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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link
i mean i could always just run it through some guitar pedals and be a noise band.
you could learn jazz bass?
― Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:32 (twelve years ago) link
― Ye Mad Puffin, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:51 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link
― ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 17:40 (twelve years ago) link
superlungs! ie: BANGING
― ^likes brown, yellow, puerto rican, and haitian girls (The Reverend), Thursday, 8 January 2009 00:33 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link
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 (one year ago) link