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Selmer Mark IV Model: 204878

My alto sax has been sitting in a closet for 20+ years now. I would like to know what or how I should go about selling it.…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (533 posts)

How to get that dark velvet sound

Hell- I am a 67 yr old male who has been playing a tenor sax for only about a year and a half and hasn't quite gotten the sou…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (533 posts)

4 Flat upper registers

Hi all,  First time posting here so appologies if I am doing something wrong.

I bought a Keilwurth sax (no…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Palm Key Range Is Half a Step Flat on Soprano

I have a soprano sax solo in my high school band's marching show (I have to play a chromatic 16th note run from high C# to…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Why do I squeak @ times?

I have been learning alto sax for 3 months. I have gravitated over from a flute for 18 months. I am self taught on both instr…

2 years ago
by huntersinn21@gmail.com (2 posts)

Buying a New Sax

I was looking into buying a professional saxophone for high school, but I'm unsure of what to buy. I was looking at the Ca…

2 years ago
by mijderf (265 posts)

unsure about conn shooting star tenor saxophone

I have had a this specific tenor saxophone for 6 years and I recently got curious and was looking into buying a new one be…

2 years ago
by mijderf (265 posts)

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2 years ago
by Duolize

Conn Alto Worth Fixing?

Howdy.  I've been given a Conn alto sax, S/N 712149, with stars and "CONN USA" on the bell.  It's in very rough…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

What's the value of this Conn saxophone?

Curious if anybody knows the value of this Conn sax. Best I can tell, it's from 1980. Serial number is N140726.

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (533 posts)

Key signature & blues scale

hi

I gathered Blues Scale that I compiled on one page for my son to learn (see attachment)
As he's teacher…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Please help identifying a sax B02284

Hi. A friend has had a tenor sax in the attic for decades and now wants to start playing.
The sax seems old, but has…

2 years ago
by julesandjim

Brothers Blues Alto Sax?

Does anyone know anything about the Brothers Blues Instrument Company?Thanks

2 years ago
by Cinlimeberry

How to sell a saxophone: Suggestions?

Hi,

My first post here.  We are trying to figure out how to sell several saxophones my son used to play. …

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (533 posts)

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 (66 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 (66 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 (66 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 (265 posts)
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