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2nd Octave G

When playing the Tenor Sax, when I'm going up the scale all is well until I get to the G in the second scale then I get a…

59 minutes ago
by fbass

Discomfort on lower lip

Hi, I've just started playing tenor sax again after 35 years and I don't remember too much, I notice my lower lip hurts af…

1 day ago
by fbass (3 posts)

Help me improve my sound for jazz

I play In my highschools jazz band and i need help with a more jazzy sound.  Im playing on a selmer LaVoix alto and a…

3 days ago
by kelsey (807 posts)

Re. Serial No. Table.

Hi
cant find any ref. in the King serial No.  to the  Cleveland Models with the serial no. Preceded with th…

6 days ago
by cycles (40 posts)

Is this an early Yanagisawa Tenor

Hi
i need some help in identifying this Sax. Could it be an early Yanagisawa, with the lyre engraving on the bell.

1 week ago
by cycles (40 posts)

Best way to keep a lacquered sax from tarnishing

I live in a very humid place, a friend told me that it is better to keep my horns out of the cases and on the stands. &nbs…

1 week ago
by kelsey (807 posts)

Yanagisawa 880 alto sax

Hi I am from Spain, fist to congratulate you onte website.

Second I just wanted to comment that I have a high Yana…

1 week ago
by Saxquest (317 posts)

Yamaha MK1 Neck problem

Has anyone experienced a problem with the top F# using the original neck ( I think. ) of a Mark 1 purple logo Yamaha tenor…

2 weeks ago
by cycles (40 posts)

2nd F# abouve middle C (Altissimo)

I have been able to learn and hit the six notes, C above middle C and chromatically up through the second F above middle C…

2 weeks ago
by pkimber (2 posts)

Group Classes with Liebman and Smulyan?

We have a couple of really great upcoming master classes with Dave Liebman ( 1 replies by ashfordtucker (1 post) 3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago
by Saxquest (317 posts)

Yamaha YAS 82Z

My Yamaha YAS 82Z is missing a resonator in the B key ( smallest key).  Is that the way is supose to be?  I chec…

3 weeks ago
by zenosax (10 posts)

Is sharing a saxophone sanitary?

Hello,

We have recently moved to a new school district.  Currently we have a 10th grade bari sax player and 6…

3 weeks ago
by Saxquest (317 posts)

In jazz, what is a guide tone?

I've heard that guide tones are very useful while improvising, and seems to be an important concept for jazz theory.

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

Help pricing my Selmer SA 80 Serie II Tenor (Silver Plated)

Hello,

I own a silver-plated SA 80 Serie II tenor saxophone made in 1998-1999 based on the S/N.  It's in e…

1 month ago
by varga39

year of production question

Hello, I have a conn tenor sax with serial number N185703. I want to know the year of manufacture of this sax.  Thank…

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

Intermediate Sax - Advice

Hi all, 
I am looking for a intermediate-higher beginner sax and I am willing to pay around $250-500 for one. Do…

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

Anyone know what sax this is?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Classic-Unknown-Maker-Saxophone-w-Case-As-Is-Selmer-Free-US-Shipping-/111428337783?pt=LH_Defau…

1 month ago
by d2477

Tenor sax mouthpiece recommendations

Please recommend a good mouthpiece for a tenor sax Yamaha yts-275.  I've being playing the alto sax (for 3 years) wit…

1 month ago
by zenosax (10 posts)

Looking at a new DC Pro

I was hoping someone could give me some advice about the newer models of Dominic's (Dominic's Music) DC Pro series as…

1 month ago
by gorflox7 (2 posts)

Palatino Mouthpiece????

Has anybody tried the palatino alto sax mouthpiece? I saw that it was a reasonable price and was considering buying it for…

1 month ago
by rw2453

Buying a Saxophone For the First Time

I'm 16 years old and I'm going into 11th grade so it'll be roughly 5 years that I have been playing an Alto Sax for school…

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

Can you identify this saxophone?

I received this saxophone as my in-laws were going through their father's estate.  He was a collector/hoarder, so I'm…

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

Can the Sax be Muted for Practice?

I'd like to learn to play the sax, but live in an appartment and hate to subject all to the racket I'll be making the first y…

1 month ago
by GFC (359 posts)

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1 month ago
by vivianwei1996 (2 posts)

Selling Mark VI Tenor Sax. Serial number M. 223667

I have this Mark VI Tenor sax that I purchased in Los Angeles in 1974.  I am still not sure if it is a 1973 0r 1974.…

1 month ago
by mkamplain (2 posts)
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