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  1. kevgermany
  2. altissimo

    Dave Liebman Embouchure video

    Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound by Dave Liebman is the first book I ever found that made any sense to me when I was learning. I'm not a major fan of his playing except for his work with Miles Davis, but that book did more for me than any...

  3. altissimo

    Beginner My sax is killing my RH thumb.

    some thumb rests seem to be specially designed to torture your thumb, but you can get rubber thumb rest pads that slide onto the thumb rest and ease the pain - I put them on all my saxes 5 x Thumbeeze Alto / Tenor Saxophone Thumb Saver / Cushion...

  4. tenorviol

    New to sax... struggling to reach some keys!

    Just don't do a Robert Schumann...

  5. tenorviol

    Slow learner.

    Festina lente (σπεῦδε βραδέως)

  6. Tiberius

    moisture though B and A keys

    Mine always drips on my index finger. Technically it's condensation rather than spit/saliva. It comes from the breath which is quite moist. Not the same as saliva which is way more slimy :) I've never played brass, but I suspect that perhaps...

  7. johndemsher

    Saxophones Grassi Saxophones

    I picked up This tenor Grassi at a pawn shop in cleveland in early 1990s. Loved the horn. Struggled with intonation but oh the metal, feel and character of an italian crafted horn. standard Ida stencil but just a simple 4763 made in Italy...

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