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  • Advanced Song Title Game
    by invalid@example.com (Pete Thomas) on July 31, 2021 at 12:18 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

  • synthetic reeds and scores
    by invalid@example.com (eb424) on July 31, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I have 2 theo wanne pieces of similar ilk….I used to use cane reeds but because of the temperature in the caravan where I was playing I tried legere wow…My question is this one of the TWs sounds better in the large empty hall I play in and indoors or in the van the other sounds nicer…. I heard that each mouthpiece should have a different reed re different tables… Would this apply to synthetic? I cant see why it would. Also I want to play in a band or at least with others and have… Read more

  • Best Woodwind Case | Woodwind Doublers
    by /u/JazzImprovBasics on July 31, 2021 at 11:44 am

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  • Hi fellow Sax players. Have played Sax for many years. Best instrument on the planet.
    by invalid@example.com (Jez Guest) on July 31, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Hi fellow Sax players. Have played Sax for many years and is the best instrument on the planet.

  • Celebrating Uncommon Musical Instrument Awareness Day with these beauties!
    by /u/TheLonelySaxophone on July 31, 2021 at 11:21 am

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  • eBay flippers
    by invalid@example.com (Hankenstine) on July 31, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I recently decided to sell a few mouthpieces on ebay. One of them was an old metal Selmer tenor mouthpiece. The auction finished Saturday afternoon and I was just browsing ebay this evening (Sunday night) and noticed it’s already back up for sale (at a significantly higher starting bid price than what it sold for) using my auction photos and now described as: “… VINTAGE, RARE & HIGHLY COLLECTABLE! UNUSUALLY GREAT CONDITION FOR AGE. BLOWS SUPERBLY WITH THAT FABULOUS RICH SELMER METAL… Read more

  • SOTM July 2021: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”
    by invalid@example.com (squeak) on July 31, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Greetings for July! Nigel(d) has generously asked me to chose a song of the month for July 2021. I have seen and listened to plenty of these threads and figured that given the opportunity, I would choose something not too hard and a bit off the beaten track in terms of the saxophone. I absolutely love Nina Simone, including her rendition of Billy Taylor’s wonderful “I Wish I knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”. It is basically a sad Gospel/R&B tune from a not ancient past that remains eerily… Read more

  • Tenor Viol’s musings
    by invalid@example.com (Tenor Viol) on July 31, 2021 at 6:55 am

    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

  • Up for a musical challenge?
    by invalid@example.com (randulo) on July 31, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Silly season is obviously here. Up for a musical challenge? Let’s see what you can create on this simple melody. Simply download these files for the verse of a song I wrote and recorded in 1994 and Eb and Bb melody images. Record this or any other line you want to use as harmony. Record one part or several. It’s actually simple enough to be played without reading the music and without much practice. Let’s see if anyone can answer this… Read more

  • Looking to get back into playing my sax – questions about restoration
    by /u/axkoam on July 31, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Hi all, I recently grabbed my old saxophone from my parent’s house that I played as a kid. It has been close to 20 years but I got the itch again. I had a couple of questions about restoration. https://imgur.com/a/sm1QXhm I’ve linked to an album above and I’m particularly asking about how (or even if I should) to go about cleaning the inside the of the horn? There is the greenish corrosion looking staining, not sure how easy it is to see it in the photos. I read some conflicting blogs about how to clean instruments and I didn’t want to ruin it. It was my father’s before me and is at least 45-50 years old. That brings up another question. It says “Conn USA” which seems like it merged with Selmer, but I was curious if it was possible to date the sax. Other than the Conn logo, I can only find a marking engraved that says “H80230” but googling doesn’t seem to turn anything up. Thanks! submitted by /u/axkoam [link] [comments]

  • Which Tenor for a first sax around £500?
    by invalid@example.com (dreadnet) on July 30, 2021 at 9:30 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.

