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  1. Late Bloomers
    The American Psychiatric Association defines depersonalization as follows: "Periods of detachment from self or surrounding which may be experienced as "unreal" (lacking in control of or "outside" self) while retaining awareness that this is only a feeling and not a reality" - it's a dissociative...
  2. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hello everyone, I am currently working on Ibert's Concertino Da Camera, specifically all of the second movement including the Animato Molto section and i am having trouble with the the high altissimo F. I can get every other altissimo note to come out perfectly but I haven't been able to get...
  3. Polls and Surveys
    Hi all, I am studying for a Masters in music psychology and investigating the experiences of performing improvisation (jazz or any other genre / culture) and anxiety or 'nerves'. I have an online survey which I'm collecting responses for, the link is here...
  4. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    Hello :) Shopping around for an impressive ensemble piece for an upcoming performance exam! However, I'm not looking for a sax quartet or big band piece as my school is sorely lacking in sax or brass players :( I have plenty of talented string players and pianists, however :bluewink2: A duet...
  5. Solo Performer
    Any Classical geeks out there willing to help me? I'm searching for audio for fanfares for soprano saxophone by Huw Watkins? Thinking of using it for part of a recital but was hoping to see how it fits with piano before diving in on the practice! Any help would be hugely appreciated! Thanks...
  6. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hello, everyone! I'm working on the Ibert: Concertino Da Camera, and I'm having a bit of trouble with playing the run in the first movement that ends in a Altissimo A. I'm not really struggling with the fingers or the altissimo itself, but the run is all staccato past the high D, so it...
  7. Clarinet
    Hey guys, i REALLY need your help here. I'm doing some recorded auditions for summer programs, and today is the last day for me to finish my recording. In addition to some excerpts and some stuff on bass clarinet, i'm playing the Poulenc Sonata and the Weber Concertino. Here's the problem: I can...
  8. Working Sax Pros
    Not directly saxophone-related, but deals with the state of the music industry and royalties in the Internet age: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/business/media/streaming-shakes-up-music-industrys-model-for-royalties.html Hard to make a buck these days.
  9. Tips and Techniques
    Using your ears is a highly overlooked skill in today’s jazz education landscape. So many books, so little emphasis on listening — both to great recordings AND to the people you’re playing with. In this candid interview Cyrus discusses some very important topics every musician will benefit from...
  10. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    How do you dress for a gig? do you have a different "costume" for different venues? Maybe just a different hat? if youre playing at a theater show the audience doesnt really see you unless they look in the pit so do you wear holey jeans? Do you go naked to the nudist camp gig? should you look...
  11. Electronic Equipment
    I had noticed that there were some older threads posted about the WX5 but none of them had really addressed my concerns. I really don't have any experience with music production software or anything like that on the computer so I kind of jumped into this, but I saw a great deal on a WX5, which I...
  12. Eb Alto
    hello, I am currently working on ibert's Conertino da Camera for my junior recital. I can play it just fine, but when it comes to the altissimo section, I am having issues. the fingerings I use can get the altissimo to sound, but its difficult to make the jump from f# to g# and A in time. I...
  13. Tips and Techniques
    Hey guys, I'm wondering if any experienced performers could give me any feedback. I also thought this would be a good place to seek feedback from each other. Performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCkYFV27pM Thanks! :)
  14. Jazz and Improvisation
    When playing in a combo group, how do you prefer/ expect people to play? Do you expect them to use music stands, or to play by memory? I usually use music when playing, but I'm now looking to join a regular combo group, and am considering kicking the habit. If you memorize, do you have any tips...
  15. Working Sax Pros
    your thoughts?
  16. Practicing
    I'm on a 2 hour bus ride from San Francisco to Sacramento so I thought I'd make good use of this time to write this post. The subject of a warm up routine has always fascinated me, probably because I've never had one. Let me clarify: I almost always warm up but I have never had a set regimen...
  17. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    anyone know where i could find some free, sax sextet (6 people) sheet music?
  18. Tips and Techniques
    Hi guys, I've just scored my first paid gig (I'm 21 for reference, on an alto) at a bar at the resort I work at. It's not a large place, I don't expect more than 50 people at one time. While I'm confident in my overall playing skill, I have a few worries about impressions and stage technique...
  19. Double Reeds
    I am a high school alto saxophone player. I play in our schools symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and marching group. Now as you can see I get plenty of sax every day. My school music teacher asked me and another good sax player if we wished to play bassoon ONLY for symphonic band. This way I have...
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