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  1. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hi to everyone! would you help me with this? I'd like to know the name of this beginner technique (or I believe so) of approaching a note from a lower pitch, as a kind of slide. You can hear it on the track I'm including here. I've been trying to achieve this sound by keeping pushed the lower...
  2. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    I just wanted to know what kind of mouthpiece will fit the Conductor Model 400 sax. I am just now learning soprano and wanted to get everyone's opinion on a mouthpiece for a beginner. I have heard about the yamaha 4c as a good starter one. Will my alto experience allow me to get a more...
  3. General Discussion
    Hi it's my first time here so bear with me... I have a bit of a dilemma. I have a year and half before I go to uni for music (or languages depends on if I get into music:P) anyway here's the issue: I have played flute my whole musical life. So about 7 years now, but it was only through the band...
  4. Tenor mpc
    This is my first thread after being on this forum for a while. So I firstly want to say thanks everyone for the great advice. Its been immensely helpful. This brings me to my own problem. I have been playing Tenor now for about 7 months. Learning theory and solfege along with it. I have a...
  5. The Band
    Hi there, I've been given a pretty cool opportunity to start a band program for a local school. Those who have started bands, directed bands, etc - what would you do if you had this chance? I want to start right, plan well, and get a good momentum started, and I like the idea of starting it...
  6. Reeds
    Hello. Excuse me if I'm bad at finding the correct thread to post in, the search feature seems to bring up a lot of extraneous / irrelevant threads for me. I also tried perusing the reeds forum for a baritone starter/beginner reed thread. So here goes: What strength/hardness reed is a good...
  7. The Band
    I hope this is not a stupid question, but I was wondering what are some ways that a novice sax player can find to start playing with other people? Open mic nights? I am starting to think about playing with other people but not certain about the right way to go about it.
  8. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hello, First off, this is my first post but I have found sotw an amazing resource. Combined with neffmusic and a few great books (discovered here on sotw) I am having a great time learning the sax. Thanks everyone of sotw for providing such a great resource. OK, with that out of the way,I...
  9. General Discussion
    Hey fellas, I'm new here and been blowing away now for about six months, it is a short while but very enjoyable journey so far and i am enjoying it. One thing seem sot be bugging me though- I was brought up musically in Cameroon and, was thought a fair amount of musical theory, but it was for...
  10. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Re: Beginners/Intermediates post your recordings here Nov.2011 - 2012 Listening to your recordings makes me pretty hesitant to post anything. The level is very high here! Great job everyone! Here are 2 tunes I recorded recently, far from good as you will see. Lullaby of Birdland (much too long...
  11. Bb Soprano
    I have been playing Alto for a year and a half and am one of the most advanced in my class. I have been lookig toward playing Alto & Soprano. I just have a couple questions before purchasing my new soprano. Is a Soprano fingered the same as an alto? How do you set up a soprano? Thanks in...
  12. Teaching
    I'm a freshman in college and I could really use a little extra money here to help my mom out with expenses. I'm in the Applied Music program at my college, which basically means the college sponsors private lessons for me. I auditioned on flute, which I've only been playing for a year and...
  13. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hi , I've recently gotten interested in playing Jazz on my sax , and i wanted to know where i should start when buying a Mouthpiece to help me do so :) My budget would be around or less then $130 usd, i do not have the chance to " try " these mouthpiece's because i'll be buying them online.
  14. Teaching
    In what ways do you all introduce and teach the concept of voicing to young/beginner students?
  15. Teaching
    My name is Benjamin Drazen and I am a jazz sax player/teacher living in the NYC area. I have worked with many greats and a regular on the NYC jazz scene. I am now starting to teach VIA Skype and have found it quite successful. I wanted to extend the offer to any of you who may be interested, or...
  16. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I've been playing alto saxophone for about 4 years (beginner-intermediate level), and I'm having a lot of trouble with my embouchure. My embouchure seems very tight and pinched, and I tend to grip the mouthpiece really tightly. My tone is pretty characteristic of having too tight of an...
  17. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hi I'm new to this forum. I have two boys. One is in his second year of sax and really likes it. The other is just starting the trumpet. I am interested in learning both. I am wondering if using a tuner could help us in the learning curve? Does anyone have any experience with this? If so what...
  18. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all. For my 30th birthday, my fantastic girlfriend got me a Yamaha YTS-275. I used to play the tenor many years ago (until I discovered that girls usually prefer the guy with the guitar). Anyway - there seems to be a problem with the axe (or I might be missing something). The right hand...
  19. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    My niece in England (12 years old) wants to learn the clarinet. Obviously I am very pleased and I offered to give her one. I can't give her one of mine because I only have German ones, and in England and the rest of the world they use Boehm. I don't know which brand to go for, since in Germany...
  20. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I promise I'm going to keep this short and sweet, or at least I'll try. In 8th grade, I finally convinced my dad to let me join band. I had been begging for him to allow it since I first started middle school, but my short lived attempts with the guitar and violin had made him wary. When he...
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