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Hi,
I'm living overseas and thinking about buying a sax and teaching myself. I took lessons briefly about 10 years ago. I have studied a number of other instruments and know how to read music. Does anyone know of any sax players who started out learning on their own and managed to become decent players? If I were to do this, does anyone have any recommendations on a good instrument to start out on? Also, how much might I need to invest to start? Thanks in advance for any replies!

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I can lean just fine with no teaching. I do still fall down sometimes though if i lean to far.

All kidding aside having an instructor helps a lot. I think however a few guys on this site give online lessons. I wouldn't know for sure but I think it is so.

A good instrument is the best saxophone you can afford. What do you like best alto? tenor? , one of those is best to start on IMO.

best student horn IMO is the Yamaha YAS23 but any of the major brands make a good horn. Search the site there are tons of threads on what saxes you can get, should get, etc etc etc.

I know some good guitar players that had no lessons so it can be done without a teacher. I'm sure plenty of big name players also did it teaching themselves I just don't know stuff like that.
 

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If you listen well and have a bunch of recordings learning by your self can be quite an experience. Kenneth Tse was self taught until he went to college and man... he's a beast.
 
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