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Alto Sax information

My daughter will be playing in the high school band and would like to upgrade her Conn Alto sax (which hasn't been working ri…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Flute players, help needed please!

help!! im attempting the flute- does anyone know of a site like this or just with really good information for the flute that…

9 years ago
by brace_face (43 posts)

Altissimo

What are the chances I'll be able to build up a large altissimo range on my Yamaha 23 Alto? I know its a student model, but y…

9 years ago
by Vondermark (18 posts)

MUSIC NEEDED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

HELP YALL I NEED TO HAVE A PIECE OF ALTO SAX MUSIC SO I CAN AUDITION FOR A BAND.THE REASON I DONT HAVE ANY IS I JUST GOT OUT…

9 years ago
by Vondermark (18 posts)

Im going to start to play in church but i need help plz plz help!!!

alright, ive decided to start playing clarinet and tenor sax in church, however there is one problem with this, everyone on t…

9 years ago
by saxnforjesus (5 posts)

Does anyone know of...

Hello!! This has been driving me nuts for ages. I've searched soooo much for free sheet music on the net, but I can't seem to…

9 years ago
by brace_face (43 posts)

Alto Sax Upgrade

I currently am entering 10th grade and I play the alto sax. I play a Yamaha YAS-52 model. I like the sound of it but not as w…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

High notes.

I've been playing the saxophone, for about 7 months now, and I'm having real problems hitting high notes in tune. They always…

9 years ago
by tenor562 (297 posts)

Starting a band

I tried to post this on general discussions but no one answered so here it is.I wanna start a band but I dont no how to go ab…

9 years ago
by Paduano (16 posts)

Vandoren reeds

Hello everyone. This would be my first time to post a topic on these forums, so I hope I don't sound dumb. I've played on sev…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Jazz Combo

Alright so I am an alto player and we're starting a jazz combo at our school, and I'm basically in charge of running it. The…

9 years ago
by Paduano (16 posts)

What should I work on?

I am just starting the Alto, but I've played the Clarinet for four years. I'm going straight into a higher level Jazz band ne…

9 years ago
by Paduano (16 posts)

How to play chords on the sax

I've been reading alot and i've read several messages that you can actually play chords on the sax i would really like to fin…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Do I really need a high F# key on a new soprano saxophone ?

Hey gang, I have played Tenor for a long time but I would like to start on the soprano here shortly and I wondered if I reall…

9 years ago
by Tully (49 posts)

Soprano Sax

Is a Soprano Sax good for marching season?

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

pocket sax

I saw them but like what do they do, will a tenor pocket sax sound like a tenor, how are they differen't other than size.

9 years ago
by Sonny_Rollins (18 posts)

Mark VI Know-nothings

who on this discussion board does not know what a mark vi is? Some kids in my school who play sax have no clue!!

9 years ago
by Bleeding_Gums_Murphy (55 posts)

Music- C melodys?

I've been playing an alto and a soprano for a while and finding music seems to be a problem. Also playing with guitarists who…

9 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

The Sopranino...

Does anyone know where i can find a decent one that wont cost a ton and a half?

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Marching Muscles

I'll be marching Bass Sax next year and want to increase my arm strength so I can handle it more easily. What muscles would b…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Marching With Baritone

Ok well "spring training" has offically started and I'm a little confused.... My teacher said he would like me to hold it out…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

High D on Alto sax

In my band we tune on the D in the middle, but the thing is none of the saxaphones never stay in tune , even remotely close..…

9 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

Glasses for Sax

My vision is pretty good, only a bit long sighted, but when i play in a marching band reading off a lyer can be really diffic…

9 years ago
by kitnachi (41 posts)

Cleaning and Maintenance

Right now my mouth piece smells like a cat box. I'm soaking it in rubbing alcohol. Is that oK? How can I clean the rest of th…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Breaking in New Reeds

I use Vandoren 2.5 reeds and I seem to have trouble breaking them in. It's harder to play the lower notes and I sometimes squ…

9 years ago
by SaxAppeal422 (5 posts)
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