some horns have G# keys that have a surface with more friction. Is there any sort of fix up for slippery G# keys. Thanks.

  • Best Saxophone
    by /u/KingRobertIofIceland on October 21, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Which saxophone on the market is the best in terms of quality, performance, and value? I’m interested in getting into plying the saxophone submitted by /u/KingRobertIofIceland [link] [comments]

  • Opinions on the Otto Link Super Tone Master 7?
    by /u/HandsomeWhale99 on October 21, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Hello, I play tenor sax with a Yamaha custom mouthpiece. It’s size is 5 I believe. I am considering getting the Super Tone Master 7 because I love the sound it puts out, atleast from what I’ve heard from recordings. Though, it is quite expensive. Should I test it out if my local music store allows it? I do marching band, concert band, pep band and jazz band. I hope to get into higher level (symphonic, Wind symphony) bands eventually. Any help is appreciated. submitted by /u/HandsomeWhale99 [link] [comments]

  • High a sounds fuzzy?
    by /u/HandsomeWhale99 on October 21, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Hello, I play tenor sax. I’ve been playing since 2019, and I have a beautiful Bundy mark I. Ever since marching band started this year for my school, whenever I play high a it has this weird fuzzy noise. I’m not sure if it just sounds like that on my end or not, but it’s been bothersome. Normal a sounds fine. I’ve Googled this before, and couldn’t find much help. It does help when I play more confidently and loudly, but I have a part in a piece that’s a bunch of high a’s in 8th and 16th notes. Is this just a problem everyone has? Could it be the mouthpiece, reed or just my instrument? I play with a Yamaha custom and vandoren ZZ reeds, 3.0. If memory serves me right, even when I used Rico a few months ago, it had the fuzzy noise as well. I also might add that high Bb sounds fine, and I use the 1, 2 and the side Bb fingering. Any help would be appreciated. submitted by /u/HandsomeWhale99 [link] [comments]

  • Your Favourite Picture Of You Playing
    by invalid@example.com (Veggie Dave) on October 21, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    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

  • Saxophone blues instruction material in the wrong keys?
    by invalid@example.com (AndyB) on October 21, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I have used several excellent online saxophone instruction programs that I felt I got a lot of benefit from. And I have a bunch of blues method and lesson books. However, I also felt that I was not getting much material in the keys that I needed for the blues songs that I know and love. Being a scientist by training, I collected lists of the keys for well over 100 traditional blues songs and over 100 sax transcripts and lessons that I have in my collection and I did the math. There really… Read more

  • Tenor Viol’s musings
    by invalid@example.com (Tenor Viol) on October 21, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    OK. I’ve thought about doing this for a while – setting up a general thread for me to post in, rather than necessarily creating a separate new thread every time for relatively minor matters, or discussion of how things are going etc. So, the first item is my FB page got me with an Amazon advert and I seem to have ordered a jazz theroy book… It will get delivered to the Amazon lockers at work on Monday Tomorrow is a Café Trio/Quartet…Septet day where @trimmy is going to… Read more