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Upside-down scales

While searching my music folders, I found this .pdf I downloaded when I was focusing solely on brasswinds. It's listed as…

1 week ago
by RobertD (44 posts)

Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

For Coltrane fans. From the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/arts/music/john-coltrane-lost-album-both-…

2 weeks ago
by RobertD (44 posts)

Bass Sax !

Hey everbody ! I'm new here ! 

So i start just asking a question : I've just bought a vintage bass sax and…

2 weeks ago
by cleanfresh (0 posts)

Reed my lips...

Playing brasswinds, I never had to deal with reeds before. So, I'm learning as I go from information I can find and from r…

3 weeks ago
by classic786 (0 posts)

The Exacting Art of Saxophone Repair

Here is a fascinating article from today's New York Times on one of the city's most revered master saxophone repairmen.

3 weeks ago
by RobertD

Video: How the Saxophone (Almost) Never Existed

Hi! Mark suggested I post this video on the saxophone's invention here.

I made a short video about Adolphe Sax'…

4 weeks ago
by heystickyfigures (2 posts)

Baltimore Sun: You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

An article on how many people in the USA would like to play music as opposed to how many people actually do make music. Th…

4 weeks ago
by RobertD

Any help with info on this Selmer Sax S/N 1300xxx

I recently was given this Selmer USA tenor by a relative. It's S/N is 1300xxx.

Can anyone help me out with the…

2 months ago
by rjohnboyle

Should I buy this "Selmer" Alto Sax ?

Hey all, new here and know nothing about saxaphones!  But my 10 yr old wants to join band.  I found a *new* selm…

2 months ago
by mijderf (131 posts)

Selmer Omega Reeds

Does anyone know of a dealer ,,store,,,individual,,, where there might be a few leftover boxes of these for Alto? Selmer stop…

2 months ago
by GreatGuitars (1 post)

B flat can't reach

Hi guys, I recently bought Startone SAS-75 saxophone. I have been playing clarinet for almost 15 years. I basically learne…

2 months ago
by GFC (716 posts)

Late 1800's Ferdinando Roth Alto Sax

Could some one please help me find out more information about this sax, how old, rare and valuable it can be in the market…

2 months ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)

How do I gain volume?

Hi all! 

I've been playing saxophone for nine years now and for the past year in a half i'm constantly bei…

2 months ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)

Can't play anymore

Hi

Ive been playing Alto sax since I was 9, got up to ABRSM grade 4 when suddenly i found myself unable to play…

2 months ago
by Kpickle8 (2 posts)

New sax need info on it.

 Hi new Forum member here. Recently I bought this Tenor off of Facebook marketplace the seller wanted $450  but…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (214 posts)

Bundy Selmer Tenor Sax serial 755953

I found a tenor sax for sale in a store for $289. The saxophone is a tenor sax and the serial neumber is 755953. I do not…

2 months ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)

Buescher Elkhart Ind tenor Saxophone

I have a buescher elkhart ind tenor saxophone. The serial #  is 192411. Anyone can tell me what year it was manu…

2 months ago
by yagobian@aol.com

Help identifying a tenor saxophone?

I have an old tenor saxophone (at least 30 years old) that was my father's, I've been trying to figure out the brand, but…

3 months ago
by GFC (716 posts)

Music is Acoustic Expression but Vice Versa, Not Really

So Back in 1980 I packed my tenor and headed off to the Grey Hound station and huffed off to music school. I was so Excite…

3 months ago
by GFC (716 posts)

Need help with knowledge on Conn saxophone

I recently picked up a conn saxophon, serial number k48355. I don’t know anything about it. I would like to sale it.…

3 months ago
by GFC (716 posts)

Some saxophone sheet music sets and articles

Hello people! I've made some sax sheet music sets (collections) and some articles on sqxophone playing technique topics. W…

3 months ago
by Saxofoner

can anybody give me some notes for some Easy blues or ska songs?

Hey, I’m very new to learning the Alto sax - I personally don’t want to read dots
I’ve been spendi…

3 months ago
by SMR162

NEW Sax Player - Nothing but squealing and air!

All,

I had my first alto saxophone lesson last night with results that were, well, less than spectacular. …

3 months ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)

Reasons to hate Selmer!

Many of you are loyal fans of Selmer I'm sure, and you probably have no idea why some people like me just love to HATE the ho…

3 months ago
by billibabjo (4 posts)

Cannonball Saxophones

I am not sure if a Cannonball is right for me. I am in the 9th grade and play my sax everyday. I have a junky student one an…

3 months ago
by SaxManTrevor (3 posts)
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