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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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Yamaha yts 23

I am looking at buying a Yamaha YTS 23, I am a beginner and I don't want to spend too much money. I found one that is a prett…

5 years ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

Upgrade from YAS-23?

I've been playing Alto sax for three years in my school band, and I think that it is time to upgrade. I was looking at some i…

5 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Has anyone hear of Ashley saxophones?

Has anyone heard of Ashley saxophones? I was told that they are a brand from Europe, but that is about all i can find on them…

5 years ago
by pietjepur (1 post)

Looking for feedback on tenor saxophone playing

Hey guys. I play tenor saxophone in my high school combo, and I recently played a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Poor Butt…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

Why are there so many guy saxophone players?

I'm the only girl saxophone player in the 9th grade. And I think there is only one girl sax in the 8th grade(but I highly dou…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

cannonball saxes are they good

i'm in highschool and i'm look

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

ok i feel stupid so please be nice

I go to a music school every saturday and one of the seesions they run is this awesome stage band. My inspiration for startin…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

KING 665F

Is the king 665f alto a good horn? Is it intermediate or beginner?

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

Alto Sax for High School Student

I'm looking for a saxophone to play in my band. I've been playing for 5 years on school saxes and I'm looking at buying my ow…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

help with marching and playing

i need some tips on how to focus on marching while playing

5 years ago
by Caelestis (5 posts)

faster tounging

i started playing saxophone just a year ago i play in the high school marching band and some of our music requires fast toung…

5 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

Mouthpiece Reed Combination

Currently, I am playing on a Meyer 5m with a Vandoren Traditional Size 3 on a Reference 54 alto. I'm looking to have a much d…

5 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

RPC mouthpiece question

I was wondering how much these mouthpieces usually run. I was looking at the 115b tenor on the website and there is no price…

5 years ago
by zeekman116 (27 posts)

Which sax for a beginner - Choice of 3?

So.... which alto is better: Keilwerth ST90 Mk II Buffet Evette Selmer Bundy 1242 I know none of them would be as good as a…

5 years ago
by saxophoneman (2 posts)

New Saxophone?

My teacher believes that I need to upgrade from my 1922 True-Tone to a "better saxophone" opinions?

5 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Add some Edge

Alright, so I have had my Jody Jazz HR 7* for a while now, and I love this piece. However, I was reading online and I was try…

5 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

Airy, Spitty sound, difficult articulation

So I've been playing for nine years now, and I have just started having this problem here. I play alto, use a 3.5 Vandoren re…

5 years ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

New Mouthpiece

Hey guys. I'm in the Jazz Band at my school and we are a state renowned band. I'm a freshman, so I'm trying to get my witz ab…

5 years ago
by hemkestudent (5 posts)

finding my sound

Hi, I'm a 14 year old Tenor Saxophonist I've been playing for some 4 or 5 years now and I'm searchingfor my sound. I recently…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

I need help in general

well,to start off im a tenor sax player who is first chair at my schools jazz band.i am alot better than i ever thought i wou…

6 years ago
by clamness (13 posts)

Jazz Duet

Okay, so a friend and I would like to do a Jazz Sax duet (both alto's preferably, but we're both proficient in all) for a tal…

6 years ago
by clamness (13 posts)

Which one?

First of all, what is the difference between Bundy and Bundy II? If there is already a discussion about this I'm sorry. It's…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

LA MONTE SAX INFO

I've just aquired a La Monte tenor saxophone, I don't know anything about it exept that its 35 years old and it's pretty bang…

6 years ago
by clonestar (1 post)

Bari Sax Trick

Something to try... Attach a sussaphone bell into a bari sax bell (note it might not fit perfectly) then play some scales…

6 years ago
by Altonian11 (39 posts)

From Tenors to Tenor Sax

Hey everyone, Ive been perusing through this site for a while now and I decided to finally come out of the shadows. Im a perc…

6 years ago
by saxall60 (29 posts)
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