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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.

Recent Posts

  1. Tomasz


    Yep, it's one of those "hot-button" topics which (rightly or wrongly) eventually triggers a heated argument. Best not mentioned, really. I'd rather discuss the weather or saxophones instead...

  2. Eduan Steenkamp

    A Girl and Her Sax

    I Leah, welcome to the Cafe. I am sure you are going to enjoy it.

  3. altissimo

    M/Pieces - Ligs What's the disadvantage of a wider tip opening?

    "....Steve Lacy took this approach to an extreme, using the biggest possible opening, and the softest reed, a custom-finished ebonite Link with a tip opening of around 11 or 12 , so he had it opened up really big but then played an extremely soft...

  4. davidsol

    Cafe Sax Meet 2017?

    Sorry forgot about the poll, have done so now. Fine about prepaying, there's nothing that concentrates minds as having paid in advance !

  5. Jeanette
  6. DartmoorHedgehog

    Trouble finding correct embouchure for Bari Sax

    Not completely on topic, but related: Had some spare time today and with my curiosity aroused after this thread have been playing with the 7 again, with the same Rico 3 reed. I now find the 7 far easier to play at the bottom end of the range,...

  7. nigeld


    I read GSBO first time as some sort of saxophone GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) For example: playing Mozart with an extreme high-baffle open mouthpiece.

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