Saxophone

Saxophones, a family of single reed instruments in the woodwind family of instruments, are often found in jazz ensembles and related bands. Questions about the various type of saxophones, saxophone players, and saxophone music belong here.

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Do all saxophones have the same fingering?

For the majority of their ranges, all saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone etc) have the same fingering. However, some saxophones have extended ranges ( top F#, low A), which have an extra key.

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What does it mean if your saxophone reed has black spots?

It means your reed has mold growing on it, or if you had bought it that way, it may be just part of the wood that was used to make the reed.

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What quality are merano saxophones?

It's probably a good beginner horn.... All I know is that I can get a fair sound out of it

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Alto Saxophone

What are the alto saxophone part names?

the neck,ligature,and bell,

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Why aren't Saxophones in Orchestras?

It's because they aren't used in classical music, which most orchestras play.

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Do you have to 'break in' a new saxophone?

No you generally don't have to break in a saxophone. However you definitely need to break in new reeds. You can do this by just basically playing on them, and soaking them in your mouth a little before you use them.

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Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophone songs with letters?

b a g a

b b b

a a a

b d d

b a g a

b b b

a a

b a d

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What is the lowest note possible on the saxophone?

B flat, although some models have a low A key below the octave key.

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How much can a saxophone cost?

usually a cheap one would be around $1500 for the average student type. the better ones are in the $3000 range but they can be a lot more expensive depending on the quality.

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Is there any such thing as the eight trigrams 64 palms or anything like it?

The eight trigrams and 64 Palms are parts of what most of use refer to as Kung Fu. The forms are commonly done in Wushu competitions. A google will on the terms will even get you access to videos of the forms.

Its real to a point, there is a style called baguazhang ( eight trigram palm) that uses neji style somewhat, also there is a style called dim mak that uses pressure points like neji. The Gao style baguazhang especially has the eight palms and the 64 palms taught. Another sytle like it is the (black lotus) I am now a Sadamie or 3rd degree black blet in it.

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Where was 'Rio' by Duran Duran filmed?

The video was filmed by director Russel Mulcahy (Highlander) at various places around the island of Antigua in May of 1982.

The yacht scenes were filmed on the bay at English Harbour, the beach scenes at Miller's Beach and Shirley Heights.

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Soprano Saxophone

Is treble saxophone and soprano saxophone is the same?

I've been in music all my life, and I confess that I've never heard the term "treble saxophone"

I have been involved in the repair of wodwind most of my life and served in an army band for 7 and a half years including boys service. There are two saxophones that I have heard of that are "abnormal". The first was the " HIGH " sax which I believe to have been in C. The second of these was the TREBLE sax which I have seen and had a fundamental lowest note of G concert. There are examples of this which are generally regarded as children's saxophones. I have also heard of a sax in F but never seen one.

THE HAPPYTOOTER.

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Tenor Saxophone

Where do you find tenor saxophone sheet music?

Sometimes you can type "tenor saxophone sheet music" into your Google browser, and it might give you some free downloads of sheet music, but sometimes some websites will require you to make an account and usually pay for the music.

You can also go to your local music store and ask for tenor sax books. They'll probably have books with popular songs, songs from movies, certain genres, that kind of stuff. Hope this helps :)

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Why is the saxophone in the woodwind family?

Because the woodwind family includes all instruments that are used with reeds.

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Baritone Saxophone

How much does a Baritone Saxophone weigh?

15-20 lbs.

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Can you make a saxophone out paper?

yes. yes you can. i believe in you young skywalker

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Alto Saxophone

Does Target sell saxophone reeds?

no. sorry only music stores

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What type of sax and mouthpiece does Gato Barbieri use on his earlier recordings?

Gato Barbieri (Jazz Sax) use to play alto sax, but now is playing tenor sax. Sorry, but couldn't find out what bouthpiece he is using.

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Who did Ronald Tomas play saxophone for?

Ronald Tomas played saxophone for W.D.O.U.J.I. (Witch Doctors of Underground Jazz Improvisation) on their award winning debut album Ground Zero in 2001 bagging 2 awards from KATHA and also on their second album Zen and The Art of Dressmaking (2005). Before that, he has been known to have played with Kulay and Freestyle on some of their albums . He was also a member of the bands Parliament Syndicate and Artstart and was also last seen to have played with SKARLET on her solo album. He remains busy playing with various bands in Manila's underground music scene which includes Spy, Coffeeshop Conspiracies and Akasha.

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What role doe the saxophone have in the orchestra?

Unless it is featured as a solo instrument, none. The sax is primarily a band instrument.

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Are Yamaha 3c 4c 5c alto saxophone mouthpieces any good?

well they're manufacturer mouthpieces so they won't work as well as a C-star but I've been playing on a 4c for YEARS and it's made me perfectly happy.

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Does Jennifer stone play any instruments?

bahahahahahahah

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What was Adolphe Sax's education?

Adolphe Sax, the person credited with inventing the first saxophone, was educated by his father Charles-Joseph Sax. His father was a skilled wind instrument maker and repairer. In addition, Adolphe Sax studied at the Royal School of Singing in Brussels, Belgium.

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How do you play saxophone?

The Mechanics of Playing the SaxophoneThe saxophone is played by blowing through the saxophone mouthpiece which has a cane reed attached using a ligature.

The reed vibrates to make the sound. Your fingers placed on the keys control the pitch for the most part. Your throat and how you play also affect the sound.

The note that is being played on the saxophone is actually resonating in your voicebox.

The air goes from the mouthpiece through the neck into the saxophone body.

If you wish to learn how to play the saxophone it is highly recommended you get a saxophone teacher or get a good starting book.

There is also beginner music to get you started available online such as on andrewscottmusic.com

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IS merano a good alto saxophone brand?

Absolutely not. One of the worst brands out there do not buy it if you have a choice. Terrible durablility and customer service. I write this in caps for a reason. Do not buy a merano sax.

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