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  1. Practicing
    I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post for technique advise, I apologize if it isn't. Lately I've been working on developing speed on my saxophone in the middle register, which has always tripped me up for some reason, and now I think it's due to my thumb. When I switch octave I...
  2. Acoustics
    Anyone tried the super magic effects of the super magic thumbrest? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tino-Schucht-Super-Magic-Thumb-Hook-/170883562636?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c9743c8c Check out the description lower onthe page. Here's a snippet .... "General problems of most sax...
  3. General Discussion
    I have a question about tenor sax posture while standing. I realize this is a question that has been asked elsewhere, but a lot of the advice given seems to be of the 'you must do it this way' variety. I'm interested in the why as well, especially given that there are so many contradictory...
  4. Clarinet
    For all those doublers out there with a sore thumb - try the Ridenour Thumb Saddle. It truly is amazing - but it doesn't fix all your problems. For e.g., your thumb will still be sore, but nowhere near how sore it used to be without the rest. I've been using it for about two months now - my...
  5. Clarinet
    After even a short amount of practice, my right thumb really hurts! I've gone to clarinet from sax so that i can teach it to the younger kids that can't hold the sax - but first i've got to learn how to play the thing. Not too much difficulty so far, i've even started to go over the break...
  6. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I have been playing alto saxophone for a year now (just started marching band in may) so I feel I should be used to the pain by now. I'm not. For the last couple weeks I have been feeling unbearable pain in my right hand, wrist, and thumb to where I have to sneak my hand off the sax. To add to...
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