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  1. Thread: Low A alto

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    Re: Low A alto

    I used to own a used Selmer Mark VI until it was stolen. Selmer made 500 of them, and it was a desgin by Fred Hemke from what I have heard. There is no music written for a low A on alto, and by...
  2. Thread: Milwaukee

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    Re: Milwaukee

    Radio used to reflect an actual audience for jazz in Milwaukee. Back in the 70's - 90's there were 3 stations that featured jazz. Two of them were connected to educational institutions and played it...
  3. Thread: Milwaukee

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    Re: Milwaukee

    Actually, getting your horn out and just playing in public aka busking will earn you a ticket from the local cops. Ve have our vays. Jazz clubs existed 50 years ago, but they are a dim memory now. ...
  4. Re: Does really when sax gets older it plays better?

    If you think an old sax sounds better because it is old it probably will. The sound is in your head, and you have to hear the sound before you can play it. Different saxes, reeds, mouthpieces, etc....
  5. Thread: TMJ help

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    Re: TMJ help

    I can only speak from my own experience, and offer no medical advice. I suddenly got TMJ while on vacation about 12 years ago while having a great steak dinner. Suddenly my jaw locked, and I...
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    Re: Strathon Adjustatone.

    I have 2 of those for tenor. I can't answer your question directly, but I have a 7* and an 8 for tenor. A LaVoz medium reed works well. Reed strength is important with them. For a general...
  7. Re: Ongoing creative thinking and playing the saxophone.

    Tim,

    Your writing and ideas are always a joy to read. It all comes from the heart with you, and that is a good thing. About 10 years ago I was getting bored with my playing, and I needed to look...
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    Re: Opinions please: Strathon Adjustatone

    I have Zinners for tenor in a 7* and an 8 which I sent to Jon Van Wie. The slider on top that moves the baffle which is what changes the sound is a 2 edged sword. The good news is you can adjust...
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    Re: It's been 9 months of long tones

    Yes, I have a rotten brain, and mental instability runs rampant among musicians. I can live with that, and it has nothing to do with long tones. Too much of anything like long tones, or any number...
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    Re: Jazz flute recommendations

    A real pro does not go around slaming great players like Frank Wess. The man is a legend.
    Why do you have to say negative things about another musician? I just don't get it. If you want to say...
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    Re: I know it's Steve Marcus but.....

    I played the other tenor book on Buddy's band with Steve in 1976. I went to New York to hear him record a fusion album, (remember fusion) in late 1975...I remember Steve Gadd was the drummer on that...
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    Re: does anyone play as a "streetmusician"?

    1. I didn't pass the audition.
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    Re: What jazz musician influenced you the most?

    Earl Bostic and Don Menza.
  14. Re: Situation with my son's Band Director and Private Instructor - How do I handle this?

    Quick answer: Stick with the Selmer S-80C*. It is a great mouthpiece for modern horns, and works for classical and jazz, and is easy to control. Have your son make sure it is kept clean washing it...
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    Re: Rascher or Caravan alto mpc?

    Answer: Buy a Selmer Soloist C* with the ligature and cap. The reference 54 is supposed to resemble the 1954 Selmer Mark VI, but of course we all know it is similar but not the same. The Soloist...
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    Re: Non-Musician Careers

    Times have changed for musicians. The touring big bands are gone, most of the jazz clubs are gone, D.J.'s control 90% of the wedding or corporate business, and orchestras only hire saxes a few times...
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    Re: Jazz Studies Programs

    My advice: listen to Tim Price! Tim has been around, is very talented, paid his dues, toured when there were places to tour, spent time in a bus, has played with some of the best musicians around,...
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    Re: losing motivation, need advice

    Back in the 70's I used to study with a guy in Chicago named Joe Daly. The guy was crazy, scared me, but he attracted a lot of great players. One thing he had me do each week was take a standard,...
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    Re: Jazz Studies Programs

    Just as a reference point, I am 63, and spent 40 years in the music business. When I was your age all the great jazz musicians I knew never had a degree in jazz performance, or even a degree in most...
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    Re: Selling Sheet Music

    I have worked for 2 music publishers, one of them the world's largest print publisher of music. If you want to go to jail or/and be hit with a heavy fine, that could be the result of trying to scan...
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