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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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  • SOTM September 2019 - Red Clay
    Yeah, it's time to get funky! Actually, you don't have to get too funky as the mighty @nigeld has created three different versions for us. The first one is at a relaxed 110bpm. You can play the head as written, with its staccato funk-feel, but you can also play it with a much more laid-back […]
  • Great to find the forum
    Hey, it's nice to have a spot to marinate in all things saxophone. I'm in my 60s, and semi-professional. I play mostly tenor, but I just bought an alto to scratch an itch -- and see if there's such a thing as divided loyalty. And actually, to be quite honest, what nudged me to the […]
  • Playing sax outside
    Who like playing outside? I love that, today was a nice day with hot temps!! I live at 20 km from Paris but I’m lucky enough to have great fields at 10 mn from my town.
  • Home recording mic: Shure SM58-X2U or Zoom H5?
    Hi I would like to start recording myself playing the sax at home - just for fun and posting on youtube/soundcloud from time to time. I'm looking for a simple setup to connect to my laptop (Mac). I'm considering Shure SM58-X2U or Zoom H5. Both setups can connect to the Mac and then I can […]
  • Whooshing when starting to practice
    Excuse the thread title but that's how I describe it. Sometimes when I start practicing (now I'm only playing a week and a bit) the only noise I get is air whooshing through the mouthpiece. Eventually after a couple of tries I'll manage to get sounds as opposed to whooshing and I'm grand. Is this […]
  • Hanson alto
    Just ordered a hanson alto ..if it is as good as my hanson soprano i will be well pleased
  • Hi guy from the Netherlands New on tenor
    New here and New at sax. Ive been playing guitar for over 40 years Just started sax 3 weeks ago. Teaching myself with the help of reading and YouTube. Hope to learn a lot here. Sax is the yamaha student thing. I enjoy doing it my neighbours not so much but i live at the […]
  • Londeix alternative fingerings
    I am working on the Bach Cello Suite No1, Prelude, arranged by Londeix (publ Lemoine) Londeix suggests alternative fingerings for notes here and there in the sheet music. I have asked the Internet and established what each means, but .... At one point he uses the symbol "P" under a Bb between a low E […]
  • One MPC, 4 different reeds
    Hi, I've just recorded an etude over a well known standard with 4 different reeds. Vandoren blue 2,5 - Vandoren V21 2,5 - Vandoren ZZ3 - Rigotti 3strong. The purpose was a demonstration for a potential buyer of my Buffet S1 alto (which in the meantime has been opened to 9mm on low D compared […]
  • BOTM September 2019 - Someone To Watch Over Me
    This month's Ballad is "Someone To Watch Over Me", written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1926. The notes and backing track are here: Someone To Watch Over Me The notes and backing are in Concert C (D for tenor sax, A for Alto). The backing is at 80bpm, with a 4-bar intro and then […]

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