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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)

Yamaha Special Edition

I went to a workshop some months ago and tried out a Yamaha Special Edition Alto Saxophone. It was a very beautiful instrumen…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

New Meyer VS old Meyer

OKay, so I recently got a New York Meyer mouthpiece. It has a '4' carved on the top, so I'm guessing it's a 4 sized chamber.…

8 years ago
by JazzGal (41 posts)

Practicing Tips, anyone?

Hello everybody! I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral program in a subject unrelated to jazz, so it's like a full-time job.…

8 years ago
by The Insomniac Saxman (141 posts)

Tongue in cheek

Hey everyone. I've heard from various sources that some of the jazz giants do and did use a form of tonguing where their toun…

8 years ago
by GeneraloftheSaxArmy (4 posts)

Rico Jazz Select:?? Sizes??

Okay, so i want to try rico jazz select reeds but i dont understand the sizes. Could someone please tell me what would be abo…

8 years ago
by napas14 (24 posts)

reeds & mouthpieces: what the deal?

ok, so i'm kinda new; can someone please tell me what the deal is with different reed strengths and mouthpiece sizes? eg, is…

8 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

multiphonics

I've found two fingerings that will allow me to pruduce 8 or more identifiable notes at once. One is -23-23 low Bb and Eb. Th…

8 years ago
by Bollen (39 posts)

Odean Pope Saxophone Choir

What are your thoughts on the album Locked and Loaded by Odean Pope?

8 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

Boots is Freakin' crazy!

Hey everybody! Has anyone ever heard the song Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph. I first heard it on our local news station. They…

8 years ago
by kennyj (24 posts)

Improvising Part II

Hello, my name is Josh and welcome to this continued discussion of improvisation. The reason I am branching this discussion o…

8 years ago
by jazzfool132 (144 posts)

Improvising

Im in a high school jazz band. i need help with improvising. i always play wrong notes even thought i kno wats in the chord.…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Open Source Big Band

This is not ment as an advertizement as I am not selling anything. I am doing an online project and just looking for people…

8 years ago
by Radjammin (255 posts)

Vandoren

Hey. I just got back from saxophone camp at Bowling Green State University. One of our counselors, Michael Holmes, is going f…

8 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Bebop vs. Big Band

Hey everyone. I've recently taken on the task of starting a survey that incoporates the differences of the Bebop era and the…

8 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

The Saxquest Open Jam!

Hey let's jam. If you can, post some recordings or clips of you playin so others can hear. Enuff talkin let's play!

8 years ago
by saxskillzyamaha (52 posts)

New or Used..HELP

So I am in need of some advice. I have a late 1960's early 1970's vito alto. I took it in to a repair guy and he quoted me at…

8 years ago
by KactuSax (21 posts)

Cannonball and Keilwerth

Hey guys, So I was looking through some archives ( on this forum and others) and have found some really interesting posts…

8 years ago
by Dark Eyes (138 posts)

Meyer Metal Jazz Mpc.

OK, I just recently ordered a Meyer metal jazz piece for alto, but it didn't come yet. I'm just wondering if it's a good jazz…

8 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Paul Desmond sound

I drool over the smooth sound of Paul Desmond and would like to incorporate his smooth style into mine. I read below Connsaxm…

8 years ago
by Dark Eyes (138 posts)

Alex Han

Has anyone heard this kid play..www.alexhan.com amazing 17 year old kid, with Mature lick's

8 years ago
by saxplaya81 (110 posts)
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