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Why do I squeak @ times?

I have been learning alto sax for 3 months. I have gravitated over from a flute for 18 months. I am self taught on both instr…

1 year ago
by huntersinn21@gmail.com (2 posts)

Buying a New Sax

I was looking into buying a professional saxophone for high school, but I'm unsure of what to buy. I was looking at the Ca…

1 year ago
by mijderf (220 posts)

unsure about conn shooting star tenor saxophone

I have had a this specific tenor saxophone for 6 years and I recently got curious and was looking into buying a new one be…

1 year ago
by mijderf (220 posts)

Duolize - a UK based saxophone & piano duo

Duolize are an experienced acoustic piano and saxophone duo. Based in the Wrexham/Chester area, they have a lot of experie…

1 year ago
by Duolize

Conn Alto Worth Fixing?

Howdy.  I've been given a Conn alto sax, S/N 712149, with stars and "CONN USA" on the bell.  It's in very rough…

1 year ago
by GFC (794 posts)

What's the value of this Conn saxophone?

Curious if anybody knows the value of this Conn sax. Best I can tell, it's from 1980. Serial number is N140726.

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (399 posts)

Key signature & blues scale

hi

I gathered Blues Scale that I compiled on one page for my son to learn (see attachment)
As he's teacher…

1 year ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Please help identifying a sax B02284

Hi. A friend has had a tenor sax in the attic for decades and now wants to start playing.
The sax seems old, but has…

1 year ago
by julesandjim

Brothers Blues Alto Sax?

Does anyone know anything about the Brothers Blues Instrument Company?Thanks

1 year ago
by Cinlimeberry

How to sell a saxophone: Suggestions?

Hi,

My first post here.  We are trying to figure out how to sell several saxophones my son used to play. …

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (399 posts)

Looking for Quality Alto Saxophone

Hello, I have been doing a lot of research and I am overwhelmed by all the information.  I am about to start college…

1 year ago
by happyjazz (1 post)

Lost Album By Jazz Great John Coltrane Released Today

I Got Mine

From the liner notes:

"There's no question. Any new music by John Coltrane now, fifty-one-plus…

1 year ago
by RobertD (63 posts)

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 year ago
by RobertD (63 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-…

1 year ago
by RobertD (63 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.

1 year 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'…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by mijderf (220 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by GFC (794 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)
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