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JTMaul

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My attendance at this forum has been scarce to say the least, but I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm JT, and I'm a senior in highschool and have been playing sax since 6th grade. Don't have one of my own yet, but I'm working on it. I prefer the tenor, especially when it isn't breaking down. I hoping to find a place to relax and learn a thing or two.
 

kevgermany

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welcome JT. tenor's my favourite as well, but I do have a hankering for something bigger....
 

johnboy

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Hi JT, welcome to the Forum. Anything you need to know, just ask, we all like to air our views.

John.

Kev, behave yourself (and by the way, mine was beige).
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi JT!

A big welcome to Cafe Sax from the Skabertawe Horn Section........:shocked::w00t:;}
I assume that you are from the US - this is a friendly place and a good learning environment, so ask away with any queries you might have, and do share your knowledge, insights and keep us up to date with your development!

Kind regards
Tom:cool:

I'm an Alto man myself, and am aware that altos CAN be seen primarily as a beginner sax, rather than a specialised instrument in its own right.
 

saxnik

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I'm an Alto man myself, and am aware that altos CAN be seen primarily as a beginner sax, rather than a specialised instrument in its own right.
...not for me! I see them more as 'section leader'...

Hi JT, and welcome!

Nick
 

gladsaxisme

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Hi JT

Welcome to the cafe sorry to hear you don't have your own sax yet, don't they have any systems over there where you can permanently have a loan of an instrument so you can practice at home as and when you want.We have a student loan system over here.All the best with your playing and enjoy it...john
 

Sunray

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A place to call your own ...

Hey Hey JT ...

Glad you made it here ...

Hope you stay a while and get yourself a Sax to call your own soon mate ... ;}

Cheers from Norfolk in the UK ... *Big wave*
 

1954pip

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hi jt and welcome aboard hold on tight cos it will be a hell of a ride (from what i have heard )
all the best pip
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi JT

Welcome to the cafe sorry to hear you don't have your own sax yet, don't they have any systems over there where you can permanently have a loan of an instrument so you can practice at home as and when you want.We have a student loan system over here.All the best with your playing and enjoy it...john
I imagine that JT has the ongoing use of a school instrument, but not yet got one for personal use......
 

Larn

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Hi JT and welcome I also prefer Tenor and am working on an old Buescher Bari I bought about 6 months ago I guess I just love the deep booming tones.

Mark.
 

thehunt

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Hi JT, welcome, in my band us tenor players tell the alto players that when they grow up they can become tenor players. So good choice...
Only kidding before i get some backlash...
Anyway enjoy the forum, Phil
 

Young Col

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As you've made a formal intro JT, this is a formal welcome!

Altos - beginners.... growing up...?! You know how mean us Croydon and Saarf Lunnun boys down here South of the Thames can get if crossed, so just watch it!
YC
 

Rikki

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Hi JT,

Welcome back to the Cafe! Boy the Alto/Tenor debate!!!! I would likwe to have both, but at present am very happy with Tenor as I love the lush sonority and variaty of tones that a tenor is capable of, but no doubt the alto is a very lyrical instrument, and course much more popular in modern pop music.

If not sure I would buy an Alto first as it is cheaper and easier to drag around, and most commonly inj demand.

Regards Rikki
 

gladsaxisme

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I imagine that JT has the ongoing use of a school instrument, but not yet got one for personal use......
Yes I imagine he might but by the sound of it,it could be an old battered worn out thing belonging to the school band. I just thought he might be better off with a loan instrument that would probably be new if they run this system over there...john
 

TomMapfumo

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Agree 100%, John! My daughter was once learning Trumpet on a Tenor Horn at school, though was quite fun! Could not imagine Miles looking cool on one of those............:w00t:;}

Have a lovely day!

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

old git

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Johnny Dankworth had Dickie Hawdon playing tenor and baritone horns in his small groups and Big Bands. Looked and sounded cool which only proves what a wimp Miles was.
BTW Welcome again J.T.
 

JTMaul

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I may be getting a Bari to call my own. A Martin in fact. :spasm: But I posted a thread in the horn/accessories forum for that.

I'm sad that I'm so far behind you guy's timezone.
 
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