Saxophone Forum


by lifeforce4
(3 posts)
10 years ago

Can't make up my mind.

I have been wanting to learn the saxophone for a while now. From everything I read I cant decied what to get, either an alto or tenor. I just moved and I dont know anyone that plays the saxophone. I know alto's are higher on the scale and from what I read tenors have a more rich sound to them. I have to find a music store some where around me. The only one that I have found is "Guitar Center" and I know they would not be the best place to get a sax from. My question is where could I hear the diffrence between an alto and tenor saxophone online. If no one knows are there any songs that I could listen to. I mainly want to make up my mind what type I want before I go to a store (if I find one around). Thanks, Kyle

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  1. by Jack Cici
    (87 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Can't make up my mind.

    you can go to jayeaston.com and then go to to the saxophone part, and it has sound clips and info about every saxophone.

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    1. by lifeforce4
      (3 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Can't make up my mind.

      Thanks for the link David, I liked the sound of the alto best so that is what I am going to look at now. Again thanks, Kyle

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      1. by Jack Cici
        (87 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Can't make up my mind.

        yeah i started on alto and thats what most people start on. its a great instrument. may be one day you'll be able to play contrabass lol!

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        1. by karebear1012
          (395 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Can't make up my mind.

          oooh, good choice. i love the alto! where'd you just move? if you're in New England I might be able to hook ya up with a sax teacher or some good music stores if you want. alto is an awesome instrument to play....if you need a method book, the Rubank Methods are really good for basics, and the Lennie Nehause books are really good for jazz. good luck, Kara

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        2. by lifeforce4
          (3 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Can't make up my mind.

          I just moved to Rochester, NY. Thanks for the tips on what are good books. Every one seems to like them a lot because they come up all the time in here. Thanks, Kyle

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        3. by karebear1012
          (395 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Can't make up my mind.

          ooh cool...i used to live in NY. I'm in MA now. if you're lookin for a horn or something, Rayburn's music is awesome! It's in Boston, and they're moving like a block away right now, so in like a month or so you should check them out. Yeah, those are, in my opinion, the best books for learning saxophone. good luck, kara

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        4. by Armstrong Alto!
          (19 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Can't make up my mind.

          Glad to know that another has joined the ranks of saxophone players. Welcome to the sax section!

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