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Mouthpiece For King Super 20

Just the other day I dropped my Meyer 5M hard rubber mouthpiece on the hardwood floor and the corner got chipped. Since I hav…

8 years ago
by MavisDavis (21 posts)

gettin the right sound

hey! So ive been playing improv for about a year now and playing in school for 7 or 8 (junior now) and ive been trying to nai…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Somethin' Else

Hey everyone. I just picked up this CD from the local music store. It is truly a masterful work of art. I was just looking th…

8 years ago
by Dark Eyes (138 posts)

melodic improvisation

I've always somewhat had this problem, but recently it's been bothering me much more than usual. I am decent at improvisation…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Jazz Theory, help please!

I'm going to a Jazz Workshop in a week and I'm trying to figure out some Jazz theory stuff so I don't make a total fool out o…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

extended solos

I've recently started playing in a smaller group and have had to take fairly extended solos. Since I'm used to playing in mor…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

The Changing Times

After participating in several discussions regarding the recent "chop heavy" styles of younger or more recent players I thoug…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Fake Books??

I was just curious which fake books other saxophonists are using. I will appriciate any and all help in deciding the best to…

8 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Otto link 8*

I play tenor saxophone with a metal otto link 8*. I am currently playing a Yamaha Yts-21 but hope to get buescher or martin…

8 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Gordon Goodwin transcriptions

Hey guys ( and girls) I was wondering if any of you had either transcribed any solos on either of the GG Big Phat Band cd's…

8 years ago
by Solzano (2 posts)

Recommendations: jazz mouthpiece for an alto Cannonball?

Unfortunately, I broke my mouthpiece on the way to a gig. I'm playing nothing but jazz right now, and I've always kind of wan…

8 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Endorsment

How does a performer go about getting an endorsment from a company that's big on that kind of thing (like Yamaha or Vondoren)…

8 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

What is your favorite song(s) that Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band plays? I'm talking all 3 of his CD's. I like Swingin' For T…

8 years ago
by saxophone2001 (31 posts)

Celebrity Deathmatch - Adderley vs. Parker

Hey everyone. Lately I have been listening to a lot of Adderley and I've come to notice how rich his tone was. However, I thi…

8 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

Now's The Time

Does anyone know where I can find a transcription of Bird's solo on Now's the Time (Verve). I transcribed it and I want to ch…

8 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

My jazz solo and question (Yanagisawa mouthpiece ! )

I play solo in "Recorda-me" Joe Henderson , but I have problems with low register . 1 replies by pirni (1 post) 8 years ago

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Soprano Saxophone - Epistrophy Video

I put a video on youtube playing epistrophy. Let me know what you think:

8 years ago
by bigred (43 posts)

Meyers or Vandorens?

I am joining jazzband and will also be playing in the concert band as well and i need to know which mouthpiece would suit my…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Something for Fun and Finger Dexterity

I have seen so many opinions on theory and improviastion that I want to talk about something else. I have two scales that are…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Difference between Jumbo Javas??

Hi guys, i am a freshman in school, starting out in the High School Jazz ensemble, i've never played jazz before. I"ve been u…

8 years ago
by SaxNoob (19 posts)

Which size Meyer mouthpiece to get?

Hello, I have a Yamaha alto YAS-62II and am currently shopping for a jazz mouthpiece. I m pretty set on a Meyer, as I have he…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Programs to slow song for transcription?

I need to transcribe Sonny Rollins' solo on Tenor Madness for my lessons, but there are just some notes I can't make out beca…

8 years ago
by aznewt (1 post)

real book

i have heard about CD's with all of the real books on it. i am looking to see where i might be able to download it off the in…

8 years ago
by martysax (148 posts)

The Phat Pack

Hey everyone. I just picked up the new Big Phat Band CD called The Phat Pack. I was wondering if anyone else has had the oppo…

8 years ago
by jivepatrol (1 post)

trying to develop specific sound

The other day I was playing with some other students, and the sound the tenor player had developed seemed like exactly what I…

8 years ago
by knorter (205 posts)
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