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Fredso

New Member
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Merseyside
I've been looking at the forum for some time now signed up a couple of weeks ago and have finally got round to introducing myself. I've been learning to play the tenor for 6 months now and happily ruining every tune I play, I have a real problem with timing! Thanks to those here who mentioned Smart Music I am now using that to improve my timing, much better than the metronome as I can't kid myself I got it right. Also I have found so much useful information posted and it's always comforting to know that others suffer with some of the same issues when learning and practicing.
 

TomMapfumo

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Skabertawe, South Wales
Hi, Fredso!

Hope you have a great time in the Cafe, and feel really part of things from the off! What is your ambition in learning Sax? Are you a late or early bloomer - suppose it all depends on your timing :w00t:
I hope that you play the music you enjoy, and get real encouragement from all the folks here,
and never walk alone!

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

gladsaxisme

Try Hard Die Hard
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manchester
Hi Fredso
Welcome to the caff from sunny Manchester there's no rivalry here and before you ask I know nothing about football

The timing thing!!! I tend to play tunes as I sing them in my head and have major problems doing the foot tapping and counting thing but hey ho I'm doing this for my enjoyment and don't play with any one else yet, I suppose I'll have big probs when I do,maybe I'll take a look at that site you mentioned.You learn something every day, Good luck with your sax and enjoy it....John
 
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Fredso

New Member
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Location
Merseyside
Hi all and thanks for the warm welcome.

Already had an invite to join a band, unfortunately doesn't fit with working hours but one to keep in mind.

As for Football I have no interest!
 

Taz

Busking Oracle
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Rugby UK
Hi Fredso, welcome to the cafe. Merseyside eh? I bought my first sax from Liverpool, I named it Tinkerbell....cos it was a......... "Fairy from cross the Mersey"







I'll get my coat!
 

Young Col

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Coulsdon, London/Surrey
Hi Fredso, welcome. Timing never lets you off so you have to work at it - counting and hearing it. I'm doing a Grade 3 to 4 piece that alternates bars between 6/8 and 4/4. It'll sound good one day!
Taz mate, that was truly ...awful!
Colin
 
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