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Posted byAlto1 year ago
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Any suggestion for an alto sax hard case that’s not as expensive as BAM?

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So I'm trying to sell a YTS-62 silver plated horn that I got circa 2005. I got it when I was playing seriously and regularly, and eventually things just naturally trailed off and I realized I hadn't played it in years and will likely never have the time or innate motivation to start playing again. Good news is that because I was a serious player, I made sure to take excellent care of it and aside from some cosmetic blemishes in the plating, the performance hasn't been impacted.

I've done some research and saw that there were other models of the YTS-62 made, and so I'm trying to make super sure that I'm as accurate as possible with the advertising. The label engraved above the serial number just says YTS-62, but I'm not sure if that would be the case for all of them. If it's necessary I can provide pictures. Again, my main concern is that I'm accurately representing the horn. Thanks!

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I live in metro detroit-ish area and there's no good place to buy a cheap yet playable soprano sax. I also don't really know what to look for in a soprano sax (as in brand/model). Help?

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Looking at upgrading next year. Pretty keen on trying these two out. What are they like?

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Im thinking about startibg in the world of saxo and the only one that i have found for less than 300€ (wich is my money limit) is the model startone sas 75 in thomann or the thomann 150.I know they must not be the best saxos comparing with the cost of a average saxophone in any music store.But i would like to ask,how really bad are them,and what are the potencial ,benefits and defects.Thank you and sorry for bad grammar.

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https://www.instagram.com/keyleaves/ Where I found them, has anyone used them? And if so, how have they worked out for you?

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I am a clarinet/bass clarinet player and I'm learning alto for jazz band what kind of method books should I get

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Hello everyone, we're having a sale on the black nickel alto saxophones on my website. Normally they cost $2,025 marked down to $1,850.00. They come complete with your choice of two different mouthpieces in your choice of tip opening, a custom neck and a fantastic compact but rugged case. You can see them here:

https://www.philbarone.com/store/saxophones/alto/classic-/black-nickel-classic-alto-saxophone-black-nickel-classic

Hope everyone is having a great day! Phil Barone

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I play on a Selmer SeleS Axos (Alto) and a Selmer La Voix II (Tenor), and I was wondering what sone tips are to polish them. What materials to use, cloths to use, etc. Thanks!

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Hi, I have some questions on taking more mouthpiece and came here to try to search for the correct answer. My teacher has told me that I need to take more mouthpiece in and I agree as I tend to play pretty close to the tip. The problem for me is when I do my embouchure tires almost instantly and then I start to bite to compensate. My mouthpiece on my alto is a Yamaha 4c with a #2 ZZ reed and on Tenor is a Yamaha 5c with a 2.5 ZZ reed. Is this normal for someone that is still developing embouchure strength and will eventually get better with practice? Or, am I doing something wrong that needs correcting? I know that I should avoid relying on pressure from my lower jaw/teeth but I can’t get more mouthpiece without using the bottom teeth on my lip.

When I practice with less mouthpiece I’m able to play for longer periods without tiring to the point that I am biting (usually about 45mins - hour). But with taking more mouthpiece it’s only a couple of minutes. My teacher is great but he is in his mid 80’s and doesn’t hear so well so I have trouble communicating this stuff with him. I am playing with the idea of finding another teacher to take lessons from concurrently with my main teacher to work these issues out. I wanted to see what everyone’s thoughts here were.

Thanks,

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Posted bySoprano | Tenor5 days ago

Does anyone have experience using the woodwind and brass wind store credit card? If so, do you know anything about their annual fees/apr, customer support, payment turnaround? I am looking to get another credit card and noticed that they have a deal for 36 mo financing with no interest on select items +$299 when purchased with that card. If this is a good deal, I plan on financing a P Mauriat baritone sax. I've already checked my local area, and no, there aren't any Bari saxes on the gray market, so might as well get something new if I can increase my credit score while paying that bad boy off.

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I was practicing and breaking in some reeds yesterday and today when I noticed that I was getting an airy tone, and the reed felt stiff. Does the stiffness eventually go away once broken in? And does my tone go back to normal? I was playing Rico and now I'm trying out the Vandoren Traditionals 2.5. I play alto and my mouthpiece is the Yamaha 4c

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This might be a long shot, but I was wondering whether anybody here has a PDF file (or a link to a PDF) of the Creston Sonata for Alto Sax that they could send me? If, on the off chance, anybody does, shoot me a DM - I'd really appreciate it! :-)

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I'm looking for a step up from my Yamaha 4c mp. I tried a Link STM 7* but i didnt really like the sound of it and it was to open for me.

Then someone recommended me the 'd Addario jazz select mp's. Any one here who has experience with them? And is it a good step up mp for a beginner/intermediate player?

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I am a complete newbie to music in general but i find the saxophone to be a cool instrumentand im thinking of getting into it. What are some models of saxes? How expensive are they? How do i learn to play it? Are there any youtube tutorials? I’d appreciate any response/advice! Cheers.

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Hey guys.

I have been playing for a bout a year now but I still got this cheap neckstrap I bought at the start. At this moment it kinda is starting to "cut" into my neck and I'm looking for a proper neckstrap. I find this hard since I see so many models and don't want to buy the wrong strap.

Is there any brand or model that is pretty good or just anything I should look out for? Materials voor the strap, the hook onto the saxophone. I hope you guys might have some tips.

EDIT: I've decided to go for the saxholder. Thanks everyone for the tips.

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I found a used Antigua alto sax online for $500. In general are Antiguas good? I looked at there site and I only found professional saxes. Do they also make intermediate saxes that I wouldn’t want to buy?

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