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by Skip
(2 posts)
13 years ago

Help playing and free lessons

Hello, Allow me to introduce myself-Skip of SaxShed.com Please stop by and check out all the cool stuff available for the aspiring saxophonist, amateur enthusiast, teacher and professionals as well. If you're looking for lessons from a successful instructor with lots of success stories--check out SaxShed Lessons by Mail. saxshed.com/lessonsbymail.htm Either way, tons of stuff for free-ENJOY! Stay well and play well. Skip SaxShed.com

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  1. by Jdcrouch
    (1 post)

    11 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    send me info...jdanielcrouch@yahoo.com

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    1. by frenando bergantin
      (1 post)

      10 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      How can I improve my embouchore for vibrato?

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      1. by sax_maniac
        (984 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Help playing and free lessons

        Practice long tones to build up your embouchre and pitch control. Strength generally provides greater control, which you need lots of for good vibrato.

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    2. by kfc
      (1 post)

      9 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      I need free help in improving my skills. How can i get that?

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    3. by joseantonio
      (1 post)

      7 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      I hope to learn many things about saxphone, I'm a beginner so be patient with me

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    4. by bakare
      (1 post)

      7 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      please i am a beginner and i need some manuals to put me through

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  2. by lHERRON
    (1 post)

    10 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    Where do I go to get beginners sax free lessons?

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    1. by nikkiguam
      (1 post)

      10 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      I just got a saxaphone. I don't know anything about it but I want to learn how to play!

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  3. by Saxquest
    (308 posts)

    13 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    Hey Skip- Can you explain how the lessons by mail work? Sounds like a pretty cool concept....How do you get across concepts like embrosure and sound? Have you considered incorporating video conferencing or web cam or some other sort of personal interface type of technology? Keep up the great work!!! Cheers, MarkO

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    1. by Skip
      (2 posts)

      13 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      Yes, you're right Mark. Trying to teach embouchure and other technical aspects of playing correctly is a challenge with the Lessons by Mail format. I use audio, video, even the old fashioned telephone at times. Basically I send out packets at two week intervals and students email me with their progress. The first lesson for beginners is a video lesson. I'll send out video or elvaluate student progress by video as needed. My improvisation packets go over very well in the audio cassette format. Video conferencing, etc. is most definitely the direction things seem to be going. Stay well and play well. Skip SaxShed.com
      Stay well and play well.
      Skip
      SaxShed.com

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      1. by Reggae
        (1 post)

        9 years ago

        Re: Help playing and free lessons

        sax squeaks whenever i try to play anywhere C in the middle register. Morris

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    2. by hobaishy
      (1 post)

      12 years ago

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  4. by alfonso hernandez infante
    (1 post)

    10 years ago

    the tones of the sax tenor

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  5. by jobenj
    (1 post)

    10 years ago

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  6. by Caitlin
    (2 posts)

    10 years ago

    Help Playing

    I just got my Alto Saxophone, and I can't play to well, Im learning, and my band teacher is teaching us some notes, But tips are needed!

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  7. by carl321
    (1 post)

    10 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    just picked up an alto sax. wheres the best place to start learning, chords, scales? really have no clue.. help?

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    1. by tenor562
      (297 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      www.saxlessons.com Good place to get started, thats how I did.

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  8. by julianmercy
    (1 post)

    9 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    please i would want to know how to play the sax i have never played before thanks julian

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  9. by j_d_grit
    (1 post)

    9 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    i want to look video lesson

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  10. by Francois
    (1 post)

    9 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    please help me to learn on how to play saxophone

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      Just pick it up and blow, daddy O! There are lots of videos and books. Look at your local music store or library.

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  11. by ayodexter
    (1 post)

    8 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    I AM IN LOVE WITH SAX AND I BELEIVE YOU CAN HELP ME TO TAKE OFF. I MEAN, HOW BEST TO START AND PROBABLT GUIDES FOR BEGINENRS. THANK YOU

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  12. by royalman_007in
    (1 post)

    12 years ago

    Re: Help playing and free lessons

    I ve just bought a new saxophone. Want to learn how to play it. There are no teachers around. Need help

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    1. by TheBoss
      (1 post)

      12 years ago

      Re: Help playing and free lessons

      I'm very interested in learning how to play sax. I will buy a saxophone but I need to know the basics and what kind of instrument is one of average to good quality. Is there any kind of magazine you would recomend to read about techniques. Must admit, I'm a complete ignorant about this versatile instrument but I'm in love with it and would love to learn. Talk to me, please.

