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High School Saxophone

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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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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.…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Ligatures?

hey,I was just wondering what kind of ligatures other midddle and high school students play. im in 8th grade at an arts schoo…

9 years ago
by Gooshbanshee (24 posts)

Have you any outstanding Blues solos?

I have heard great music by many substantial artists but i know that many of them used the great skill of improvisation. My q…

9 years ago
by jbarisaxman (6 posts)

Does anyone know....

Heya all, does anyone know where I could find a copy of the Molly on the Shore arrangement for alto sax (with piano accompani…

9 years ago
by brace_face (43 posts)

Someone posted a cool site last week, lost the link

Someone posted this realy awsome alto sax site last week and I cant find the link. It was so awsome! It had all the fingering…

9 years ago
by sax kid (19 posts)

YAS23 Sax

Hi, I just bought a Yamaha YAS23 Saxophone and it is awesome!

9 years ago
by sax kid (19 posts)

Help With Buying a Sax...

I just got rid of the alto sax that i've been renting so that i could buy a newer one. I've been doing lot's of searching on…

9 years ago
by sax kid (19 posts)

Biting your bottom lip...

When I play I can only play for about 15 minuted without my bottom lip hurting. Is this because I'm not used to the mouthpeic…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

NEW SAXOPHONE

had everyone here played the P. Mariaut saxes. i played the alto and it was amazing. nice and heavy duty. they play really we…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)
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