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  1. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    I'm looking to start on bari sax. I have access to an instrument at school, but I'll need to supply my own reeds and mouthpiece. I'm not sure what strength of reed to get. I've played Bb clarinet for 3 years now, so I'm familiar with the general type of woodwind embouchure required to play...
  2. Clarinet
    I'm a sax player, with my primary horn the soprano and second on tenor. Right now, I'm fairly competent on the sax, and still improving, and thought it would be fun to do something musical with my wife. She's loved the clarinet all her life and I was thinking of taking lessons with her so we...
  3. Training Material
    Here's a quick video lesson I made about how to put a reed on properly. I see lots of beginners (and not so beginners) neglecting some of these steps, so make sure you are doing all of these things every time you get ready to play. Here is the link to get the pdf download of 10 Essential...
  4. Teaching
    I'm a lifelong clarinet and saxophone player. The school where I give lessons is now going to give their beginning and intermediate high-schoolers a group lesson class as well as a band class, starting next year. So I'm trying to source teaching materials to use in these classes. There will be a...
  5. Keilwerth/H-Couf
    Hey Guys I've recently decided that I want to learn how to play the sax. So long story short I'm looking for an used sax to begin my journey. A guy from my city contacted me saying that he could sell me an Alto Julius Keilwerth with a Serial number 42371 . (Think is from 1961) He states that...
  6. Yamaha
    I've done a search but didn't find anything on the YAS280, other than some comments about it being a nice solid beginners sax with good ergonomics, which is good in so far as it goes because I got one last year and am just starting to find time to play it (I use the term 'play' loosely!). Is...
  7. General Discussion
    Hi guys. So I'm sorry if this is covered somewhere but the search yielded nothing. I have picked up tenor sax in the last few days. I am a travelling musician and am in Thailand now and about to go to China so I don't think I will have a chance to find a teacher until I get home next year. I...
  8. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    hi SOTW i'm considering taking voice lessons at the community college, so super cheap, i was a walk on in my high schools varsity choir. i'm having a bit of a phrasing problem as i'm not an alto player. i was wondering if you think this would be a good investment. (i sung bass) i know it...
  9. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    hey sotw i started on bari as my first woodwind, beginning on the alto, my sessions range from 1-3 hours 6-7 times a week (which i need to practice more, will do as i'm getting in touch win an instructor very soon) and my tone is driving me up a wall, as i'm having difficulty controlling the...
  10. General Discussion
    as i'm new, i'm wondering what the ideal anatomy is for every type of saxophone. i.e. trumpet players have no lips tuba players favor big lips bassoon players are chose for dexterity etc. i wasn't in middle school band but i hear that teachers look at these kind of things if they'll be placing...
  11. Tenor mpc
    This forum is crazy huge, and I hope that I learn a think or two from all of you guys. Anyways, I joined to ask a bit of advice, since I find it quite difficult to find solid information on purchasing tenor saxophone mouthpieces on the web. I've been playing the tenor since March of 2012, and...
  12. General Discussion
    I'm an alto/soprano player with about 9 years total experience. I've been looking at buying a tenor to play around with, but I'm a little worried about whether or not it'll be too big. I've never bothered with it before for that reason, but I'm middle aged now and have a little pocket money. I'm...
  13. Tips and Techniques
    Hi, this is my first post on here so forgive me if it's in the wrong category. I began tenor sax 3 years ago with 5 years of clarinet experience before-hand. I'm now in my tenth year at school and am under the pressure to learn my scales and i know how important they are. When starting off on...
  14. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi everyone, I've played piano my entire life and will be majoring in music this coming fall when I leave for college. About two years ago, I began playing bassoon and I absolutely love it, and now I want to buy myself a saxophone. I think it would be more of a hobby than anything, but if I have...
  15. General Discussion
    So I have been wanting to start playing my saxophone again for a couple months now. The saxophone I have is a Yamaha, and is over 20 years old. I took it to a music store to get a repair estimate on it, because it has a small dent on the bottom. Also, I wanted to get it cleaned before I...
  16. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi there, I'm brand new to the world of jazz, sax, and this forum. With a birthday coming up, I wanted to jumpstart my musical career by buying myself a (not necessarily new) tenor sax for <$800. Local rentals for $75/month don't seem a good deal. I've read many posts comparing my various...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi guys, I'm completely new to Saxophones, but having played Jazz Band in high school (at the time I was a trombonist) made me really admire the beautiful sound of Tenor saxes, which is why I am seriously considering to start learning how to play Tenors. At the moment after visiting a local...
  18. General Discussion
    I've been thinking about learning a new instrument. If I play a clarinet about how hard would it be to learn soprano saxophone. P.S I've been playing clarinet for 3 years, since 6th grade.
  19. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hello fellow sax players, I have recently bought a second hand YAS-275 and was very excited to play my first notes. So I set up my mouthpiece and reed(Class 2) as per a youtube video so I knew I had it right. Anyway, blew a puff of air to check I had enough embouchure and seemed like most of...
  20. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on the forum. As of yesterday I am the proud owner of a Series III Alto Buescher True Tone and have begun to try to play the saxophone. The Buescher did not come with a mouthpiece and I bought 2 heavily discounted Selmer Jazz metal mouthpieces from sax.co.uk...
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