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      1. by Caitlin
        (2 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Help playing and free lessons

        I would suggest a Yamaha Saxophone, they have a great pay as you go program, and do free repairs.

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      2. by SaxyGirl1
        (2 posts)

        12 years ago

        Re: Help playing and free lessons

        I would recommend books by Larry Teal, they have extrememly precise concepts in it about everything involved in playing the sax. There are a few, but the ones that help the most, as far as I've seen, are The Art of Saxophone Playing, and The Saxophonists Workbook, both by Larry Teal. The first one is good for learning about everything, and the second one is good for exercises (in practicing) as you get better. You will use these books for a very long time if you do decide to get them. In fact, my sax teacher has been playing for about 30 years or more, and he still practices out of the workbook and references from the other book. Also, if you know that you're going to continue playing, I would recommend finding a teacher that really knows there stuff- usually music teachers who have been playing for many years. What kind of sax? I would recommend, as a beginner/ intermediate sax, a yamaha-23.You can usually find them all over since the yamaha-23 is known for its saxes beginner as well as intermediate and professiona. A beginner Conn is also a god sax, but I don't know much about them and I wouldn't recommend them over the yamaha. You might just want to try both of them (the Conn and the Yamaha), and see which one you like the feel of better, or which one plays better- the sax preference usually depends on the player. I hope I answered all your questions, but if you have any more, just ask! -Robin

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        1. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          I'd say the best books just for technique are the beginers rubank, salviani iasali, berbeguier(yeah, i know it's for flute,) and Aebersold volume one.

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        2. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          12 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          DO NOT GET A CONN SAXOPHONE, UNLESS IT IS AT LEAST 30 YEAR SOLD OR EXPECT THE ABSOLUTE MOST TERRIBLE THINGS TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        3. by mercedes
          (1 post)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          beginner

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        4. by SaxyGirl1
          (2 posts)

          12 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          Really? I've had a couple of friends own conns as their beginner horns and they didn't seem to have many problems with it. Why do you say that they're really bad?

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        5. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          12 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          I meant the professional line. The professional saxes made by UMI are really just a student model sax. they have horrible intonation. (still doesn't beat a jupiter though.) there is a certain thing on it that breaks quite easily which needs to be ordered, and is quite expensive. (not sure what it is, but 3 chair tenor player has a conn, and his sax was down for 3 and half weeks waiting for the part, and it cost over 200 dollars, heard of this same thing before from a private instructor. they have a ridiculously small alt register, and they are built quite poorly, but i guess you cant balme them for trying to save their company from the Mark VI. however, Selmer recently bought out the franchise.

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        6. by kikisax
          (2 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          I think it's unfair to say not to buy a conn, I have one Alto I bought in 1976 and played it through my HS years and as well as professionaly in my band, and I have nothing to complai about it, I also have a vinatge CONN tenorwit a serial m260639 the one with the naked lady ensignia and this horn is the most wonderful instrument that I hae ever played, including the new Selmers, yaganisawa, keilwerths an so on annd so forth, so, to begin with, get one that feels confortable to you (jupiter is not on my list either saxman ha! ha! wink, wink..) Good luck friend.

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        7. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          Um...ok, there would have been no such thing as a UMI conn back in 1976, UMI wasn't around until 1985, so that conn you bought would not fit the criteria that I gave for crappy conns.

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        8. by kikisax
          (2 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          Thank's bud, I only have two kinds of sax one is a chu berry renor from 1934 and a Martin Comm II from the 40's and I have been trying the new hornes, but I am still looking to see if I could get my hands on a new horn that plays as well. Tchau.

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        9. by MATT330
          (1 post)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          You did say (in all caps), conns less than 30 years old are worthless. So a conn in 1976 would fit the "criteria you gave for crappy conns." As a third party observer, I have to agree with many responses your posts have generated. I don't think i've read a post of yours that hasn't tried to make someone else feel stupid. This attitude is ALWAYS motivated by a vain attempt to cover up one's own inadequacies. Being 15 years old, i'm sure this list for you is quite extensive, but in light of your eagerness to convice people of your saxaphone knowledge I tend to believe your playing is numero uno on your "list of inadequacies."

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        10. by AGIII
          (5 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: Help playing and free lessons

          I hit the wrong damn key I meant to say about 20 years old. Yo must be one of the same type of those people that I supposedly try and make feel stupid. I see that you are an expert on attitude eh? Would oyu say more so than a sax player? This attitude is actually generated by a realism of what is a good horn and what is not. A student horn is not as good as a professional horn, UMI is all aobut student horns.

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