- Northern California
Alto - yeah, somebody has to play ‘em. I’m just glad that it isn’t me.
Enjoy whatever you choose.
Enjoy whatever you choose.
Lucky you: I bought his Martin Handcraft tenor (it was in a right state!), he told me he never liked Selmer saxophones (but he did play Selmer clarinets).I am now the proud owner of his Buescher bass that he said he bought from Adrian Rollini. Maybe he did but he wouldn’t put it in writing for me.
What a true statement, Sonny Stit, Charlie Parker, David Sanborn, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Ornett Coleman, Johnny Hodges, Paul Desmond, Kenny Garrett, Art Pepper, and plenty more.
Fair enough but I did feel it sounded a little insulting as though the alto was some what inferior which its not.A lot of people like to play banjo. And much as I might enjoy listening to a really good banjo player, I don’t care to play banjo (I actually spent a lot of time learning to play the banjo many years ago, and just don’t like it enough to continue investing the time).
Bag pipes… Some people play them.
Fair enough but I did feel it sounded a little insulting as though the alto was some what inferior which its not.
No one type of horn is better than the next, they all have something to offer in the right hands.
No that's not what I meant or said, no one type of sax is better than the next, they all have something to offer.That’s another way of saying the same thing.
Or I could say that you are insulting me by implying that I do not possess sufficient talent to play the alto.
Now I am going to go sob.
Enjoy your horn - whatever the choice.
No that's not what I meant or said, no one type of sax is better than the next, they all have something to offer.
Actually my post no 24 was meant to be a little tongue in cheek, sorry you didn't get it.I feel like I am posting on the humor-free subforum.
Enjoy whatever you choose to play - or don’t enjoy it if you choose not to. I am not telling you what to do - neither do I care if you have an opinion that is incongruent with mine.
My recommended reads of the day:
“What Do You Care What Other People Think?” - Richard P. Feynman.
“Criticism in Your Life: How to Give it - How to Take It” - Dr. Deborah Bright.
“Inner Game of Music” - W. Timothy Gallwey.
Tenor - It’s All That Matters (to me, in my not-so-humble opinion)
Actually my post no 24 was meant to be a little tongue in cheek, sorry you didn't get it.
Enjoy whatever horn you believe in.
I agree totally with you about you have to commit to a horn.As was Post #27 in response. Just as in “Criticism in You Life” suggests, “don’t take stuff personally”. If you were jesting, then why take my jest as hurtful? If one is easily upset, it is best not to jest with others.
I do enjoy the tenor - although I have played SATB over the years in many various ensembles and genres, tenor is the horn that rings my bells, expresses my voice, and fills me with pleasure. After 50+ years of playing, tenor remains my voice of choice.
It makes me sad knowing that many will never feel that way about any instrument - music can be amazingly fulfilling if you commit (or is that “submit”?).