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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm looking to upgrade my alto saxophone from my current Yamaha basic beginner saxophone that I've been playing for the last six years—since 5th grade, which even then I bought as a pre-owned instrument. Right now, I'm tentatively considering Kaizer's 3000 series alto sax, because according to...
  2. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hello, friends. I'm an intermediate alto player, but, since I have been "teaching myself" for so many years without having any real teacher to help me, I am afraid that I may have picked up some bad embouchure habits over the years, that I am now finally trying to correct. This is why I am...
  3. Borgani
    I have read several posts about Borgani tenors, where the owners are very satisfied. How about the Borgani altos, the OBA-series? Someone that plays or has stopped playing a Borgani alto? Please share your experience(s).
  4. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    In this video, you will discover how your instrument angle can affect your saxophone tone. This is especially a problem for alto saxophone players more so than tenor players. Here's the video - hope it helps! https://youtu.be/CVNf99hHPrc One thing I did not mention was the importance of...
  5. SOTW Member YouTube videos
    This track started off as an experiment to see what Spitfire Audio Labs free VST instruments sounded like. First, Tundra Atmos provides the ocean atmospheric sounds. Then a couple tracks of the Pedal Pads Azure Piano and Cloud Wurli with the swelling pads. Kontakts Berlin Piano playing a simple...
  6. Alto mpc
    Hi everyone! I'm currently looking at a Dukoff Super Power Chamber D6 for alto and was curious as to its validity as a legit piece and not a fake. I noticed this stamping error that I'm hoping will clue me in as to whether it's the real deal or not!
  7. Misc. Accessories
    I want to by condenser microphone for use to live(not very important) and recording twice.but I dont have any facility to select good mic as commonly use saxophone mic selling very rare in my country as well as my budget is under the $300. finally I found these mics. What mic do you suggest me...
  8. Practicing
    Firstly I have to tell you,I can not read music sheets.so today I was Practicing all twelve major scales on my saxophone.still I am practicing two octave for each scale(ascending and descending).but each scale I am reading as C scale in my mind.I mean,when I playing D scale using different...
  9. Cases
    Hi, anyone has recomendations for alto sax + clarinet + flute cases? I've been looking at the protec and it has been really attractive especially since you can use the flute and clarinet pouches as single cases essentially, but wanted to get some advice before I spend that much money. Using...
  10. Alto mpc
    Hey all, I recently purchased an AM Ankh from Arnold Montgomery on Instagram. It arrived this past Monday, and I've played on it for the past few days. I'm coming from a Meyer 5m, and I was looking for something with more projection than my Meyer. The Ankh has blown me away. It's beautifully...
  11. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I'm in high school, and it's my first year playing the sax. That might be why. I got a new mouthpiece (Rico alto 3c) and ligature (Rovner dark 1rl). I'm having more issues than I used to, and I can make low notes with a rolled lower lip. The problem is, when I use the lower lip embouchure, my...
  12. Alto mpc
    Please leave your experience if you ever played or tried a Theo Wanne alto mouthpiece.
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    hi folks, Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! We've been renting an alto (Bundy, pretty clunky) from Music & Arts for a couple of years and DD has decided she wants to stick with it for a while. She seems to have some talent at it and coming from a very musical family, we're...
  14. Alto mpc
    Has anybody tried the Drake Bebop Classic Alto mouthpiece? I believe it is a new model and there is not much information out there.
  15. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I am having an issue and don't know what is causing it as it hasn't happened before and only recently started showing up. I have a Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone and have had issues with sticky pads, see this thread...
  16. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    So I'm just about to enter my second year at university as a saxophonist, and during my second year my university will be holding soloists auditions for musicians to perform a concerto the following year. I aim to audition so I'll be playing the concerto in my third year, but upon researching...
  17. Alto mpc
    Hello all! As per your requests, I was able to get a review sample of the new Yanagisawa Classical AC140 mouthpiece. I hope this review is helpful to all those who requested it to be made. Keep an eye out for more reviews down the line, Conn-Selmer sent me a handful of other new products to...
  18. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm getting back to playing saxophone again after about 7 years away. Playing used to be such a major part of my life but life, school, and finances got in the way. But i'm back and ready for that part of my soul to be fulfilled. Only been half alive without this. Currently, i'm looking at...
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I have an SML Rev D alto saxophone, with serial number 14XXX which I think makes it a 1955 model. It received an overhaul before I bought it, so all the pads, cork and so on are still in great condition. It plays great and has no damage apart from cosmetic damage, such as minor...
  20. General Discussion
    Is it wise/doable to learn and practise both tenor and alto when you are a hobby musician? Both instruments have charm. I have most experience on alto.
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