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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi, So, I was playing through Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' (an arrangement by Paul Desmond) which I plan to perform soon. I've only just realised that I've been playing the semitone grace notes at the start of the solo as bends, as opposed to actually changing my fingering. This makes the...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi Y'all.. I've got a Martin Magna alto with an octave key problem. The neck pip, as per my same model tenor, should lower to cover the neck pip when playing G2 down to D2. It doesn't. I've stared and fiddled with it... I THINK that the pad end needs to be bent down (about almost 2 mm). The...
  3. Cases
    I recently bought a Pro Pac contoured alto sax case from my local music store. It's replacing my factory-issue Selmer (BAM) case that came with my Ref 54, as I cannot fit anything in the one tiny pocket below my horn... However, a week after the purchase, one of the other saxes in the big band...
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