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  1. Tips and Techniques
    My highschool jazz band just preformed at a festival and we got 1st place with unanimous superior ratings. One of the judges there has worked with the best kids in the country that have gone on to preform with guys like winton marsalis and Joshua redman. I got to talk to the judge and he said...
  2. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hello, guys. It would be great if anybody help me to identify this smooth jazz track. Please listen to my own arrangement on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andreyveselovmusic/smooth-jazz-own-arrangement Thank you in advance. Andy
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I kind of want to make my own mouthpiece. How do I go about doing this?
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! I finally have some new videos of my band. This is from one of my gigs last week, at Chris' Jazz Café in Philly. Here's a composition of mine called "Clear and Cool." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHel5Mnon6A These next 2 feature a former middle school student of mine who is...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Dear fellow sax players, is it possible to match every sax note with a frequency approximately ? The sax set up, i.e. will be an alto saxophone (non lacquer,plastic mp,brass ligature,2.5 blue box reed),and the tuner will be adjusted on 440 Hz. Is it somewhere any chart for this? My aim is, to...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    so I'm taking a shot here, if someone could describe the proper steps and maybe how to do some of the hard ones id be very appreciative
  7. General Discussion
    I've been playing flute for a while now, I'd consider myself a good player considering my age (14) and a fast learner. I'm switching to alto sax for now and will be starting private lessons tomorrow. Considering that the fingerings are very similar, the fact that I can produce a decent sound on...
  8. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! Here's a new video of me playing "I've Got You Under My Skin" on Balto! sax. Comments/critique welcome...hope you enjoy!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdC-WKJ2-4Y
  9. Tenor mpc
    Hello! I've been playing alto for about 6 years now and I really want to learn how to play the tenor, however I can't seem to find which jazz mouthpiece I'd like to start out on. I am willing to spend up to $100, maybe a little over if that's what it takes, but I don't want to spend a lot on a...
  10. Electronic Equipment
    Hi guys, I've recently started playing in clubs using my samson 77 wireless mic hooked up to the mic input on the DJ controller. Is there some way I can plug the output of my samson into an FX unit and apply reverb/delay to the sound before plugging this output into the controller? Thanks...
  11. Tips and Techniques
    James Carter, my all time favorite saxophonist, is known for his ability to "shred" and make unusual but amazing noises on the saxophone. I was amazed by watching his improv (link below). In this video, he plays licks, runs, and while doing so, he manages to implement little things like...
  12. Alto mpc
    I've heard great things about Drake alto mouthpieces, rarely any flaws about them in reviews I've seen. If anyone owns a Drake mouthpiece or has experience with one, please reply below. I am looking into buying one and I don't know a lot about them. Thanks! -Nick
  13. Practicing
    Hi Everyone, I would like to share with you a recent educational PDF i've created to demystify the altered scale within jazz. The free licks are I hope the content comes off concise and easy to follow. I invite you to drop me a line, let me know what you think! Please comment in the thread...
  14. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, Last week I created a video about my "Sax Emergency Kit", What kind of things/tools do you have in Emergency Kits for spontaneous repairs on the saxophone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv5d5iyEdjM Let me know what you have in your Kit when you go to concerts. Best, Lucas
  15. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi all, I wanted to pick your collective hive brain for some information. :) I'm looking to get a new tenor saxophone (my first tenor sax, although I've played alto for a long time). I'm not a professional musician by any stretch of the imagination, I'm just looking for something with a decent...
  16. Misc. Styles
    Hello all, I tried searching for any threads on this, but didn't find any, so I am making my own. I know some of you have lamented in the past about the saxophone being lacking or not relevant in current popular/pop music. This seems to be changing since 2014. Here are a few current Top 40...
  17. Clarinet
    I have been doubling for quite a while- 20 years or so- mostly pit orchestra reed books. I have found that when moving from Alto or Tenor to Bb Clarinet, the clarinet mouthpiece seems very resistant. Like blowing against a wall. My setup on alto & tenor is generally a Caravan with Vandoren...
  18. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I need some school books. I have Saxofonen och jag Vol. 1, i need vol2. vol 3. and vol 4. If u dont have that , i will appreciate any school books. TY:)
  19. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hey everyone! I recently got involved in the Made in NY International Jazz Competition and need your help. Part of the 1st round is based on votes, so I'm here, hat in hand, asking if you could take about 2 minutes out of your day to cast a vote for my video. I you listen to it and hate it, well...
  20. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi I was wondering about how to restore my 1961 West Germany made Rene Dumont alto sax and possibly a few other saxs I recently was given. I would like to learn to restore them to how they look the day they came out of the factory and possibly a few maybe to give it a rougher look. I just want...
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