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    Hi everyone. Just wondering what y'all think of my tone. This is a recording (rough take of beginning and end of Glazunov) that I feel represents how "I" sound, and more or less want to. No EQ or anything, just recorded in a mostly dry room with my iphone. I'm getting my chops back up to complete my performance degree after many years out of the classical saxophone world. Can I get feedback on how you'd describe my tone, the sloppy notes notwithstanding? What "school" I belong to, and which players I most sound like? Maybe I just sound like a generic x school player? In any event I'm proud to have this (unique or not) sound.

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    To me you sound French style classically trained. (Even pitch and speed vibrato). However your setup doesn't sound French....it's edgier than I would expect. I'm guessing a Selmer horn and a selmer mouthpiece? for a real stretch I'm going to say your sax professor went to a mid west school, maybe studied with Mule?

    I kind of like this guessing game...

    After all that, bravo indeed, I recently started playing again after almost 10 years and my tone is still pretty good, but I have zero technical skill or tongue/finger coordination (watch out ladies...), I pulled both the Glaz and the Creston out after a week of long tones and scales and can't play either one worth a crap..... heh was refreshing to hear someone that could just jump back to it!

    Good luck, where are you studying for your graduate degree?

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    Thanks very much, Migraine! You really nailed a lot of things in your analysis. My teacher studied with Sinta and was one of his top students, and he's had quite a career--I guess he's more of the "American" school, but has a style and approach to vibrato all his own. I'm classically trained, but not per se in the French style, I'm just a big fan of Mule, Deffayet, and the "old" French school. I do wish my sound was a bit less edgy, more round, more smooth, but not any darker-I still want it to be vibrant, however, this will come with doing more long tones, and maybe trying out new equipment. My setup is a Selmer Series II, LT, Vandoren blue box 3 1/2s. You nailed it! Maybe I'll get that rounder sound I'm looking for while not sacrificing vibrance, with an AL3, 4, or Selmer Concept. I don't want to say exactly where I'm studying, since I wish to remain anonymous, but somewhere good, with someone good! Thanks for your kind words. :-)

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    I'm going to suggest you try a darker mouthpiece to get more warmth, but -maybe- sacrifice reed strength by a 1/2 to keep the edge you like in your sound. I've never owned one but I hear that medium chamber Caravan's work well with French and French styles (Yani, Yamaha, etc) horns well for classical. More so than the larger chamber as I've read here about intonation problems?

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    People don't post enough Karel Husa, on this thread! Here's a recent performance of Élégie et Rondeau.

    https://youtu.be/8IQiL9mU4-0
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    www.heaneymusic.com

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    Hi I´m new to this Forum so I want to Introduce my self with some Music.
    Saludos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw_GJaGeAj0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAcLCabRkA8

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    The only solo classical music I have posted on the internet is of a performance of mine of my quarter tone etudes. One of them can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHM9...5I3LQNmoIhuc_m
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    https://www.themso.org/media/

    Hey folks - check out a few samples from The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra's inaugural concert last weekend.

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    This is a recording of me as a freshman in high school, I didn't have a private lesson teacher and it would be great if someone could tell me tips on how to get better. Thanks!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTVEbxM3RGs

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    I recently gave a unique solo performance of Frederick L. Hemke's chamber winds arrangement of lgie et Rondeau, by Karel Husa. Check it out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJP3cS8hYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHeanerd View Post
    I recently gave a unique solo performance of Frederick L. Hemke's chamber winds arrangement of lgie et Rondeau, by Karel Husa. Check it out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJP3cS8hYI
    Very nice! Thanks for sharing this wonderful performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHeanerd View Post
    I recently gave a unique solo performance of Frederick L. Hemke's chamber winds arrangement of lgie et Rondeau, by Karel Husa. Check it out!
    Very impressive playing. The piece itself is interesting, especially the various combinations of timbres. I'm not sure that the chamber winds are powerful enough, collectively, to balance the solo saxophone. I guess I could take that up with Dr. Hemke.

    I enjoyed a lot your following selection on YouTube, the very Reichian "Revolution" by Marc Mellits.

    If you don't mind my asking, who is Carl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostConn View Post
    Very impressive playing. The piece itself is interesting, especially the various combinations of timbres. I'm not sure that the chamber winds are powerful enough, collectively, to balance the solo saxophone. I guess I could take that up with Dr. Hemke.

    I enjoyed a lot your following selection on YouTube, the very Reichian "Revolution" by Marc Mellits.

    If you don't mind my asking, who is Carl?
    LostConn, I must apologize because I COMPLETELY missed your comment... sorry about that! I would say that perhaps some of the power problems you hear are a result of the space and recording. The engineer probably mixed it a little heavy on the sax side, but it is a concerto, eh? Thank you for listening! "Carlheanerd" is just an old web handle I've used since the early 00's. I invite you to check out my website if you want to know more about the person behind the web handle.

    On another note, I recently commissioned and premiered a new concerto work by Coleman Rowlett, an excellent emerging composer. I urge you all to look him up, he has several quality works for saxophone in his catalogue and writes great stuff! Anyway, the new concerto, "Spectral Radiance," can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7R0UKJtEYw
    Soprano: Selmer Paris Series III Selmer Paris S90 170 + Vandoren Traditional 3.5 Ishimori Pink Gold Ligature
    Alto: Selmer Paris Series III
    Selmer Paris S90 190 + D'Addario Reserve 3.0+
    Ishimori Gold Ligature
    www.heaneymusic.com

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