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using scales for improv

At this point, I know the major and minor scales in 12 keys. My teacher in high school never taught me about modes and enc…

3 months ago
by minamarquis (1 post)

perspective on scales

Hey what's up jazz people,

For those who know their scales thru and thru, do you have a preferred
way to t…

4 months ago
by gerrikirby (1 post)

Henri Selmer Paris Mark VII Alto (Lacquer) 1976 Information

Hello, I'm new here! I have been gifted this saxophone years ago which to my understanding is a high quality piece among m…

4 months ago
by JonHuff (114 posts)

Classical and Jazz saxophone?

Hey, do you guys know any Saxophonist that do both jazz and classical? I've never really heard of one that does both. Also…

6 months ago
by bertabrito (1 post)

Help me understand music theory!

Ok so I'm a freshman in my high school and I play bari in my jazz band. It's quite overwhelming and Intimidating because o…

10 months ago
by johnycage (0 posts)

Advice on improvising on sax

Hello everyone,,

I am a high school Jazz Band player. I have played the Tenor Sax for about 5 years. I have only r…

12 months ago
by cruzlake (1 post)
1 year ago
by katietyler (1 post)


Hi Forum,

I'm not a Sax player and I want to know more about you guys' instrument.

If you guys have…

1 year ago
by yinyue

SML or Series II?

Hello all,
   My name is George, and I'm a junior in high school. I've been looking to upgrade to a new hor…

1 year ago
by shamsmehra90 (1 post)

Slide from "The Best is Yet To Come"

Grover Washington Jr. and Patti LaBelle's Slide from "The Best is Yet To Come" has to be one of my favourite songs of…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (614 posts)
2 years ago
by mikesinei
2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (614 posts)

Site for Scales

Personally speaking, I love practicing scales.

This not only really assist with soloing, it also assist with ov…

2 years ago
by F35H

Advice on Otto Link Opening

A friend in London uses an Otto Link "9", with a very soft reed, and says I would love that setup, and could definitely play…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (614 posts)

80 years ago this Month, it all started

80 years ago, Coleman Hawkins recoded Body and Soul.

This recording changed the path of history.


2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

How long to learn alto when familiar with jazz?


So I want to learn saxophone to play jazz solos and play in my big band. I play lead trombone right now in…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (614 posts)

Contrabass Saxophone Artist?

Well, MoonHootch uploaded a Jam session with Leo P. yesterday. One of the members used a contrabass saxophone: 

2 years ago
by F35H

Lesser known players

I thought a thread about some lesser known, maybe not as mainstream, players would be a good idea. Please list some of you…

2 years ago
by Yanjipy (2 posts)
2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (614 posts)

George Robert Transcription



I've I've added a transcription of Geo…

3 years ago
by antona

What to practice if I want to start doing jazz

I am wanting to try out for the jazz band at my school, but I dont really know what to practice on besides being able to p…

3 years ago
by SaxyMan37

Improvising by playing by ear or by "theory"?

Improvising by playing by ear or by "theory"? I'm honestly curious about the division between how many players would cla…

3 years ago
by tutu10

Smoking Weed and Playing Sax

So, I'm a jazz musicican at my local highschool, which has the best music program in the pacific northwest. I started smok…

3 years ago
by Catracer (6 posts)


I have always loved the dirty, metallic, bright sound. Unfortunately, after going through high baffle mouthpieces and atte…

3 years ago

Audition Piece

I'm going to be auditioning as alto for a jazz band in a few months, and I need an audition piece. I'm 14 so I need someth…

3 years ago
by RobertD (69 posts)
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