  • Can you fluttertounge?
    by /u/Snorlax158 on July 30, 2021 at 8:23 pm

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  • The best sound i’ve ever made through a saxophone
    by /u/ZSebra on July 30, 2021 at 8:13 pm

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  • Looking for a saxophonist to work with!
    by /u/203bosko on July 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Hi, im stan van dijk, im a music producer from amsterdam who is looking for a sax player to work with.(mainly soprano, alt and tenor but some bari could be fun to) I mainly make electronic jazz, but since electronic jazz is a very vague term ill specify. I really like flying lotus, jameszoo, badbadnotgood etc. And here is a link to some tune’s of mine: https://soundcloud.com/203bosko/sets/stan-van-dijk-production-cycle-periode-4-jaar-2/s-RXvhJbRBpyE Shoot a pm if you like it, would love to hear and work with you guys! submitted by /u/203bosko [link] [comments]

  • Baritone Saxophone Not Playing Lower Than G
    by /u/RichieKYT on July 30, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    TECHNICALLY it plays F and E sometimes but only if I go from G to those. Basically the title, but I’ve tried being looser, tighter, pushing harder, all that. Sounds like if the octave key was being held. Pad issue? Key issue? Screw issue? I’m being incompetent issue? submitted by /u/RichieKYT [link] [comments]

  • Tenor wildly out of tune?
    by /u/adhayes1919 on July 30, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    I initially learned alto, but upon picking up tenor (school own instrument), every note I play is really flat, even with the mouthpiece pushed in as far as I can. The mouthpiece I use also isn’t great (not awful though), the ligature even worse (doesn’t tighten very well). Is it possible either of these are causing it? I figure not, but I really don’t know much about the instrument to be honest. Im thinking its probably my embouchure, but Ive watched through a couple videos and I dont think im making it too firm, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I was wrong. What should I do to try and troubleshoot this? submitted by /u/adhayes1919 [link] [comments]

  • Do you guys take grade exams?
    by /u/Putrid_Tie3807 on July 30, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    So I’ve been learning the sax for a couple of months now and have a really good teacher who suggested that I could start going for grade exams, but only if it was something I wanted to do. I’m just wondering if many saxophonists even bother to take grade exams? submitted by /u/Putrid_Tie3807 [link] [comments]

  • Problem with tuning alto saxophone!
    by /u/Adamanos on July 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I recently got an alto saxophone but I am having trouble tuning it. When I play a note with just the mouth piece my tuner app says I am playing a G flat. According to various sites I should be producing an E flat, any ideas what the problem could be? submitted by /u/Adamanos [link] [comments]

  • Voices: The main saxophone family members
    by invalid@example.com (randulo) on July 30, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Who is your favorite player of each of the FOUR main saxophones: Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano. Other saxophones, please start another post. Show a video or sound file you particularly find exceptional. You are welcome to add files you feel represent an excellent setting for an excellent player performing on one of these instruments. I’d love to read any details that influence that decision. These four represent for me the best use of the sound and range. Note: Please keep the posts… Read more

  • What are some good classical melodies to start with on sax?
    by /u/TheEarlofEarhole on July 30, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    My teacher suggested Vocalise by Rachmaninoff and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto 2nd Movement which I just started working on. Any other suggestions? Thanks!! submitted by /u/TheEarlofEarhole [link] [comments]

  • How do you keep your reed wet during a performance without looking like a lizard?
    by /u/theultrayik on July 30, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Does anyone else get self-conscious about licking their reed at a performance, particularly during a solo piece? submitted by /u/theultrayik [link] [comments]

  • Doorbell
    by invalid@example.com (Saxokim) on July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Hello from Vancouver Island, Canada. I’ve been playing a borrowed Yamaha alto sax for about a month and really enjoying it. Kim

  • Buy mouthpiece without trying
    by /u/Dryagedsteakeater on July 30, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I want to buy a new mouthpiece for my tenor, but I buy it I wanted to ask if you think it’s a good ideabuying it online without trying it. My main concern is that i’m planning on ordering a slightly bigger tip opening, although I didn’t try different tip openings than my current mouthepiece, and also I’m ordering more of a jazz mouthepiece than my current one, so baffle and chamber mmight also be different. What’s your opinion? submitted by /u/Dryagedsteakeater [link] [comments]

  • Hi everyone
    by invalid@example.com (Steve pluck) on July 30, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Hi everyone, l live in Holland on Sea in Essex, been playing Alto for 14 months. Absolutely love it but so frustrating as well.

