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FREE JAZZ TO BE OR NOT TO BE A CHARLATAN THIS IS THE QUESTION?

FREE JAZZ (TARDIS) When we discuss the playing of so-called FREE JAZZ the Knights Templar dismiss it TARDIS is the reason (…

10 years ago
by TANGO SIX ONE (255 posts)

Which one is the best Selmer alto sax?

I am thinking of buying one (preferably second hand, as I will have about £ 1000 to spend) and wondering which one to buy an…

10 years ago
by martysax (148 posts)

Ibert's Concertino De Camera

I am an English music student and for my dissertation I am going to compare John Harle's recording of Ibert's Concertino De C…

10 years ago
by trevorr1148 (1 post)

Auditons

this might sound like a stupid question... before auditions i'm totally calm and relaxed thinking "oh, i know the music, i'm…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Baritone Sax

I am looking to purchase a new Baritone Sax and have my eye on a Sugal Baritone with nickel body and silver bell. Trouble is…

10 years ago
by sbaker (1 post)

Yamaha 62 question

My husband just purchased a YAS-62M (matte finish) for my son when I specifically sent him to purchase a YAS-62II for him. Ca…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Curved Sopranos vs. Straight Sopranos

I would just like to know the differences in sound between the two and difficulties or joys of playing one shape over the oth…

10 years ago
by kesslermusic (8 posts)

Embouchure

Hello again. I've been working on my embouchure and have been using this site ( 3 replies by nectarios (20 posts) 10 years ago

10 years ago
by troymcclure (10 posts)

Good music theory book?

Ay recommendations? Saw one I was going to buy from BNN tonight. It was a small book with good content that helped, but wante…

10 years ago
by someguy (80 posts)

What should I do?

Should I rent a Bundy for 3 months for $115 to see if I want to keep going with the sax, or should I just buy a used Yamaha 4…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Selmer AS210

Hello everyone... i played alto sax all the way thru highschool. I've been thinking about playing again (at church & stuff).…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

DENTS (how bad are they???)

I just bought a Yas - 23 from a friend. The horn has two small dents on the curve at the bottom of the horn before the bell.…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Low notes on Tenor

Folks- I've always had difficulty playing middle c, low b, and low b-flat on my tenor, but over the last year or so, I've be…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

recently learning the alto sax.

Hey! I’ve just recently been learning the alto sax. I’m having trouble playing a Db/C# in my scales. The problem I’m ha…

10 years ago
by tribegirl (5 posts)

MY FIRST LESSON!

I just had my first lesson, it was great. I learned the G Major scale, I started learning the F Major scale but I had some tr…

10 years ago
by cynot (21 posts)

Which Sax?

First I want to say thanks to all those who posted on my last 2 discussions. Your advice has been very helpful. I've decided…

10 years ago
by jazzsaxman (28 posts)

Chap Stick??

i was just kinda curious.. i had a concert yesterday and i was messn round with my horn makin sure everything was workn rite.…

10 years ago
by TrentG (15 posts)

Sax Publications

Does anybody subscribe to any publications? Is there any that you dont have to be a music major to understand? If so please s…

10 years ago
by someguy (80 posts)

I met Emilio Lyons

Took my old Sax into Rayburn Music in Boston yesterday (www.rayburnmusic.com/index.asp and had the fortunate opprotunity to s…

10 years ago
by kaleid (18 posts)

THE LEGENDARY SAXOPHONISTS COLLECTION

Perhaps some of the readers of the SOTW forum would be interested in finely engineered performances of the great Classical Ar…

10 years ago
by a matched set (3 posts)

I'll try another question!

As I mentioned before I have only had three lessons but I'm having a really hard time getting any sort of tone when I use the…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

My 83 year old C Melody sounds AWESOME!

There's just something about the tone of this sax that sends chills down your spine. I'm not quite sure what it is! This ha…

10 years ago
by mosplace (26 posts)

moisture

I've been taking lessons for 4 months, and can't stop moisture from accumulating in my mouthpiece. I play a D. Zagar with a V…

10 years ago
by Poirier (5 posts)

Ralph Morgan tenor mpc

I just ordered a 6L Jazz Morgan mpc from Dave at Junkdude. I'm hoping it works well for me. I just recently aquired a circa…

10 years ago
by wisewoog (5 posts)

Yanagisawa history/vintage

My Alto is a Yanagisawa which I've had for about 20yrs. The SN seems to correlate to a 1975 model, and the artwork on the bel…

10 years ago
by FredCDobbs (77 posts)
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