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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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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…

4 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…

4 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

cannonball saxes are they good

i'm in highschool and i'm look

4 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…

4 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

KING 665F

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

4 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…

4 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

help with marching and playing

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

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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 (823 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 years ago
by saxall60 (29 posts)

How to play sax in 60 minutes. English subtitles-Prof.Ivan Meyer

This video has helped many to start the saxophone, learning to mouth and play a song in 60 minutes the beautiful "Summer Time…

5 years ago
by Ivan Meyer Brazil (14 posts)

New Preformance Series Eb Alto Sax

Allright, I got a scholarship to college for my alto sax playing. The only problem is that for the last 6 years I have been p…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

lead tenor

Hi. Im in 9th grade and been playing the sax since 5th grade. Next year the senior tenors are leaving and im getting the lead…

6 years ago
by dmoney (9 posts)
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