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  1. Re: **NEWS FLASH** Funny ethnic sax player embarrasses all others with unimaginable technique!

    That is exactly right. If it was written, which it's not, it would be written as a 7. That pause throws people off.
  2. Re: **NEWS FLASH** Funny ethnic sax player embarrasses all others with unimaginable technique!

    Ha ha, yeah, it does look that way, doesn't it.
  3. Re: **NEWS FLASH** Funny ethnic sax player embarrasses all others with unimaginable technique!

    It's a 7.
  4. Re: **NEWS FLASH** Funny ethnic sax player embarrasses all others with unimaginable technique!

    I recently had to go to a local woodwind store to get a few pads for my taragot. The owner and a highly-regarded customer who happened to be there at the time tried to tell me that you cannot...
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    Re: Learning Xaphoon Pocket sax

    No apologies needed.

    I actually like to see some grain in the wood, which is why I don't care much for staining or dying it. In the bass world, "ebonized" fingerboard = maple, or other cheaper...
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    Re: Learning Xaphoon Pocket sax

    Milandro, I pretty much just wrote the same thing you're stating. I've already read scientific articles on the subject, and in my opinion, the material itself is less important than the manufacturing...
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    Re: Learning Xaphoon Pocket sax

    The plastic pocket sax (xaphoon) I bought a few years ago plays perfectly in 440. No intonation issues. And it is fully chromatic (someone mentioned above that it only plays in the key of C - not...
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    Re: Learning Xaphoon Pocket sax

    I bought a Xaphoon a few years ago (the plastic one - $50 back then). It was easy to play the first octave. I also made my own out of bamboo, in the key of G, because I needed more notes on the...
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    Re: Hide glue and grenadilla cracks?

    I personally love working with hide glue, including the smell of it when it's being heated. It's a must for violin-family instruments. Here is a double bass I built recently:
    Double bass

    I've...
  10. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    Makes sense. Maybe that is what I'm doing already (more airstream in 2nd octave). Hard to remember if I don't have the instrument in front of me. I'm jealous when I hear people say that their pitch...
  11. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    Yeah, I observed that and always remind myself to hold the taragot out and not down. It starts squeaking when I drop it down like a clarinet.

    But in the 2nd octave, you do put more pressure on the...
  12. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    My limited understanding tells me that the articulation happens further back on reed instruments, whereas on something like panflute, it's more toward the front, hence "t" vs "d" and "k" vs "g". But...
  13. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    I'm totally new to all this, but I would characterize my mouthpiece as more closed (the opening between it and the reed is very narrow). I wonder if a more open mouthpiece combined with softer reed...
  14. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    Thanks for the response.

    Let me begin by saying that: 1) I only started playing the taragot about 3 weeks ago, and 2) I've never played a reed instrument seriously before, other than occasional...
  15. Re: For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    I figured this out. It was related to reed strength.
  16. For taragot (tarogato) players - 2nd octave pitch

    Hello,

    I bought a nice taragot a little over 1 week ago (standard Bb). It's definitely a step up from the "Timis" model. However, I am having problems with the second octave pitch. I know it's...
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    Re: Taragot (Tarogato) fingering question

    Thanks for the quick reply. I typically don't play from sheet music (I only had 2-3 years of music theory as a kid), and only play by ear (and always in a group of musicians). I guess I should have...
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    Taragot (Tarogato) fingering question

    Hello,

    My name is George and I'm a new member here. I found this forum while searching for a Taragot fingering chart, and I found a few threads on this. One thing puzzles me though...

    I just...
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