Cafe Saxophone - the ideal online establishment for saxophone players to meet, have a chat, a debate, listen to and critique each others' playing, share ideas or just find stuff out. Players (old & new), teachers, students, saxophone manufacturers, retailers - all are welcome to contribute.
You don't need to be an expert, just have a love of the saxophone and saxophone players. Maybe you are a teacher with some unique or exciting method or a you could be a world class touring and recording artist. Maybe you are a beginner with some frustrating experiences and solutions to share. Whatever, there is something here for you to teach and/or learn.
Taming the Saxophone is our other main saxophone site where you can find loads of information about saxophones, saxophone playing (and players), accessories, mouthpieces, tone exercises, fingering exercises, jazz, rock & blues improvisation and lots more.
A bit of trivia.
Those interested in older saxes will have heard that Lyon & Healey used to make saxes, but not for a long time now. I thought they were out of business. Not, it seems. The harpist at a recent concert of ours came along with a...
The rot is slow.
If you look around, you'll see plenty of saxes in good condition from the early 20th century. As long as it's well made, saxes are good for a long time. They'll easily outlive their owners. Wear in the moving parts, accident...