ex Landrover Nut
Just had to post this. No reason why a C melody can't sound great.
Impressive, but I don't see the point of putting a wide tip modern mouthpiece on a C-Melody and playing it like a Bb tenor. It just sounds like a slightly funny tenor to me. If you want to sound like a tenor sax, then play a tenor sax.Just had to post this. No reason why a C melody can't sound great.
I like this much better - the style seems to match the instrument.And here is the C Melody (C - Tenor) played in the style of the period in which it was a popular instrument.
Tell us more about that half! Is the other half your better half?I have more saxophones (5 1/2) than I can sensibly practice on, so I need a C-melody sax like I need yet another mouthpiece, but I still slightly regret not bidding.
The "half" is a 1920's French soprano sax that needs some new pads. I am planning to replace the pads myself, but haven't got round to it yet. I have an excellent modern soprano, so I need this vintage one even less than I need a C-Melody!Tell us more about that half! Is the other half your better half?
I'd say there is nothing wrong with that. Unless you're competing for practice time...Unfortunately for me, admiral fell in love too so she took it and practice every day..
Perhaps different, but a nice sound. Makes me want to get back to my own C-Melody. Although I doubt I'll manage to get a similar sound without committing to it for quite some time.this was me on Buescher C-melody a few years back :
To me, I seem to sound rather different from above clips