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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…

9 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…

9 years ago
by kelsey (834 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…

9 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.

9 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…

9 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…

9 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.…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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 -…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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?

9 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)

book or street smarts?

I really want know how to do improvisation and do it good so I've been looking around the forum about improvisation and chord…

9 years ago
by mikesmodern (6 posts)

Weltklang Markneukirchen Klingenthal soprano

Hey there. My uncle collects all sorts of saxes, and recently sent me out this vintage German soprano. An internet search doe…

9 years ago
by latenightsnack (2 posts)

Y-Jazz Quartet at the Lunch-Bar in Yverdon (Switzerland)

Y-jazz Quartet will be performing at the opening of the new Lunch-Bar in Yverdon (Switzerland) Musicians of the band: * Ray…

9 years ago
by marcueter (3 posts)

Sonny Side Up

I'm just letting everyone in the LA area know that Sonny Rollins will be at Cerritos Center Saturday night at 8 PM. Tickets a…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)
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