Welcome to the For Beginners forum of the Sax On The Web (SOTW) site.
READ: The most common mistake a newbie makes on this site is to post a question that has been answered many times. Trust me, this happens too many times. Start with the SOTW FAQ. Look at some other posts on this site before you post. Reading first, before you post will give you writing examples, answer many of your questions, and show you some tricks of the trade.
SEARCH: If you have one specific question, consider using the Search button (at the top of every page on this site). For example, if you want to know everything about your new Yamaha 23 sax, select the search button, type in 'Yamaha 23" and select the 'search' button at the bottom of the dialog box.
SOTW MAIN: If you want to play better, and who doesn't, start by selecting the SOTW Main button at the top of every page. It will take you to the main SOTW site that is full of articles for saxophonists of all levels covering theory, history, and technique.
NO G33K SP34K or Regional Slang: Please read saxpic's comments in the main SOTW FAQ. While it's not prohibited, please don’t use geek speak (such as, u no wh4t i m34n?) or use slang excessively. We have people from all over the world on this site who speak English as a second or third language. Even using slang like, “I gonna send youse da motpiece.” can be confusing. This is the beginners' forum so we don't need any more confusion that is already present.
BE NICE: Finally, and I really hate to mention this, be nice. It seems that a very small group of our readers are overly opinioned, rude, outspoken and many have poor communication skills. You will find them soon enough. We have 5th graders who have come to this site, some because their music instructor recommended it. Consider that audience before you curse at, abuse, or belittle a person at SOTW.
Have fun and feel free to contact me if you have recommendations for or spot any problems in this forum.
aka Jim Glass