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As the subject says, I just thought I'd say hello.

I've always had an itch to play saxophone and I've finally scatched it. I took the plunge and bought my first Sax yesterday, however I'm still waiting for the store to call to say it's arrived.

Learning the sax is going to be somewhat of a new experience as I've never held a sax before, never mind played one. So at 38 years of age I'll finally get to start learning the sax and reminding myself on how to read music.

Something to look forward to in the forth coming long winter nights.

Well have a good weekend.

ttfn
Dave
 

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I hope you enjoy playing as much as I do, sax is a great instrument. Welcome to the forum.

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Still waiting for the call from the store :(

One can only hope they get in touch soon, as I'm itching to get started. I know I'm going to sound like a cat being strangled to start with, the dog will probably run and hide, my daughter will no doubt just laugh and I'll become the but of her jokes, but she'll sharp shut when I tell her she's grounded ;)

My next job now is to find a good tutor and practice like there's no tomorrow.

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Dave
 

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I'd get on the tutor search ASAP! The best time to learn BAD habits is the time between getting the sax for the first time and your first lesson. See if you can get a lesson lined up in the store when you go to pick it up, they might have someone on staff.
 

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Khamelion said:
I know I'm going to sound like a cat being strangled to start with, the dog will probably run and hide, my daughter will no doubt just laugh and I'll become the but of her jokes, but she'll sharp shut when I tell her she's grounded ;)
Don't worry, Dave. Beginner sax noises aren't all that annoying (unlike clarinet).
What's the sax you ordered? Alto, tenor, Yamaha, Yanagisawa..?
 

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Picked my sax up today, it was late on this evening so not had a good go at doing anything with it as yet. Not really held it properly, I just put it together as shown in the store, let the bell rest in the case and gave ita blow, no squeek or squawk, just a nice mellow tone, not a clue which note it was, but the dog didn't run and hide and my girlfriend commented it sounded really nice.

One of the store assistants is a sax player and gives lesson, if I remember correctly he studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has his Grade 8 ?? IN store he showed me how to put it together and tested it for me, played a scale up and down fairly quick to make sure it was all okay, which it was.

I have bought, a Yamaha YTS275 Tenor Sax, recommended student sax which the store tells me should last until I reach a very proficient level, so it'll last me a good few years yet.

I going to have a mess round, getting to know my new sax and I'll call to get myself some lessons booked. Who knows by Christmas I might be able to scare the dog with jingle bells hehehe.

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