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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  • Greetings from North Carolina
    Hi I am a flute player learning how to play the alto saxophone in North Carolina!
  • Can you tell me what kind of mouthpiece I have
    It says AS-L1 I got it with my used Yamaha yas 21. Do you know what brand it is? Is it good?
  • Green stuff inside?
    I just got a used Yamaha yas 21 alto sax that I am learning how to play on. The previous owner obviously did not clean the inside because there was brown cracked stuff inside the neckpiece and some green stuff. I cleaned out all the brown stuff using a cloth with a vinegar water mixture. […]
  • Legit "The Martin Tenor"?
    I just purchased this "The Martin" Tenor off of Facebook for 1350$ but I have never seen Martin engraving/lettering quite like it which is giving me some misgivings. It is s/n 311XXX which puts it around the late 60's, it looks like a "the martin" but I'm hoping to see if someone more knowledgeable than […]
  • Posts removed from 3D mouthpiece thread
    Apologies to any members that I caused offence to by posting in this thread. It was my intention to share my thoughts and experiences with the company you are all discussing. I did not mean to come across as trying to sell or promote this product nor actively seek to profit from this thread in […]
  • Mouthpiece parameters and how they affect the sound
    Question: Can someone explain to me how the various known mouthpiece parameters affect the sound you can expect to hear when playing them? We all know that breathing, facility, embouchure and the instrument itself have the largest effect on what a player sounds like... I think? But for someone like me who hasn't been playing […]
  • Klezmer Salsa improv - Tenor
    Does anyone have a transcription for the improvised solo for Klezmer Salsa for sax ensemble by Philip Geiss? Or is anyone willing to transcribe a solo for me? I need one for Tenor sax to perform in a concert mid-June. Thanks.
  • D to G
    I have tremendous difficulty in going from D2 down to G without splitting the G. This is alto if it matters. It just so happens that the last of couple of pieces i’m learning both have this interval. I’ve tried rather extreme embouchure changes, tongue positions, etc. In both cases it is part of legato […]
  • Reading Music Onstage
    I'm wondering if anyone else suffers from eye strain when they have to read music onstage? Taking music in front of an audience is a new experience for me. Up until recently it was something I thought I'd never have to do but it turns out that learning dozens of songs at the same time, […]
  • SOTM and BOTM popularity
    It is my impression that during the last 3 months of so the BOTM and SOTM have not had as many posting as in the past. I am wondering if my impressions are correct (The idea of going back over several years and counting the posting each month is pretty daunting) and if so why. […]

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However as it is PAL format it may not be compatible with some older U.S. TV sets which are NTSC only, please check if your TV and/or DVD player is compatible with PAL format.

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