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Site for Scales

Personally speaking, I love practicing scales.

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

2 weeks ago
by F35H

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…

1 month ago
by F35H (11 posts)

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…

1 month ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (423 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.


1 month 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 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (423 posts)

Contrabass Saxophone Artist?

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

2 months ago
by F35H
2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (423 posts)

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…

5 months ago
by Yanjipy (2 posts)
5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (423 posts)

George Robert Transcription



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

7 months 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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

1 year ago
by Catracer (6 posts)


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

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by RobertD (63 posts)

Transposable jazz standards collection and solo transcriptions

I've started collection of jazz standards. The value of this particular collection is that it is in MuseScore format, so t…

2 years ago
by Saxofoner

Need help practicing

So right now my teacher has me work each week on an elude from the intermediate Neuhaus book and I've been working on over…

2 years ago
by Saxofoner (3 posts)

Orpheo Sax

Newbie, but able to play several Christmas carols and some old timey stuff on my new Orpheo Alto saxophone.  Got it b…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Jody Jazz HR* 7* Tenor Mouthpiece

If anyone is interested in a Jody Jazz HR* 7* mouthpiece check out my eBay listing!  no replies by saxman10 (1 post) 2 years ago

2 years ago
by saxman10

Two saxes at once...

I've been playing sax for 7 years... and I'm just learning how to play 2 saxes at once... I almost have the right embouchure.…

2 years ago
by Saxshrike (3 posts)

So here They are 25 years later

As an aspiring young tenor player in the early 1980s, I had and still have a very fondness for Branford Marsalis and Scott…

2 years ago
by mascio (2 posts)

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…

2 years ago
by BariLynn (1 post)

Gerry Mulligan

Trying to locate the score of 'Around About Sundown' by Gerry Mulligan.
Can anyone help or advise

3 years ago

Vandoren ZZ reeds, crap or good?

Hey everyone! I just purchased two Vandoren ZZ reeds (3 1/2 strength) and I find them to be a bit too whiny on my sax. I usua…

3 years ago
by Richardhgottlieb (1 post)

Jamie Aebersold still getting the point across

Spent a few hours at as local public library for a free concert featuring Jamie Aebersold.

At 77 he is still getti…

3 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (423 posts)
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