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When you buy, borrow or hire your first saxophone without any experience to speak of it typically throws up a few challenges over the coming months. High ranking on the list are squeaks or the inability to produce certain notes. It's probably much less common to be lucky enough to have avoided these genuine issues than needing to overcome them. This in turn throws open many questions about why its happening and then discussions on the variety of ways people are struggling. At this stage the...
Foreword This guide was compiled mostly out of personal curiosity on these saxes and hopefully it will also serve to all those trying to identify the different models produced by this famous Italian manufacturer. It is somewhat peculiar that although Grassi was one of the largest producers of wind instruments in Italy, very little is known about the company and its products. There is much confusion around Grassi saxophones and it is easy to understand why: • There are no known details...
The modern digital era has made necessary for anyone on the Internet to acquire at least a minimum of photographic skills in order to be able to use pictures for a number of purposes on the web. Of course we all know the old proverb: “ A picture is worth a thousand words “ so, in many ways taking pictures helps anyone to better describe anything also when attempting to ask for information on something that we are trying to identify or perhaps sell. While in order to pursue this goal it is...
Hi, I know there are the odd articles regards sending Saxophones, but none show you what I feel is the safest way to post one to avoid any damage in transit. Please remember poor packaging is the foremost cause of damage to instruments in their cases whilst in transit. Especially when they are old because the cases can be worn, the majority are ill fitting and allow too much movement inside. We have been selling musical instruments for a while and sold a lot of Saxes, We always pack them...
Obviously we often use the words tone & sound interchangeably, but when you are learning an instrument like the saxophone, it’s very useful to consider them separately. Tone: you can think of this as the “raw” unprocessed sound of your saxophone. Sound: this is the end result after you have used your technique as a musician to manipulate the tone into something that an be more personal or expressive. We tend to associate tone with expression, and sometimes confuse the two. Even the...
In my collection, I have a tenor piece by Selmer, not the usual French made, but one made in England... There's very little on the web about them. What there is suggests they weren't interesting to play (I'm pretty sure Mr Wyver would describe this as the dullest piece he's played). I was discussing it by PC recently with another member and was asked for a few pics. The mouthpiece is nice, big, dark warm sound, not loud, but almost homely. Suits me. It's gold plated brass, seems to have...
I am Aldevis Tibaldi, forum member and London based professional musician. www.aldevis.com Currently, I am representing and selling Sequoia saxophones in the UK. I am pleased to endorse and represent Sequoia Tenor Saxophones, by Roberto Buttus and Marcel Jansen a- Why I decided to endorse them: 1- Mr. Buttus himself. Excellent repairer with a past as a professional musician: he knows his stuff. 2- I tried the instrument out of curiosity, and I fell in love with it immediately. When...
Now this is something I know a lot about as I work for a parcel-carrying company both as a driver and a trailer loader. In the past I have worked for other parcel carriers as a trunker driver and general dogsbody. My advice? Unless you feel lucky, take it yourself! :devil::devil::devil: More seriously. Parcel companies are much the same, only the price differs. No one is deliberately going to destroy your parcel (I suppose there are exceptions, but rarely). Most damage is caused...
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