Sax on the Web Forum banner

College! Please.

1591 Views 7 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  W. Z.
I'm in 8th grade and the director of the CMC college band asked me to join the college jazz band because they're Baritone sax player graduated. Any tips? Thanks,

1 - 1 of 8 Posts
Congrats! This is a huge compliment. I got asked to play alto in the high school jazz band when I was in 7th grade. It was an outstanding experience and I learned a lot. If you are playing bari be sure you have good reeds and plenty of volume. Your job as bari player is to mirror the lead alto player. Often you will have the same exact part as him/her, so you need to match the lead alto's phrasing, articulation, etc. Also, bari parts are often counter to what the rest of the section is playing; you may be playing with the trombones instead of the saxes. Dont let this throw you off... play confidently and you will have a blast!
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.