Re: Introducing myself
Hi, mrd & welcome to the wood shed. We must be the oldest babies on the block! Strange about these GDR horns, nobody seems to have any info. Can't think why anyone would want to name a horn 'Berg Larsen' since as far as I know they have only ever marketed mouthpieces. I'll find out one day, I guess.
As to tutors, my teacher gave me the Rubank Educational Library vol. 68 titled "Rubank Intermediate Method Saxophone' by J E Skornica, published by Hal.Leonard. This has done me proud - the pieces are nothing to write home about but I found the etudes and tech. studies really helpful. I can also recommend '80 Graded Studies for Oboe' selected and edited by John Davies & Paul Harris, published by Faber Music Ltd but this may be out-of-print - the pieces are a cut above the usual tutor stuff. otherwise throw yourself to the wolf, get a teacher! 'Hope you find 'relearning' as much fun as I am