as i'm new, i'm wondering what the ideal anatomy is for every type of saxophone.
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...
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!'...
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?
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...
[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...
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?
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...
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...
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.