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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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by RobertD (64 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…

2 years ago
by RobertD (64 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 years ago
by RobertD (64 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 years 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…

2 years 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.

2 years 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'…

2 years 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…

2 years 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 years 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 years ago
by mijderf (234 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 years 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 years 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…

2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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 years 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 years 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…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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.…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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. …

2 years ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)
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