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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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How can I manage

I might seem crazy but I want to learn every instrument in band...though sax is gonna be my main instrumetn cause it is just…

9 years ago
by kitnachi (41 posts)

scared......

Ive played clarinet for 2 years now and am really good, 2nd chair is good for me. But for x-mas i recieved an alto sax and am…

9 years ago
by jaggtagg7 (40 posts)

The purpose of Saxquest

As a Saxquest member, I would like to welcome all new-commers to the site. This site has so much to offer, and I hope that yo…

9 years ago
by GzsKerqt (77 posts)

Moderators take serious note

The knights Templar and yourselves and others have been attacked by this character saxman89.This should not be allowed to con…

9 years ago
by TANGO SIX ONE (255 posts)

My dilemma

I have been playing saxophone since the 5th grade, and I am now in 10th. Here is my situation: I played alto in 5th-7th grade…

9 years ago
by woutanh (19 posts)

advice concerning bari saxes.

... i am mainly play tenor... but due to the amount of seniors graduating this year, i am playing bari sax in the symphonic w…

9 years ago
by woutanh (19 posts)

'05-'06 marching show

What is your band playing for next year's show? We're doing a jazz them with Birdland, Adelina de Maya, Channel One Suite (mv…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Marching w/an alto

I play the alto sax in the marching band. I can't find a comfortable way to carry it, and my director said either right or ce…

9 years ago
by saxgrobie (86 posts)

This is a hard one.....Solo ensemble...

Where can I find a piece fit enough to win me state in the solo ensemble contest with a Baritone Saxophone solo?? I really ha…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Playing Upper Register and Other Things

Hey guys...well I just wanted to know if you all can help me out...im having a lot of trouble playing the higher register not…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

college audition etude

i am going to graduate in '06 and i plan on majoring in music. i have an audition piece in mind; lawson lundes sonata for sax…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

My alto constantly squeaks when i play it!

On certain notes i'll totally just squeak and i can't help it. It doeans't matter if i tounge or not. I'm using a 2 1/2 - 3 v…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

synthetic reeds?

Synthetic reeds,where do you get them?, do they affect sound qualite?, are thay better or worse than regular wood reeds? , pr…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Marching Band Sax

I am a member of the Berkeley Springs High School Marching Band and want to buy a new alto sax. I already have a 2001 Conn 24…

9 years ago
by jaggtagg7 (40 posts)

My sax is out of tune the whole time

hi, i'm a freshman in high school and i play alto sax. Most of the time i play my middle range at band, but whenever i play…

9 years ago
by jaggtagg7 (40 posts)

Soprano Quickly

Hi. My band director handed me a soprano sax yesterday and asked me to learn a really complicated part on it, hopefully over…

9 years ago
by AlwaysBored89 (10 posts)

Symphonic Season

Well marching season has come to an end and xmas break is over. Time for the concert peices to start creepin out. Whats every…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

and reeds

HI i have been playing the alto sax for 5 years and i was wondering if any of you could recomend a mouth piece and a reed for…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Just starting

I'm a high school bass clarinetist, and I've taken the challenge of learning the bari sax for my school's musical in only a w…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

New to metal mouthpieces

I have a new otto link *7 mouthpiece... i love it but switching from my hard rubber mouthpiece(which sux) i squeek alot and w…

9 years ago
by Jim Keith (20 posts)

Brands of Reeds

I'm all for thrift, so I've been ussing Rico Royal since I began on the alto a couple of years ago. I am aware of how crappy…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Jazz Tenor

Hi, I play second chair tenor in my high school jazz band. I currently play on a Couf Superba 1 tenor and use a Selmer D mout…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Scales for soloing

well my school is doing the musical grease next week, and whne the other tenor sax does his solo in the song Born to Hand Jiv…

9 years ago
by Tully (49 posts)

Does anyone know what this song is called?

I have heard this song a few times and I would like to know what it is called so I can get it on CD or something.... I played…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

NEW SAX TRIO OR QUARTET

I WANNA START A NEW TRIO OR A SAX QUARTET AND I WAS WONDERING HOW DO YOU START ONE AND KEEP ONE AND WHERE DO YOU FIND MUSIC?A…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)
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