My wife just bought a piano. She is a real beginner, but very focused (Asian women generally are). My issue is finding music we can enjoy playing together. Most of the music I have has piano parts but they have like 4-6 flats, which throws her. Any ideas on how to integrate our learning and enjoying it?
I play the bari sax so whenever I’m playing at home the sound resonates through out the house and because of that my step dad gets pissy and starts complaining so I was wondering if you guys had any tips on making my closet sound proof
I play Tenor Saxophone (Jazz) and every time i have been practicing I get lost and out of focus. Any tips on how to fix it or improve my practicing?
I want a higher baffle so I can play with overtones easier and I play in a brass band so I need to project. I play on a Rico graftonite b5 right now (I think, unsure though. It has nothing other than b5 written on it and it looks the same as an ebonite). I'm trying to play some Brasshouse (too many zooz) style stuff, if that helps. Also what tip opening do you recommend I start at?
Edit: graftonite, not ebonite
I am looking for my own tenor saxophone and can get my hands on a Selmer MK7 for about 2500 euros. It has been inspected and the pads have been replaced with Rigotti de luxe.
Is this a good deal? Any things I should look out for?
For a good while i have been playing classical sax. And at this point i am starting to think that jazz just might be the thing for me, alas, classical seems to be less and less challenging to me !
Any tips on what are the most common problems when doing so ? What should i be preppared for ?
And while im on it, will the Meyer 7m mouthpiece ( alto sax) , will be any good, or should i get something different ?
I've posted on here many of times with all my questions being purely about tone, I'm terribly self conscious over tone. My higher notes and lower notes (notes higher than a C, and lower than a G) sound amazing, even for someome as self conscious as me. But my mid range sounds more spitty, and "chainsaw" like. My tone simply doesn't have a very clean sound to it (if that makes any sense) and help or exercise suggestions would be much appreciated!
Additional Info! Sax Type: Cannonball Vintage Reborn Alto Reed Type: Riggoti Gold 4s medium Mouthpiece: Selmer Concept Alto Ligature: D.Bonade Nickel I also use vandoren mouthpiece patches
I currently include all scales and long tones in my practices, and I'm a Junior in HS
Hey, guys! I'm thinking about buying a Meyer 7m mouthpiece for my alto sax. Has anyone had some experience about it? Any recommendations? Maybe there are some better options in that price point? My main goal is to get a decent mouthpiece for playing jazz. Thanks!
I'm looking for a mouthpiece that doesn't cost a fortune but I have no idea what's good/bad in this price range. Any advice on what to get would be appreciated.
Years ago, I tried a bunch, but couldn't really find one that fit properly (I really wanted a Francois Louis, but none fit well). I was just wondering if anyone here had any recommendations. Thanks!
I have a Selmer Mk VI Baritone in good condition which belonged to my Father. He passed away 10 years ago and it's time to let this beautiful instrument be heard again.
It was inspected by a local sax repair expert a few years ago who passed it as a beautiful horn. It was toured hard for 20 years so the lacquer is worn , there are scuffs and dings but nothing structural is wrong with it. All keys and linkages are in good condition and it was re-padded and given TLC not long before it was last played. I don't play sax myself so it has been untouched for many years.
Reasonably, what should I be looking at for a min/max value ? There don't appear to be many available on auction sites like eBay and even fewer in shops so I'm a little unsure of its true worth.
What should I be looking for in a buyer ? Are online auctions the best way to find a buyer or is it better to find dealers who deal face to face ?
Any advice much appreciated :)
I never really played any instrument because we struggled with money when i was young. Now that earn my own money i can buy myself an instrument. I never really thought about what i want to learn because i knew it was impossible. So I made a "pros and cons" list. After a lot of brainstorming, researching and talking to people, the saxophone was my choice. From what ive heard and read, its one of the easier wind instruments to get into, and i always liked jazzy music.
So while i do have money for a sax, and time to learn it, i dont have enough to spend a few houndred per month for the class. So my question is, is it possible to learn the sax just by watching videos and reading in forums?
I would really appreciate your help. thanks :)
Do you think the saxophone is making its way into the modern orchestra setting? I know the saxophone is still a fairly new instrument, and I'm wondering if a full-time orchestral saxophonist is possible as a career in the future. I'm a 16-year-old saxophonist and I've been wondering about this.
I've been listening to a lot of city pop recently. For those who don't know, city pop is 80s Japanese pop that has a "big city" theme. And pretty much every good city pop hit has an awesome saxophone solo in it.
Anyways, I've looked and couldn't find any sheet music. Does anyone know where I can get some so that I can start playing? Thanks in advance!
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