About Cafe Saxophone

Cafe Saxophone

A very lively international forum where saxophone players come to meet and greet, ask questions, give advice, have a laugh. If there is anything you can’t find out about here, then somebody in the Café is bound to know the answer or point you in the right direction.

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  • AUG SOTM Like Someone in Love
    @jbtsax beat me in posting his BOTM. I’m privileged to host this months SOTM. I’ve chosen a song written in 1944 by Jimmy Van Heusen “ Like Someone in Love” . It’s be done in a variety of styles from ballad to be bop. There are a great many recording out there, it is a […]
  • The CaféSaxophone saxophone
    After several years in research and development we are finally able to announce a companion for PPT mouthpieces, the Cafésaxophone saxophone, our own brand. I now have an early prototype and hoping to get into production later this year. It's taken so long because it was not easy to find something good enough to put […]
  • Disapointing tech visit
    I bought my saxophone around 7 months ago from a Sam Ash store, a very well respected chain of instrument and musical equipment retailers in the USA. I also purchased a service contract that allows me to get work done on my horn for no aditional money for seven years. I brought it in a […]
  • Woodstone/Ishimori alto ligature (meyer) - To Buy or Not To Buy
    Hi all *Controversial ligature-related post* So, I know the overall consensus seems to be that ligatures make no audible difference to the sound, a rubber band will do just fine and why spend ridiculous amounts of money on one. I agree to a large degree and yes, I've watched the brilliant YouTube video involving hairbands […]
  • Silverstein omniguard lip protector
    Hi!! Has anybody tried this? It’s a moldable lip protector you put over lower teeth. I usually use paper at times, I don’t feel huge lip pain but protection tend to minimize lip fatigue on longer sessions. Silverstein OmniGuard Lip Protector – Thomann France
  • A lesson in tuning
    All of them: impressive tuning (and class!) View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgQyac-QOJ0
  • Anyone tried 3D printed custom mouthpieces?
    I was in my local sax shop (checking carefully spelling) and saw a row of brightly-colored things on a shelf above the guy I was talking to. "3D printed mouthpieces", he said. I didn't ask about the price but preferred to sneak a look on the web. The price will be the same if I […]
  • A new beginning
    I stopped my lessons a year ago as I didn't feel I was progressing and I wanted to concentrate on my grade 5 theory exam. Since then I've changed jobs and moved house and playing has really taken a back seat. Tomorrow I have my first lesson with a new tutor, hoping to get back […]
  • Playing for Change Day
    For the past two years I have organized this event in my city. You've probably seen the Playing for Change video? There are many more here: Videos Archive - Playing for Change These events are for fun and education, as well as to support the foundation via donations. In my situation, we donate our time […]
  • Breaking a bad habit
    I have been playing on and off for many years, and just come to realise or maybe just accepted, i have a really bad habit of tightening my embouchure when playing in the higher register. Does anyone have any tips on how to break this habit, or can anyone recommend any exercises that may help. […]

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