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    Re: New Webpage: Saxophone Tips For Beginners

    I've now made some updates. I may make some other changes in the future. Thanks again for you help and advice.

    Any further comments are still welcome.
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    Re: New Webpage: Saxophone Tips For Beginners

    Thanks for your comments. I'll be including some of your suggestions when I update the page, probably at the weekend.

    Thanks again. You comments are very much appreciated.
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    New Webpage: Saxophone Tips For Beginners

    Please take a moment to have a look at this Webpage and let me know if there are any blunders.

    I certainly don't want to be misleading new sax players.

    All advice and criticism will be...
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    I can't help wondering whether you lad has put...

    I can't help wondering whether you lad has put something inside the instrument. If it's a straight soprano any obstruction would be pushed well into the instrument when it's put on it's stand.
    ...
  5. Thread: Octave jump

    by Vince
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    Not sure what "if" means. You can master it if...

    Not sure what "if" means. You can master it if you put in the time and effort, which I'm sure you have every intention of doing.

    I'm pleased you found my comments helpful.
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    I've now had my LaFleur completely overhauled. ...

    I've now had my LaFleur completely overhauled. It's playing very nicely.

    I'll be using the LaFleur for a while but may still upgrade later.

    I may consider upgrading my mouthpiece to something...
  7. Thread: Octave jump

    by Vince
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    Are you well practiced in tenor alto and soprano...

    Are you well practiced in tenor alto and soprano or have you just started playing soprano as an additional instrument?

    Soprano embouchure is very different and if you are new to soprano then it...
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    I now have my new soprano and I'm having a lot of...

    I now have my new soprano and I'm having a lot of fun playing it.

    The highest (palm key) notes are difficult, which I put down to inexperience with the soprano, and I found myself biting a bit to...
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    Sticky: I have only one experience with busking. It...

    I have only one experience with busking.

    It was in the early 1980s. I played Christmas Carols on Alto in the entrance of Tooting Bec tube station.

    I played for less than 15 minutes, then I was...
  10. Thread: Gas

    by Vince
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    Gas

    I've seen the term GAS used on this forum.

    Is it an acronym? It seems to be about changing equipment. Perhaps somebody could confirm that.
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    Sadly this only covers US zip code areas. Not...

    Sadly this only covers US zip code areas.

    Not much good for me in the UK.
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    I don't see how this scam can be dangerous if you...

    I don't see how this scam can be dangerous if you conduct yourself in a business-like manner. (Selling music lessons IS running a business)

    The cheque has been sent for the wrong amount? I will...
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    Only 54 more sleep times to go! :) I...

    Only 54 more sleep times to go! :)



    I think I would find it very hard not to blush at that point. I wonder how my wife would feel being compared to a worn out Tenor Saxophone. :D
  14. Poll: I joined SOTW to give me a place to ask questions...

    I joined SOTW to give me a place to ask questions and get help, and it is proving to be very useful for that, but I must admit that some of the time I spend on here would be better spent playing my...
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    When I was playing 20+ years ago I didn't use...

    When I was playing 20+ years ago I didn't use alternative fingerings at all. I'm ashamed to say I was also teaching saxophone this way.

    Now that I've come back to saxophone I'm relearning from...
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    How old are your two clarinets Rooty?

    How old are your two clarinets Rooty?
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    Well I think you have answered all my questions ...

    Well I think you have answered all my questions

    The serial number dates it to 1971-1972
    It seems to be a level or two up from a beginners instrument, but not a professional level instrument.
    A...
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    I can't say I've noticed any problems with low c...

    I can't say I've noticed any problems with low c and b on my alto, or any other notes. It's always played well for me.

    Might be best to send me a private message if you want to discuss this...
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    Currently playing an alto which I bought from a...

    Currently playing an alto which I bought from a friend who started learning sax the same time as me and quit after less than a month. So I've had it almost from new.

    Boosey & Hawkes LaFleur...
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    Boosey & Hawkes Edgware

    I've owned a Boosey & Hawkes Edgware wooden clarinet for about 25 years now. It was secondhand when I bought it.

    I know absolutely nothing about it and was wondering how old it is likely to be,...
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