Sax on the Web Forum banner
21 - 40 of 44 Posts

· Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2017
Joined
·
6,788 Posts
Discussion Starter · #25 ·
No, never give it away like that. Best to act like you meant to do whatever you did, and are perfectly happy and at ease!
JL is right you know. Even though I posted the most common techniques, it was really sort of "tongue in cheek". I'd like to think I keep smiling through anything and btich later. Every once in a while I do get rattled though.... Like when I really do find out the damn G# is stuck. :(
 

· Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
2,612 Posts
I once saw Branford Marsalis change his reed four times in one show. One time he even took a good five minutes between two songs to find a good one. Then during a song that featured the bass and piano he proceeded to talk to a fellow bandmate through the entire piece. It was wonderful.
This is a new habit for me and I like it. I switch reeds a lot if my stock are getting soft. I might switch every song sometimes. Help me I'm become ocd!
 

· Forum Contributor 2011, SOTW's pedantic pet rodent
Joined
·
8,398 Posts
If it's a big band type reading gig - "I forgot my reading glasses or I need new lenses" or "the brass are to loud, I can't hear anything" or "I don't do these kinds of gigs anymore".

If it's a smaller group - "I never played that tune" or "I don't do these kinds of gigs anymore".
Excellent!
 

· Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
2,135 Posts
One of the classics is staring into the bell of the sax as if you're looking for the infamous missing sock. Or turn it upside-down, bang on the bow a few times, and look puzzled when nothing falls out.
 

· SOTW Columnist, Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
25,064 Posts
I'd like to think I keep smiling through anything and btich later. Every once in a while I do get rattled though.... Like when I really do find out the damn G# is stuck. :(
I had my side C key stick on a recent gig, played a lick using that key a couple of times until I realized what the problem was, but of course it was too late. I'm pretty sure I couldn't hide the look on my face....
 

· Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
2,371 Posts
I drop the F-bomb a couple of times, then give my horn the finger.
 

· Distinguished SOTW Member
Joined
·
9,272 Posts
Act pissed and reach down with my right hand like the G# key stuck. Unfortunately, it really happens all too frequently. Never trust a G# key!

Hey, what the hell does changing reeds have to do with trying to cover up mistakes? You change a reed when you have to whether everybody can see you do it or not. I like to do it, actually, thinking the people get sort of a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of what it takes to keep pumping music out of this brass albatross we hang around our necks.
 
21 - 40 of 44 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.
Top