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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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)


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

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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) 10 years ago

10 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:

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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.…

10 years ago
by gottydot (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.…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)


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…

10 years ago
by Bollen (39 posts)
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