The SOTW Forum (in English)
Please check the FAQs first!
Jazz Saxophone Resources
Saxophone Picture Gallery
Jazz Saxophone Lessons with Tim Price
Latest Posts See all new posts
LigaturesHey there! I recently purchased a Vandoren Optimum ligature. It works great as is, but for some reason the pressure plate that came attached to the lig won't come off. I tried pushing it off while loosening the screw as instructed, but the thing just won't pop off, even if I apply some SERIOUS...
Selmer (Paris)Since we own horns only made for only about 5 years by the MOST famous saxophone company in the world, and most companies stop making product lines not because they are bad, but because they are spending too much money on them, I'd like to start our own fan club thread. I have owned an alto...
Working Sax ProsI'm hardly a pro these days. I did get a call to play with Jazz/Adult Contemporary Group for one gig. Kinda cool to get the phone call. Doesn't pay much but a chance to meet new musicians. A set list was developed and we had one LONG rehearsal. Today (the day of the gig) the singer added...
I have always loved the lushness and the velvety quality of subtone, since I have been a big fan of Ben Webster, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins since the day I started playing. However many players do not use subtone on baritone. but it sounds amazing on it, due to the low register. In this...
General DiscussionRight when I was starting to have a lot of fun with my new STM/Optimum setup, my left knee decides to go into major pain mode, just about completely incapacitating me. I went to my closest VA Urgent Care on Wed, and they were little help. Luckily, I've got some low end pain killers left over...