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  1. Classical Saxophone
    Hi hi guys, the time has come for me to start constructing my final year recital, a 40 minute programme. My teacher has encouraged me to look outside the box when it comes to standard classical repertoire and have a look at new, innovative, obscure, not as well known and generally interesting...
  2. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi all, I recently purchased a newly overhauled MKVI tenor (111xxx) and have a couple of questions. Both pertain to me using it as a classical horn too, because I enjoy the feel and tone of the MKVI so much. First, when playing certain notes (low d up to g) at a ppp dynamic, the instrument...
  3. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hello, I'm 18 I own a Yamaha YTS-62 and I've been playing the tenor sax for about 3 years now I want to upgrade my Otto Link NY mouthpiece to something better. I have bought two from different suppliers because I thought the first one was defective but the other one did not please my ears...
  4. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hi there, Has anyone tried Ted's model alto mouthpiece? Apparently it came out a few months ago. Perhaps it is the refinement to the classic alto mouthpiece model. Ted mentioned that the new model (Ted Klum Model Alto) has a more consistent baffle compared to Classic Alto Mouthpiece. It is made...
  5. Alto mpc
    Hi there, I asked this from MojoBari as a reply to his comment but I thought I make it a separate entry since MojoBari may not be available to answer that. I was trying to find out Alto sax S80 C* mpc chamber size. Is it large chamber, Medium, or Small? I thought focus is one of the...
  6. Tenor mpc
    A while back I was looking at the Theo Wanne serial number guide on his website (can't find it anymore) to see the run of my Durga for baritone as I got it used, and I saw that it said that Theo's first run of Ambika's were made for classical playing. I've searched for information everywhere and...
  7. Playing Songs
    Hey all! I'm hoping to participate in a solo competition on alto this summer, and for this competition we (the performers) have to take care of all copyright issues. I was going to play the third movement of the Creston Sonata since I learned it in the past and it's just under 4 minutes, but the...
  8. High School and College
    Amanda & 'her' quartet..... May not be the most difficult pieces, but I enjoyed it quite a lot!
  9. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello everybody, I'm new in the forum. I started saxophone playing classical music, then I stopped and now I'm learning jazz saxophone. In particular, I've changed my way of playing: I don't roll my lower lip over my teeth as I did before, and I try to play without too much tension in my facial...
  10. Classical Saxophone
    I am an amateur wind player who always enjoyed playing classical music for solo wind instrument accompanied by piano. I still play classical music, mostly with my EWI these days, a couple of times a week with pianist friends. I moved to EWI because it's so much easier to play well (good...
  11. Ligatures
    Hello all, I currently play on a Vandoren Optimum AL3 and a Jody Jazz Classic 6. I love both of these mouthpieces and I feel that I am starting to develop my own sound on them. However, my ligature for both of them is a Rovner Versa. On the Vandoren, I feel that the ligature does okay, but does...
  12. Classical Saxophone
    Hey all, just had a question. I've been wanting to play some music that's not exactly classic rep, and decided that I would like to play something by a mexican composer. Since this is my first post, a little about me. I am currently attending SUNY Fredonia and study with Diane Hunger and Wildy...
  13. Classical Saxophone
    Greetings, This is my first post as a newly minted SOW member. I am a saxophone player in Cincinnati who loves to play jazz and classical. I am much better at the former but enjoy the physical challenge of working up music where I HAVE to play the black dots (and rests) on the page and the...
  14. Tips and Techniques
    I love this piece, and Harle does something that sounds like a growl but it's incredibly controlled. He plays the melody once very sweetly, then does this effect. Start at 1'30". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2FTNEYUrU I'd love to be able to reproduce that sound one day.
  15. Classical Saxophone
    So I've been working on this piece for soprano saxophone a bit, and I'm having trouble with a few of the notations. I'm hoping someone will be willing to assist. One is the appearance of a few long notes in a square form with elongated vertical lines. I've never seen that before. The second...
  16. Alto mpc
    I recently got a Selmer Soloist C* for my set-up and it played EXCEPTIONALLY well for the first week. Within the past month, however, it has been chirping every time I articulate or play at a high volume. I have yet to go and try new reeds in a higher strength (I play Gonzales Classic 3's with...
  17. Classical Saxophone
    Hi, folks I'm on the market for some of the classic pieces for Alto & Piano: Creston, Scaramouche, Glazunov, etc. I'd like to purchase new OR used sax-piano editions. Any suggestions on websites for best service, best prices, dependability? Many thanks, Rick
  18. Classical Saxophone
    Looking for classically trained saxophone performers in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in starting a quartet for reading sessions. This would be a non-professional group for serious musicians who want to work through quartet literature as a hobby/for fun. Message me if you are interested...
  19. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I've been doing quite a bit of work for a certain video game. I initially signed on just to do music, then decided I'd come on as a writer as well. Within 48 hours of my arrival, the lead developer had resigned from the project because of problems with his wife. We fumbled around for a while...
  20. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, folks Free Chart Friday continues at HirschMusic Publications. After sharing over a dozen jazz lead sheets, I am now posting short pieces for solo saxophone. Today's installment is a 1-minute piece I wrote to serve as the backbone of a larger piece. Like all of these tunes, You can...
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