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High School Saxophone

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How can I get my alto to sound better?

I sit up straight and all that but it still sounds REALLY airy. I was thinking it was becuase of my reed but when I changed t…

9 years ago
by Princerd (2 posts)

top or bottom surface?

when u tongue, do u tongue with the top surface of the tip of the tongue or the bottom surface of the tip? Or do u use differ…

9 years ago
by GzsKerqt (77 posts)

Is this a rip-off?

Okay, having just sorted out hire for an alto sax for the next term from my school, I'm wandering around ebay (yes, shame on…

9 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

Trumpeting on a soprano

I am in a city symphony thing, and we don't have any brass at the current point, so I am wondering how bad is it to be playin…

9 years ago
by vipegrad (47 posts)

Alto Sax Tone Problems

I'm going into 11th grade and I've played alto sax since 5th grade. I think I've gotten quite good since last year...it helpe…

9 years ago
by The_§ax (147 posts)

Embouchure

I have embouchure. I had a less than substantial teacher teach me how to play sax. I know in the embouchure that you are supp…

9 years ago
by The_§ax (147 posts)

Woodwind or sax section shirt ideas

we are trying to put together t shirt ideas for marching band this year and we arent get any where, does anybody have a good…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Improvising

I can play almost anything that's written out but I suck at improvising. Any ideas I can try would be great.

9 years ago
by Vondermark (18 posts)

Jazz Scales for Alto Sax

Where can I download or get some jazz scales for the Alto sax?

9 years ago
by yanytenor (12 posts)

Jupiter Alto

At the end of symphonic band last year I was looking to upgrade from my YAS-23, and the sax clinician we had (A student of We…

9 years ago
by Aesop89 (12 posts)

Any school of arts people?!

hey I go to Bak middle school of arts ( I play all saxes) located in Florida, and knowing that there are other schools of art…

9 years ago
by Gooshbanshee (24 posts)

Free music

Does anyone know where you can print-off classic Alto music off the internet?

9 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Soprano Sax Wanted

I've played tenor for several years now and have become quite accomplished on it. Now, I would like to begin doubling in the…

9 years ago
by saxman1990 (25 posts)

Can anyone tell me about borgani saxophones?

My teacher has a Borgani 130 jubilee edition alto saxophone. He says that it is a great horn and I wanted to purchase one too…

9 years ago
by bosko (1 post)

Lesen Sie Deutsche/schreiben Sie

Spricht irgendjemand (oder schreibt) Deutsche/liest?

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

one last question

im gonning to buy a yamaha but some guys from my band said topsax from ebay : 1 replies by aznfbi (3 posts) 9 years ago

9 years ago
by jazzyjedi (13 posts)

carving mouthpieces

does anyone know where i can get my beechler hard rubber beechler mouthpiece carved???

9 years ago
by uncrazy99 (12 posts)

A good alto sax?

im in high school and im playing an alto sax but im useing one from the school. I was thinking of getting a sax. i found some…

9 years ago
by uncrazy99 (12 posts)

Can anyone tell me about good bari saxes?

I have been playing bari for a while and I was wondering what some good intermediate or pro models were?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

pads and resonaters

i just got my sax and it has black pads, what animals skin is this? and the resonators have almost * shapes on them, any…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

hippy sax player

all right, so this is a pathetic question i know, but im curious. i am a vegetearian hippy, and i dont agree with the use of…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Ligatures for Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

What are some good ligatures for a hard rubber alto mouthpiece? Will a metal ligature scratch up the mouthpiece?

9 years ago
by llehctiMnairB (18 posts)

Latin Improvising?

My jazz band just got this new Latin piece called Mambo Hot and it calls for a tenor sax solo. I hate the written one and wan…

9 years ago
by BurnPianoIslandBurn (6 posts)

Tounging...

Hello all! I seem to be having trouble with my tounging. I can move my fingers as fast as I need to, but I find it really har…

9 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

what do yall think

alright im in the market for a new sax (i dont want a students sax) i want to know what yall think is the best brands

9 years ago
by Afro-rican tenor (2 posts)
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