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  1. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    In this video I'd like to share with you my favourite and time-tested 10 minute warm up routine for the saxophone, No matter where I am or what happens in a day, I'm always able to find at least 10 minutes to grab my sax and play. And with this routine I make sure I hit all the most important...
  2. Notation Software, MIDI, etc
    I am currently looking to purchase a multi-effects pedal/looper to enhance my sax sound. I have seen's video of the Boss VE-20 multi-effects pedal being used with a tenor sax and I thought that was pretty cool. However, that thing is $300 and I find that to be a bit too expensive. My...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Dear users, What are the potential dangers with buying a horn with little orignal lacquer left?
  4. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi All, I'm a woodwind tech based in Atlanta GA. I'm overhauling a '67 King Super 20 Silversonic Tenor and am trying to source some missing parts to complete the job. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find key guard feet for low Eb & C as well as key guard screws. Thanks in advance. I...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    The guy claims its the "final version of the conn 12m" but it has modern keywork, and modern keyguards.
  6. Practicing
    Because so many people are stuck at home right now. Why not use the time to kick your improvisation skills into the next level :) The full course here
  7. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi colleagues, Sean Foley from Canada Public Broadcasting recently contacted me to be part of a segment he was producing on The Spirituality of the Saxophone. It aired this evening, here's the on-demand link. Enjoy...
  8. Practicing
    A topic which is not so often discussed, but very powerful. Hope you enjoy and that it adds something to your practice and playing :D
  9. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    New Video up on #ProSaxTips This weeks video I cover basic 3 part horn harmony over Coltranes' Bessies Blues with Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Sax. These are things Pro Sax Player do, usually on the fly while on the band stand. I slow it down and show how I did this when I first started out...
  10. Training Material
    If you are looking for a unique Christmas play along album with the unique feeling of a duet, with a world class guitar player. :D Been practicing with it again myself for the last few days and loving it all over again :D
  11. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    I have a new video up on YouTube on how I pick out reeds and prepare them for playing Please let me know your thoughts as I am learning how to do the best I can for viewers and trying to make the best, informative videos as possible. Thank you for any and all...
  12. Jazz and Improvisation
    Transcribed a killer Brecker solo off of Arturo Sanduval's, "Funky Cha-Cha," first solo that had some overtones in it which was pretty cool 🎷 Check it out!
  13. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hello everyone, here is my new etude for Bb/Eb saxophone's ¨In a Funky Mood¨ you can purchase the PDF file and backing track clicking the link below:
  14. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'm a sax player in my mid-60's, have always gigged on weekends mainly in cover bands playing rock 'n roll or blues-style. I grew up top 40 radio but am now trying to stretch to more jazzy influences. I'm currently studying jazz theory on my own using The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine, etc but...
  15. Playing Songs
    Hello everyone, here is New Orleans jazz style composition based on ¨Darktown's Strutters Ball¨ (1917) chord progression by Shelton Brooks. Level: Intermediate purchase ¨Darktown's Dance Hall¨ PDF file & backing track: saxophone Eb alto / baritone saxophone Bb tenor/soprano...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Someone mentioned a shop in Mexico City near the streets where many specialized workers do their work. Anyone know the website or telephone # or address? thanks very much Fraser
  17. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey Everyone, here's one of my group's last performances at the Cornelia Street Cafe. It's about the chess matches between Gary Kasparov and IBM's gaming computer Deep Blue. Gary won the first round and IBM requested a rematch, which he gave and lost. Gary requested a third "rubber" match (which...
  18. Alto mpc
    Need Advice on Alto sax Jazz Mouthpieces I’m a highschool player and I just started getting myself into jazz last year in my school’s jazz band. I just need reccomendations on mouthpieces that might pair well with my instrument and get a sound that I desire. Currently I play on a Yamaha Custom...
  19. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Many of you know that SaxDaddy (Mike Reed) is a repair tech. He rebuilt my King S20 Eastlake tenor about 15 years ago and it still plays extremely well with only a single checkup by SaxDaddy during this time. He even found and fixed a couple of problems from the factory, including a poorly...
  20. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    If you haven't seen this video yet, you're totally missing out! Its an allstar lineup of saxes playing some of Don Grolnick's rearranged tunes. Does anyone have sheet music to this? There is a thread from 7 years ago that had one but the guy isn't...