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The Top 10 Reasons to Play the Saxophone

Why play the Saxophone?   The saxophone is always one of the top instruments considered for those who are wanting to participate in a marching band, jazz ensemble or symphony because of the cool and sultry image associated with it. Choosing the saxophone makes you sophisticated, smooth, with a lot of soul and many people are drawn to this image. The sax doesn’t just help your image though, there are 10 other reasons that you should learn how to play the saxophone.   1. The Saxophone is Versatile There are 9 different types of saxophone with the most common being the...

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Choosing a Saxophone Reed. How to choose a saxophone reed?

As you’ve been browsing the web for a new saxophone for your child, you’ve likely seen a lot of talk about finding the right saxophone reed- that’s because the reed is one of the most important parts of a saxophone. Not only can experimenting with different saxophone reeds drastically change the sound of the instrument, but it’s also one of the least expensive parts of the instrument. From strength to brand, here are a few things you should know before purchasing a saxophone reed for your child. Which Brand? As with virtually every other consumer good, which brand you choose...

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How to choose a reed and mouthpiece?

 How to choose a reed and mouthpiece Look for a mouthpiece that suits you Mouthpieces are interchangeable, so most of them will fit any neck. Even if the mouthpiece is a little too loose or too tight, the cork can be easily shaved or replaced, so you can choose any mouthpiece you like.We recommend that beginners start out with a standard mouthpiece (for Yamaha, this is the 4C) together with a 2 1/2 reed, and practice the basics of playing long tones, making sure to get their embouchure (the shape and action of the mouth and lips that controls...

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Which Band Instrument Should My Child Play?

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a parent who’s concerned (and rightly so) about choosing the right instrument for your child. While the key to mastery of an instrument lies in copious amounts of practice, you and your child could have a much easier and more enjoyable time learning music if you help him or her select a more suitable instrument. In this article, we share some tips to choose the best instrument for your child by considering age, physical features, personality, instrument popularity, interest, and your financial position. Age With age comes increased physical strength and height. Both of these...

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Which Saxophone is the Best?

How do you pick a great saxophone from the list of tens of brands in the market? Before choosing the best alto saxophone for students, it is imperative that we begin easy by defining what an alto saxophone is. These are saxophones pitched to the E♭. Therefore, alto saxophones enjoy a pitch that’s slightly larger than soprano and smaller than tenor. Alto saxophones are used in various areas and functions; from military brass bands, to concert and jazz bands, or even in solo repertoires. As a student, you should have a checklist before scouting for an alto saxophone in the...

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