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  1. YouTube videos
    Hey there!!! I'm new here!! I love this site! I would love to share my music with all of you! I'm doing sax covers every week!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDPJ_cuAc4s&list=PLWGbEyUbn7OH3F-6UnYTpgdbjHSeXxhlo Hope you all enjoy it!!! Feel free to subscribe! Thanks sincerely!!
  2. Reeds
    Greetings all, I first saw the Vandoren reed strength comparison chart in a store. I was surprised to see what it shows, though. I'm an inexperienced alto student, but I have decent knowledge of physics and a longtime experience with music, despite my beginner level on sax. I have an ebonite...
  3. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I posted this piece in the Classical Saxophone forum, but figured I'd share it here as well! This is a perusal score video of my piece for unaccompanied alto saxophone, entitled Outburst. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScAvDIkzcIY More information about the piece can be found here...
  4. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hey Saxontheweb, I'm a relative beginner, but not totally. I played alto for 3 years, tenor for 1, and then bari for 1, and then didn't play for a year. I am now trying to pick up the alto again, but I haven't played it for 3 years. I just went and bought a new set of reeds and got my alto out...
  5. Classical Saxophone
    A perusal score video of my new piece for unaccompanied alto saxophone, entitled Outburst. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScAvDIkzcIY More information about the piece can be found here: https://hassmusic.com/solo/outburst/
  6. Alto mpc
    Hi SOTWers, I came into this old Selmer mouthpiece and am trying to figure out exactly what model it is. It seems like there are a number of similar mouthpieces from that era but they vary in whether they have a fancy engraving, and how many grooves on the side etc. I'm thinking this might be a...
  7. Alto mpc
    I have been offered a handmade Guardala alto mouthpiece that I find interesting and would love to give a try if owner grants some days of trial. The lettering says it's a (G)old (S)uper (K)ing (C)urtis, and it's got a four digit serial number. I have read these are the most powerful and...
  8. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi there, Can you please let me know what you thought worked well for you for alto sax if it is not one of a kind (I can count on buying it and getting pretty much the same praised quality). A hard rubber one for sure (for now). Works well with tip opening of #5 or #6 with a rich and warm tone...
  9. Eb Alto
    I have a Yamaha 480 alto. My objective was to get a relatively cheap but almost new to avoid the hassle, good build with good standards (computerized hole cut, and part dimensions, etc. which means being in tune, and with a decent action and ergonomic aspects). It's Chinese made which I don't...
  10. Reeds
    I noticed in a box of Alexander Superial alto reeds 4 out of 5 reed tip corners looked pretty fragile and brighter colour, almost like it's warped or dying, after a few times of playing just for few minutes in the breakin period. I keep them soaked in a sealed container with water alcohol...
  11. Eb Alto
    Hi, so I have been playing first alto for my school's jazz band for 2 years. I am a freshman in high school, and this summer I will turn 16 and get a job, so I thought that would be a good time to maybe trade in the alto I have been using and buy a better one. Right now, I have a Vito alto with...
  12. Yanagisawa
    Hi Guys, Way back when I was a teenager I made a deal with my mum if I bought a saxophone she would pay for the lessons. I bought the first second hand one I could find in the classified, sight unseen and then go too busy with passing high school to ever learn it. 25 years has now passed and its...
  13. Alto mpc
    Hi there, My S80 C* alto saxophone mouthpiece had some scratches on the rail and tip. Unfortunately by the time I got rid of them the mouthpiece was opened to 2 mm tip opening as opposed to 1.7 mm (I did very minor touches but it might have been already opened.. I bought it used), and it was...
  14. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Please help identify this alto saxophone I really interest it is very near to oldest vintage saxophone also same to adolphe saxophone.but there is not any remarks on the bell or under the thumb rest(even any) saxophone weight is 3kg less than normal alto saxophone. Please help me to identify...
  15. Beaugnier, G. Leblanc & Vito
    After months of always coming back and admiring the posting on eBay for this Beaugnier alto I finally bit the bullet and went for it. I knew going in that it was missing a pad, it is ugly (and I love ugly horns!), and it will eventually need a full repad eventually. Plus the G pad fell out in...
  16. King (HN White)
    I recently pick up a 1938 King Zephyr Alto, in brass. The key work appears to be silver /silver plate since it shows some black tarnishing. It has a double tenon type neck in brass and triple strap hook. Any info on this model? It seems to be an intermediate version between the all lacquer...
  17. Alto mpc
    Hey there! One of the technicians that I frequent was trying to get rid of a bunch of mouthpieces that he had laying around. He had a bin of mostly no name stock mouthpieces and chipped up 4C's, and told me I could take anything I found interesting. I saw this mouthpiece and didn't recognize...
  18. Holton
    I took my recently acquired 233 alto to the tech today to get it up and running and, aside from it needing quite a bit of work, he said he was reluctant to even work on it since it doesn't have the right neck. I'm not proud of how ignorant I was buying an old Holton with brass keys and a neck...
  19. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Here is Part Three of my series on Paul Desmond, including a 2 chorus transcription of "Wintersong," which is based on "These Foolish Things." Recorded in 1957 on the Blues In Time Record with Gerry Mulligan. Thinking of maybe turning this into an octet arrangement for my group, it is so...
  20. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I have been playing the alto saxophone for nearly 7 years my setup was a yas-23, meyer 6m, and vandoren java green 3 1/2. I found this setup to be kind of stuffy so after doing some research I switched to a vandoren jumbo java a55 and java green 2 1/2 reeds. Then I was able to upgrade to a...
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