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  1. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hi everyone! Here is the NEW video lesson. Natural Minor in Jazz. English subtitles available!!
  2. Multi Sax!
    Hi, I've been an alto sax player my whole saxophone playing "career" (6 years hahah) In Big Band, I've recently been given a soprano to play in one song/chart. I've played it a few times and it just sounds HORRIBLE... It's a YSS-475 II, an intermediate model. It sounds exactly like a oboe, and I...
  3. Eb Baritone
    Hello, I'm a freshman in high school and it's honestly hard marching with the bari sax. I think it might be a bit harder for me because I'm a pretty small girl with not a lot of strength whatsoever. I'm 5'1", my hands are tiny, and I don't have a lot of upper body strength, so it gets tiring...
  4. Eb Alto
    So I've been playing the alto sax for about 4 years. I play on an intermediate Antigua and I play on a E Rousseau with Vandoren reeds size 3 reeds with a Rovner ligature. I've always been told my tone sounds "nasally", some days more than others. My director tells me to voice "ahh" so my throat...
  5. 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...
  6. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all Are you an arranger, too? In case you're interested, I'd like to share a modest collection of articles I've written about arranging. Most of these articles deal with the sorts of things you don't find in arranging books: Tips for being productive and meeting a deadline. How to write...
  7. Classical Saxophone
    I'm currently learning this piece and I was looking for any tips, techniques, notes, or advice you could give me on it. Any certain musical preferences you have or any "have tos" on any parts of the piece or the piece in general? ANY advice you could offer would be great. Thanks
  8. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello! For those who do not know what anchor tonguing is, it is when the tip of the tongue rests against the bottom teeth and the reed is tongued with the middle of the tongue. I've done it since I started (5 years ago), and it is incredibly hard to tongue the correct way for me. Tips on how to...
  9. High School and College
    I am in desperate need of any and all tips you can give me about All Region. I'm a freshman high school bari player with little competition (for freshman All Region). I have to play two specific diatonic scales, the chromatic scale, and different cuts of all three etudes. Any tips at all could...
  10. High School and College
    I'm going to be new to marching band this year. Any tips you have would be great. I'm marching bari sax.
  11. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I'm 14 years old and next Saturday ill be playing my first gig at a coffee shop for 2 hours and although i wont be payed I'm able to put out a tip jar. I practice 3-4 hours a day and when I'm not playing I'm listening to any jazz music i can get my hands on. I am most likely going to have a...
  12. Jazz and Improvisation
    - 20 Tips for the Jazz Musician - A few things to remember at the gig
  13. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hey Everyone, I've seen many trumpets do shakes and a friend recently told me he heard a saxophone player do one but didn't know how. I asked a trumpet player how he did his and figured out that the two don't relate. Anyone how to do a shake on sax? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  14. Clarinet
    I've picked up the clarinet seriously again lately after not playing it really at all for a few years and have noticed that I have a tendency to bite with my top teeth on the mouthpiece, especially in the upper register. I understand that the embouchure for the clarinet needs to be quite tight...
  15. Tips and Techniques
    I am making an application tape for Dave Liebman's saxophone master class and need some tips on, like I said in the title, impressing Dave Liebman. I will be playing Donna Lee by Charlie Parker, Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael and Vicissitudes by Chris Potter. Thanks in advance!
  16. Flute & Piccolo
    Hi. I play both tenor Sax (currently in a hiphop/funk/rock band) and flute (currently jamming on latin and jazz standards with a couple of guys). Because I live in a mid-terrace house and have neighbours with young children I tend not to play the saxophone in the house. This means I can't...
  17. Flute & Piccolo
    Hello folks, I have recently started playing flute, and by recently I mean I got my flute this Tuesday! I have never played flute before and I can already play from about :space2: up to just over an octave above that, so I have been very happy with my achievement in the past 3 days. I'm really...
  18. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hi all, I have recently started playing bari in a big band and am looking to play some killer solos. This is where my question pops up: altissimo on the bari? I know it's possible as I've seen it done, but does anyone have any tips/tricks or fingering charts to give me a hand? Cheers
  19. Jazz and Improvisation
    I play alto in my schools jazz band, and intend to go into music specifically jazz studies at university next year. I was looking for advice and suggestions on doubling, more specifically, clarinet and flute. I have only ever played saxophone, but would like to going some skill on both clarinet...
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