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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I've found I don't really care about performing for people, but instead I prefer the creativity that comes with playing music. How about you?
  2. 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...
  3. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I'm approximately 3.5 years in and I feel like while progression in tone, articulation and control is coming along I still need huge help with my dynamics whilst playing - especially just playing softly. I play with people rarely but enough to always get that look of 'geez, turn it down, man!'...
  4. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hey All! I've recently started playing a lot of saxofon - (5 hours a day sometimes) - and my lower lip suffers from that - i get bitemarks because of the ambrosure and i just wondered if you have any tricks that could spare my lower lip, like a biteplate? Paper? I don't know? Cheers
  5. Solo Performer
    Hi, how would I communicate with people that live near me, to share my love of playing saxophone? I have played several years on and off, but being self taught I have only played at home, with the odd performance for friends or colleagues at parties. It would be nice to get together with any...
  6. Practicing
    [this is an excerpt from a recent blog post] Playing All the Time I just had a great phone conversation with my old high school friend and saxophone mentor. We reminisced about how much playing we did back then: practicing early before school, listening–critically–to music during the 30 minute...
  7. High School and College
    I toured the University of Miami in Florida and I met with the jazz saxophone professor, and on a sudden notice, he wanted to me to play for him. What are some things I can pick up on a quick notice and play for him?
  8. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Is it possible that when I switched from a C* to my AL4 about a year back, and now when I try to play the C* again, it seems I'm blowing too hard, along with my omniture being too tight. I always heard AL4 and C* is similar, but it seems totally different for me after I tried doing this. Is it...
  9. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hi to all: Im new here and Im a singer and a sax player. Im a classical singer, doing baroque, renaissance, and Medieval songs. In my last album I invited a friend of mine, Nelson Rangell, who Im sure many of you may already know. I love playing sax too. And I've been doing it for at leas 18...
  10. Acoustics
    Just curious as to what kind/type of reverb you all prefer to use when playing your sax? I am currently experimenting with different types of reverb effects, at the moment....haven't found one that I have fallen in love with yet.
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