  • Interesting Saxophone Heritage
    by /u/frong_boy on July 30, 2021 at 5:29 am

    A little background about me; I’ve been playing saxophone for a little and am now pursuing a music education degree while continuing to study saxophone at college. Fact that I even started on saxophone was almost completely by chance, but I ended up carrying on an important family heritage that I didn’t even know about. After I had been playing sax for a few years my grandfather would tell me every once in a while that his father used to play the tenor in college. This I knew for a while and although I found it somewhat interest, I didn’t give the fact much mind until fall of last year. It was that fall that my grandfather came over to my house one evening with a surprise gift. My grandfather’s cousin (I call him my great uncle for simplicity) had found my GREAT grandfather’s tenor, and now it was being passed on to me! For background, my great grandfather had four brothers. Unfortunately one of died early on in a farm accident; however, the four remaining brothers had all played and owned saxophones as part of their education (we don’t know if the 5 brother ever played before the accident). These saxophones included an alto, c-melody, tenor, and bari. I already had the tenor, and although it’s in rough shape I was beyond grateful to even be able to call it my and tried to play it to the best of my ability when I could. Now, at my graduation open house, I finally get to meet my great uncle and thank him for trusting me with such an special family heirloom. To my surprise, he had come with an extra special graduation gift; the alto and c-melody saxes belonging to my great grandfathers brothers! Currently these are all the saxes that my extended family has information of the location on, and I am hoping to be able to give them a new life during college and my future music career. Unfortunately, they are all in pretty rough shape, being almost 100 years old and such, and will take a lot of work. If anyone is interested I would be happy to share pictures and more information on each of the saxes. I would also like to mention that my great uncle also passed on to me an old bass saxophone; he had found it at a flea market and it had not belonged to our family before then, but I think it’s just as cool and would like to get it back to playing condition also. submitted by /u/frong_boy [link] [comments]

  • Practiced some doubling today
    by /u/Braymond1 on July 30, 2021 at 4:01 am

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  • Practiced some doubling today
    by /u/Braymond1 on July 30, 2021 at 4:01 am

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  • [Resource] Accountability practice group [& invitation] Would you like to listen to performances, or even perform yourself?
    by /u/E-Emily on July 29, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    (This is possible through Discord). Every month, the goal is to practice your instrument and write a comment about how your practice session went for at least 25/30 days the month. At the end of the month, you’ll be able to see how often you practiced or if you missed any days. This is the accountability part. [Optional] Another feature of our server are the practice rooms. If you enter one of the voice channels and unmute yourself, everyone who enters will be able to hear you practice. It’s like practicing in a practice room, but with the door open. If it makes you nervous, good! This is one method to get used to that feeling. ──────⊱⁜⊰────── I also invite you to join our Discord group (about 250 members) to listen as an audience member or even perform at the end of the month. The survey to sign up for a good time slot has closed, but if you don’t want to wait till the end of August and instead want to perform this weekend, here are the times: Saturday, July 31st at 4:00 pm New York time || 8:00 pm Universal time Sunday, August 1st at 9:00 am New York time || 1:00 pm Universal time You can also join as a listener. ──────⊱⁜⊰────── If you are interested, comment below. I’ll send you a private invitation link to join our group. submitted by /u/E-Emily [link] [comments]

  • Join r/lickjar
    by /u/No_Beautiful_6868 on July 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I made a new subreddit! It’s focused on jazz/music memes. The story started when my professor created a lick jar in which students would have to put money into when they were caught playing the lick. Two students came up with the idea of putting the lick jar in crazy places like on the school roof in the principal’s office and other places. The lickjar instantly became famous around the city and country and now has its own subreddit and Instagram. On r/lickjar you will find music memes and of course, the latest spotting’s of the lickjar. submitted by /u/No_Beautiful_6868 [link] [comments]

  • Join r/lickjar!
    by /u/No_Beautiful_6868 on July 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I made a new subreddit! It’s focused on jazz/music memes. The story started when my professor created a lick jar in which students would have to put money into when they were caught playing the lick. Two students came up with the idea of putting the lick jar in crazy places like on the school roof in the principal’s office and other places. The lickjar instantly became famous around the city and country and now has its own subreddit and Instagram. On r/lickjar you will find music memes and of course, the latest spotting’s of the lickjar. submitted by /u/No_Beautiful_6868 [link] [comments]

  • I’m looking to get one of these bari saxes what do you guys think of old bundy selmer model saxophones. This is a loaner for the schools loaner bari. What do these horns usually go for.
    by /u/thelordofhelmet on July 29, 2021 at 10:07 pm

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  • Found – The Mythical Selmer MkVII Baritone – But… was it lost?
    by invalid@example.com (DavidUK) on July 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    This is a spin-off thread from: Saxophones – David’s Interesting Finds – Oooh! A Selmer MkVII Baritone for sale! Please read that thread if you didn’t post on it or read it – it could save some time for you, I, and others… Please NOTE: The Police HAVE been notified and I’ve checked Pete is happy for me to run this thread. Anyway… something @Clivey said (post #30) in that thread stuck in my mind… Clivey said: …Quite sickening actually reading this. How one would feel being the… Click to expand… Read more