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Phil Barone Alto Saxophone

Has anyone had any hands-on experience with a Phil Barone? I've been wanting to buy a new saxophone for a while and the An…

2 years ago
by dantee_official

I squeak when i play fast

Can anyone tell me why i squeak when i play fast staccatos?

2 years ago
by Saxquest (387 posts)

Evette Schaeffer Paris France Serial 5639

I recently found this Sax in my grandpas basement and was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or how much it may be…

2 years ago
by victorio (1 post)

Value of a semer La Voix alto?

What is the current value of a selmer La Voix alto?  It is in good condition 9.6/10 cosmetic 10/10 mechanical.  …

2 years ago
by garrettcx

help finding this book?

My teacher highly recommends 'Voicing: An Approach to the Saxophone's Third Register' (by Dabney & Sinta), but I haven't foun…

2 years ago
by dcdmail (1 post)

What sax to get

I'm totally new to sax playing although I did play trumpet for a few years.  I'm an older guy so if I never get beyon…

2 years ago
by kelsey (907 posts)

Asking for LTCL Saxophone Programme Suggestion

I am going to take the LTCL saxophone performance examination.
1 replies by mingsum0321 (2 posts) 2 years ago

2 years ago
by mingsum0321 (2 posts)

NEW SOPRANO SAXOPHONE FROM KEILWERTH!!!


I am pleased to announce that Julius Keilwerth will soon be releasing a NEW LINE of soprano saxophones inspired by l…

2 years ago
by kelsey (907 posts)

Yamaha Tenor Sax YTS-275 Neck Receiver Screw

I need a neck receiver screw for a Yamaha Sax Tenor YTS-275 gold lacquer.
Where can I find this part…

2 years ago
by zenosax

Discomfort on lower lip

Hi, I've just started playing tenor sax again after 35 years and I don't remember too much, I notice my lower lip hurts af…

2 years ago
by dilandilan (7 posts)

Conn Serial Number Question

Hello,
Dusting off the old Sax
I still have my Tenor Saxophne from Elementary School.
I was trying to look…

2 years ago
by dilandilan (7 posts)

2nd Octave G

When playing the Tenor Sax, when I'm going up the scale all is well until I get to the G in the second scale then I get a…

2 years ago
by fbass

Help me improve my sound for jazz

I play In my highschools jazz band and i need help with a more jazzy sound.  Im playing on a selmer LaVoix alto and a…

2 years ago
by kelsey (907 posts)

Re. Serial No. Table.

Hi
cant find any ref. in the King serial No.  to the  Cleveland Models with the serial no. Preceded with th…

2 years ago
by cycles (42 posts)

Is this an early Yanagisawa Tenor

Hi
i need some help in identifying this Sax. Could it be an early Yanagisawa, with the lyre engraving on the bell.

2 years ago
by cycles (42 posts)

Best way to keep a lacquered sax from tarnishing

I live in a very humid place, a friend told me that it is better to keep my horns out of the cases and on the stands. &nbs…

2 years ago
by kelsey (907 posts)

Yanagisawa 880 alto sax

Hi I am from Spain, fist to congratulate you onte website.

Second I just wanted to comment that I have a high Yana…

2 years ago
by Saxquest (387 posts)

Yamaha MK1 Neck problem

Has anyone experienced a problem with the top F# using the original neck ( I think. ) of a Mark 1 purple logo Yamaha tenor…

2 years ago
by cycles (42 posts)

2nd F# abouve middle C (Altissimo)

I have been able to learn and hit the six notes, C above middle C and chromatically up through the second F above middle C…

2 years ago
by pkimber (2 posts)

Group Classes with Liebman and Smulyan?

We have a couple of really great upcoming master classes with Dave Liebman ( 1 replies by ashfordtucker (1 post) 2 years ago

2 years ago
by Saxquest (387 posts)

Yamaha YAS 82Z

My Yamaha YAS 82Z is missing a resonator in the B key ( smallest key).  Is that the way is supose to be?  I chec…

2 years ago
by zenosax (15 posts)

Is sharing a saxophone sanitary?

Hello,

We have recently moved to a new school district.  Currently we have a 10th grade bari sax player and 6…

2 years ago
by Saxquest (387 posts)

In jazz, what is a guide tone?

I've heard that guide tones are very useful while improvising, and seems to be an important concept for jazz theory.

2 years ago
by GFC (582 posts)

Help pricing my Selmer SA 80 Serie II Tenor (Silver Plated)

Hello,

I own a silver-plated SA 80 Serie II tenor saxophone made in 1998-1999 based on the S/N.  It's in e…

2 years ago
by varga39

year of production question

Hello, I have a conn tenor sax with serial number N185703. I want to know the year of manufacture of this sax.  Thank…

2 years ago
by GFC (582 posts)
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