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Jazz Theory and Arranging

I am a college student who is very interested in composing. My favorite type of music is jazz, so I'd like to learn to arrang…

11 years ago
by Black Orpheus (23 posts)

Can anyone tell me about this saxophone?

My step-father recently gave me a saxophone and I am looking for any information on it. Since I'm a trumpet player, I know ne…

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

weird resistance

i started out on alto many years ago and i switched to tenor exclusively for a while but a few years later when i tryed playi…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

trouble playing g on my selmer tenor

I have trouble playing the G in the lower register clearly. With my Meyer 6M mouthpiece and Vandoren 3 reed it is not too bad…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

what are tone plates?

new metal tenor mouthpeice came with two black,wedge shaped plastic inserts. i think these are called tone plates, but what d…

11 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

RIP CHINESE HORN!

Hi guys, has been awhile since i posted anything here. Recently i bought my second yamaha yts-61 tenor sax (im just a big fan…

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Selmer Ref.36 Tenor

Guys, I recently bought a Selmer Ref 36 Tenor that I love. It is one of the nicest horns I have had in my 36 years of playin…

11 years ago
by wtnelson57 (2 posts)

I need musicians!!!!!

I am a student at El Modena High in So. Cal., and I was wondering if anybody here can tell me where I can contact, directly o…

11 years ago
by west (242 posts)

which metal tenor is best

new to the tenor sax , which metal tenor mouthpeice would be the best to buy to help with hitting the low..b/flat...lowb...lo…

11 years ago
by Bluehorn (2 posts)

I have a question about an old time jazz person.

I was curious if anyone here knows a jazz artist, probably played in 50s and 60s? The lead musician of the group, and Tenor s…

11 years ago
by west (242 posts)

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 (…

11 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Marcel Mule Recording

I am currently a high school student in Texas studying privately out of the Ferling etude book. I have always been told thing…

11 years ago
by rr_sax2006 (1 post)

Please rate my music!

Here is a collection of music I have made in the past year or so.

11 years ago
by mojocoggo (97 posts)

trading in my Buescher True Tone sop..........

I have decided to sell my Buescher True Tone and go with a newer, less expensive sop. I have been reading the threads on this…

11 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

technical question

Hi guys, i have a random question. ive been teaching for 8 years, and in that time ive never come across a pupil who got lip…

11 years ago
by martysax (148 posts)

What's you jazz setup?

What's your setup(s) for jazz that you currently play?

11 years ago
by martysax (148 posts)

playing time

I cannot seem to play longer than 45 min -- and then I cannot make 1/2 the notes in upper registers -- I change reed and all…

11 years ago
by martysax (148 posts)

Please help me identify my Conn tenor sax

Hello everyone. Hope someone out there can give me at bit of advice. I have inherited a Conn Tenor Sax and would like to fin…

11 years ago
by pj (5 posts)

I've found the perfect alto mouthpiece!

My search for the perfect alto mouthpiece is over! I bought an Otto Link Tone Edge hard rubber piece and it sounds amazing! I…

11 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Who else loves Alexander's DC reeds?

Man, these reeds are awesome!!! I'm normally a LaVoz kind of guy, but to me, the Alexander DC is like the perfect, idealized…

11 years ago
by cheezmunky (3 posts)

Yamaha saxophones?

I play baritone sax. I am going to buy a new Low A horn, and have heard great things about the yamaha overall. Does anyone ow…

11 years ago
by mojocoggo (97 posts)

Pre-1900's Bari?

I saw this on ebay and I was wondering when it was made, or any other information about it. It looks very similar to the orig…

11 years ago
by mojocoggo (97 posts)

Higher notes

Hey guys. I just had my third sax lesson, but I have a couple of problems. I can get the low notes just fine, but my teacher…

11 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Japanese Martin? Ever seen/played one?

My dad plays keyboard with a jazz trio, and I went to hear them today. The tenor sax player had heard me play before, and bef…

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Selmer Prelude

I've been shopping around and am now looking at the Selmer Prelude tenors. Any comments on these? Apparently they're a new mo…

11 years ago
by aravaioli (24 posts)
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