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High School Saxophone

For students and band directors alike....topics such as jazz band, solo and ensemble contests, college prep, and everything else high school related

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Good luck Louisiana All-State 2nd round members

Round 2 of All state is today in LA and I wanna wish everyone good luck and eased nerves, lol, cause I know mine are going cr…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Need Advice Quick!!!

I need to know your thoughts on a new saxophone that's good for a junior-senior in high school going on to college. This new…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Questions on Jazz Scales for Alto Saxes

Will somebody please tell me the Bb concert jazz scale? II play alto saxophone so I know its teh G jazz scale but I don't kno…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL ALTO SAX?? Got any knowledge

I got it at an estate auction for $100. It's antique. It says American Professional on the bell. Serial number 17555 L. It's…

11 years ago
by saxophonik (73 posts)

Help! Advice on carpal tunnel, tedonitis etc.

Just this summer my arms started to bug me after playing. Thankfully it's only when I'm spending a couple hours a day playing…

11 years ago
by claribari (6 posts)

What kind of Student Alto Sax to purchase?

What brand and/or model of alto sax and tenor sax would you recommend to an average high school student that wants to go majo…

11 years ago
by claribari (6 posts)

Cheap Beginner Sax (Helmke)

Hello there. I am a new saxophone player, though not a new band member. I have played flute for many years but finally decide…

11 years ago
by claribari (6 posts)

Help on finding music demos for...

Obvisiously I need some help finding music demos or a rehersal of some music for the jazzband and I personally need a list of…

11 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

help with low notes on bari saxes

ou jazz band is good....i started this year first alto....second tenor(numbers)....now im on bari....its my first time on bar…

11 years ago
by woutanh (19 posts)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ANY GOOD MUSIC COLLEGES IN MIDWEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I live in WI and I go to High school, and i am looking for a college that has a really good music program. any one no of an…

11 years ago
by saxmachinedom (3 posts)

help with intonation on mk 7

i'm a sophomore in high school and i play on an early 80's mark 7 tenor with either a selmer c* or an otto link 7. I can't hi…

11 years ago
by The_§ax (147 posts)

Intonation

i bearly learned how to play tenor sax and i am having a horrible trouble w/ intonation and i want to know what i can do to…

11 years ago
by brace_face (43 posts)

Key to balancing withing your section and ensemble.

When I play I can hear myself above everyone else (obviously). My teacher has been on us about balancing as a section and the…

11 years ago
by Enviroguy (5 posts)

Marching Band Updates

I'd like to know how everyones marching season is coming along. What music is being played, drill, etc. I currently play for…

11 years ago
by Dub-C (8 posts)

alto jazz mouthpieces

im primarily a bari player and recently i realized how much i need to start playing alto. i know metal mouthpieces well. howe…

11 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Intonation

i bearly learned how to play tenor sax and i am having a horrible trouble w/ intonation and i want to know what i can do to…

11 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Alternatives to YAS-23 for middle schooler?

Hi all, My daughter is entering 6th grade (which is middle school here in North Carolina) and is taking up alto saxophone. Sh…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

baritone fingerings

We're currently playing this piece called bridgewater breeze by Adam Gorb. Does anyone know the fingerings of notes lower tha…

11 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Band Tour

My High School Stage Band are going on a band tour in a few months time and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of…

11 years ago
by checkster (9 posts)

Best new Baritone

I would like to get some opinions on what is the best new baritone sax on the market right now. I am looking at the Yamaha YB…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

MARCHING bands

My school is the only high school in our area who is an actual marching band, but other bands who call themselves marching sq…

11 years ago
by Imarif (7 posts)

Metal mouthpieces

Are tenor saxophone metal mouthpieces harder to play? I am considering getting one but I don't know if it would be too hard.…

11 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Breathy sound

I'm playing tenor sax with a size 3 reed. My sound is strong when I blow enough air but no matter how much air I blow it soun…

11 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

HELP IMPROVISING!!!!

Hi, I'm a 14 year old alto sax player. I usually play 2nd or 3rd part in jazz band, since I'm a freshman and there's this oth…

11 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

hello everybody...

i would like to hear your opinion on my solo. my rock band and i recorded a song on our drumer house. there are 2 songs there…

11 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)
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