I think what you have written above is spot on, I think i have suggested this before but,
Can this same thread be run simultaneously with the beginners recordings thread. Some members seem to be on the brink of posting something but just don't quite make it
No they get very confusing.
But I'm a bit confused anyway (as usual) We already have a beginners sound clips forum (that is members only). And I think we discussed a while back that when beginners post to the other forums, it was better if they use the beginners thread prefix - and so people...
Hi, im a beginner alto sax player (almost 2 months) im using a vandoren AL3 mouthpiece and Legere signature reed 2.5 Is this a good combination to learn on? would love to hear some feedback on this.
As a re-beginner I am starting out (4 or 5 days now) focusing on building my embouchure by playing long tones while trying for constant loudness and intonation. So far intonation is a real challenge. (duh)
My first question is: Is repeatable/intentional and steady intonation (not drifting in...
...the sax'. What makes the café so special for me is that the members include sax players at every level. From established 'professionals' to 'beginners'. What - for me - makes the café so unique (apart from the friendly banter) is the genuine willingness of professional and very advanced...
Start safe. High baffled mouthpieces aren't exactly for beginners... Same for wide opening.
My surfer's days are way back, but would you recommend starting on a short board?
A teenager perhaps, but a 'mature' beginner... Not so sure! Same sorta thing.
...page in the Café are links to Taming the Saxophone. There are several tutorial books listed there...the one about Long Tones may be the most important for a beginner, as it gives some exercises (and rationale) for breathing, which obviously relates to making sounds (pleasantly and consistently).