learning saxophone

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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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link


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

superlungs! ie: BANGING

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

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