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by frostshardz
(23 posts)
10 years ago

problem with practicing in your home

has anyone encountered complains from your neighbours while practicing? its weird that i dont recieve any since i live in private apartment flat or some call it condominium and i play my sax till way past midnight. maybe its because i close all my windows and doors to the room and switch on the air-con which might make it a little sound proof

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  1. by golferguy675
    (600 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: problem with practicing in your home

    Quite on the contrary, actually. My neighboors have commented a couple times that they enjoy listening to me practice.

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    1. by sax_maniac
      (984 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: problem with practicing in your home

      I've seen a gig-bag on WWBW that you can play into and it reduces the volume considerably. I thought it was a hoax until a fellow sax guy mentioned that he used one in college and it worked great. I don't own one myself, but apparently they work great for apartment/condo situations. I got a couple young kids, and I'd like nothing more than to be able to play After Midnight after midnight. I think the bags can be had for alto or tenor.

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      1. by Brede
        (11 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: problem with practicing in your home

        My neighbors don't have the guts to complain. Their the people that get the fire departments down there because their bonfire was a little too high. The people that have parties until midnight, complete with fireworks in the front yard. Plus, I live in the boondocks. There's several hundred feet between houses.

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        1. by spottspidermunki
          (55 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: problem with practicing in your home

          hehe i haven't gotten a complaint, and its a good thing 2, cuz my next door neighbor is a cop. so i guess i'd be dealing w/ the authority. i live at home (i'm a senior in HS) w/ 5 other people, so i'm forced to play in my garage after hours. i jus close all the doors, and hope i'm not 2 loud. its worked so far. a sock stuffed full of quilt filler (plain cotton sheets) put in the bell will make u quieter also. the problem w/ that is it limits the lower range of the horn, and makes lowBb impossible. its a possibility for the person who doesn't want to put a bag over the horn. Joel

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