learning saxophone

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i want to learn to play saxophone

any advice on lessons, a good used brand of sax that's not too $$$ etc, would be welcome...or just learning sax in general advice...

is it going to be hard???

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:11 (eleven years ago) link

its going to be hard

virgin mary on the halfshell (John Justen), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:17 (eleven years ago) link

no i heard it's really easy

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

I never thought it was that hard but I'm scared to pick it back up.

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

no i heard it's really easy

ya me too

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:24 (eleven years ago) link

i mean i was terrible at it in elementary school, but i hear it's way easier than brass for ex.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:24 (eleven years ago) link

Guy I know plays sax says if you want to play rock you could get going in six months. For jazz it will take longer.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

so basically it's going to be really hard or really easy or really scary

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:29 (eleven years ago) link

alto or tenor?

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:32 (eleven years ago) link

if i was going to pick up sax i would listen to lots of lester young and coleman hawkins and johnny hodges, pre-bop dudes with really nice tones. i'm glad i'm not picking up the sax though.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

I would listen to lots of Madness.

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:44 (eleven years ago) link

my "its going to be hard" was mainly based on the precept that learning any instrument from a different school when you are already a skilled player is always, in my experience, v v frustrating and thus hard.

virgin mary on the halfshell (John Justen), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:47 (eleven years ago) link

ah yeah, i spose it would be all mary had a little lamb at first.

but that's sort of what i want, i have been playing bass for so long it gets sort of autopilot after awhile....

i would like to learn jazz sax. or maybe if i suck no wave sax.

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

i mean i could always just run it through some guitar pedals and be a noise band.

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

you could learn jazz bass?

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:32 (eleven years ago) link

sorta been learning to play tenor sax, but i've been really lazy about it. the toughest thing so far seems to be that if you go a while w/o playing that you lose all your breathing/mouth stamina that you've built up. similar to guitar/bass callouses, i guess - once you build them up you have them for a while, but it's painful to get to that point and you have to be consistent about practicing

6335, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 23:34 (eleven years ago) link

I need to pick my sax back up. I haven't touched it in years.

a permanent state of o_O (The Reverend), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

still a better deal compared to trumpet, where even taking a couple of days off is noticeable (so i hear)

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

I remember my trumpetist middle school band teacher saying that when he'd been x-rayed they discovered that his lungs were 3 times the size of normal lungs/

a permanent state of o_O (The Reverend), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

superlungs!

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

superlungs! ie: BANGING

^likes brown, yellow, puerto rican, and haitian girls (The Reverend), Thursday, 8 January 2009 00:33 (eleven years ago) link

mod pls change title to: learn to work the saxophone

Are men ever friends with a woman without wanting two boners? (PappaWheelie V), Thursday, 8 January 2009 00:39 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

I bought a student alto on a whim 9 months ago and have been playing it at least 4/7 days a week since then. I'm not a disciplined student, especially since I'm teaching myself. Anyone out there play, or trying to? I'd love some dialogue on the mechanics of this instrument, which I still find the most fun thing in the world even despite making the same mistakes every single day. Embochure, man....

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 13 April 2020 23:02 (six months ago) link


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