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music suggestions

i'm getting a band going right now and i was looking for any suggestions for music. The band consists of 6 people, playing: 1…

8 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

sax for college?

I'm a junior in high school who is planning on majoring in jazz studies in college. I'm looking for a good alto sax (already…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

I have tuning problems because I changed my mouthpiece

Recently I decided to change my mouthpiece because my old one just wasn't giving me the sound I wanted. I switched from a Bar…

8 years ago
by squibcake (4 posts)

Metal mouthpiece help.

Eh, I need a few inputs or suggestions on mouthpieces. The metal i have now is a D8 Dukoff, and I looked around and I heard a…

8 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Saxophone Effects

I get asked by students a lot how to do the cool sounds and special effects on the saxophone. One of the most common ones is…

8 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Alto?Tenor?Bari?

I am going to take a poll just out of bordom. My question is "what type of sax do you play?" and if you play more than one wh…

8 years ago
by kelsey (814 posts)

jazz articulation

hi all! sorry folks, i am sure somebodyelse must have asked this question before but couldnt search this forum as i couldnt…

8 years ago
by djazzy (65 posts)

Tenor Sax Jazz Feature

Hey all. I was wondering if there are any good jazz ensemble numbers available that features the tenor saxophone.

8 years ago
by saxplaya81 (110 posts)

Bari Solos

Does anyone have any favorite baritone players/solos they can suggest? I just picked up a bari after years playing on alto an…

8 years ago
by Conclave (45 posts)

west african rythmic ideas

does anyone have any idea what people are listening to to understand the african polyrhythmic ideas better? I've checked out…

8 years ago
by dss (2 posts)

Rousseau Mouthpieces

Half a year ago I purchased a Rousseau metal mouthpiece for tenor. It is an 8 facing, and I used java or V-16 2.5's with it.…

8 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

New Cannonball Big Bell ???

Hey guys, I recently joined this forum. I have been scanning this sight for a couple years and finally decided I might as wel…

8 years ago
by SaxyQue (13 posts)

Theory for Thought

When I bought Walt Weiskopf's book Around the Horn, it totally changed the way I thought about scales. I just pulled it out a…

8 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

getting sax music online/jazz audition

I need help!!!!! I'm auditioning for a jazz ensemble at my school and I want to audition with the right piece. Not only do I…

8 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Bending Notes

alright guys, this might be a long one, this is my 1st year in jazz, im a good player all around, but in jazz i pretty much s…

8 years ago
by Redsax (27 posts)

saxophone quintet

I'm trying to start a saxophone quintet. I have found good arrangements for saxophone quintet already, but only 5. What I'm l…

8 years ago
by KingNecron (76 posts)

New to the site

Just found the site and hope to be able to chat from time to time with fellow saxophone players. I'm a tenor player - MkVI -…

8 years ago
by KingNecron (76 posts)

Horn Recommendations

Hi everyone. I've been playing sax for about nine years, and it's high time I get a new horn. I figured I would consult the…

8 years ago
by KingNecron (76 posts)

Bigger alto sound for jazz

hi, i'm 17 years old and i play in my school symphonic/jazz band. I'm a second chair alto but i still do some improv solos. I…

8 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Quick question!!

In one of my jazz band parts, it says to "TACET." This may sound dumb, but what does it mean?

8 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

quick question...please help

what does the star mean in a mouthpiece facing. looking at an otto link for tenor. want a 7. but do i want a 7 or 7*. what's…

9 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Tips for the dream sound...

Well.. I'm looking for this sound. I want it to be dark, but I want the low notes to have that vibration background ( I shoul…

9 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Applying Physics to Saxophone Subtone Practice?

I heard somewhere that you had to play the subtones(tenor) from low D to low Bb a bit differently than the rest because of th…

9 years ago
by TONY HOLLY (10 posts)

tenor mouthpiece setup

I have a good setup for my tenor currently. I currently use a Vandoren Jumbo Java Hard Rubber Mouthpiece (T55 opening, which…

9 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Mark VI vs. the Reference Series

hi, i'm thinking about serioulsy upgrading my tenor. currently i play an unlaquered 'Mad Meg' (?) Canonball, but i'm thinkin…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)
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