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DigitalGuy

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I've been lurking for awhile and finally signed up. My wife gave me an alto sax for my 50th birthday in December, and I'm slowly learning. I actually haven't gotten my own sax yet - we were at a relatives house, and we mentioned that's what she planned to give me, and they had a student sax that their son wasn't using, so I'm borrowing that until I decide what to get.

So, to learn, I've been reading stuff here, and bought Pete Thomas' DVD, got a couple of beginning sax music books, and started lessons. I'm only going to the lessons every couple of weeks, and I'm practicing about every other day. But, I've found that I'm coming along faster than I expected. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn more from all of you here.

Outside of learning the saxophone, I enjoy reading, organic gardening, cooking (I'm vegetarian, my wife's vegan), good beer (IPAs and Stouts), fine wine (cabernet, merlot, port), and great cigars (Fuente, Padron). I work in forensics - as a photographer and image/video analyst.

George
 

Andrew Sanders

Northern Commissioner for Caslm
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Ilkley West Yorkshire
Hi George
Welcome to the lost souls department. Have fun.
We are expecting gruesome stories about forensics and tempting recipes vegetarians for the use of.
Andrew
 

AndyG

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326
Location
Derby
Welcome George from another newbie.
I too started with the superb dvd by pete thomas....sure you will find it very useful and this forum too.
Good luck
 

Lloyd

Member
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208
Location
Hertfordshire
Hi George,

All the best people were born in December '59. I started 16 months ago and play every day, if I can. Like most things my ability does not quite match my enthusiasm but I'm enjoying the journey. Welcome, we are a friendly bunch.
 

Taz

Busking Oracle
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Location
Rugby UK
Hi George, welcome to the cafe, I hope it's not too painful playing on someone else's sax whilst waiting for yours to arrive. Don't worry, yous will be here soon.
Enjoy it, and it'll enjoy you. (not sure what that means, but it sounds good) ;}
 

Rock Lobster

Member
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124
Hi George,
Welcome to the cafe, lots of fun and good advice. A whole new world to worry about and spend your money on.

Keep on blowin.
 

Young Col

Well-Known Member
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Location
Coulsdon, London/Surrey
Welcome George. Enjoy it here and enjoy playing the sax. Age really doesn't matter.
As a fellow member, with OG , of the Croydon and Sarf Lunnun Massive I thought I was going to need a forensic scientist yesterday when I found a bloody fingerprint in the bedroom. Then I realised it was me during a nosebleed (too many high F's?) looking for a tissue. Sorry to disappoint everyone but I stopped it before I bled to death.
YC
 

gladsaxisme

Try Hard Die Hard
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manchester
Hi George, Welcome from sunny Manchester,The sax is an amazing thing, it seems the older you get the more you enjoy it, or maybe it's just that your hearing gets worse and you can't tell how bad it sounds. but who cares,ENJOY.....John
 

Rock Lobster

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Hi Gladsaxisme,
I go to Manchester occasionally and call into a music shop near the China town, mostly guitars but with some sax stuff, (sorry have forgotten the name. Where do you shop for your saxophone essentialls and advice in the rainny city?
 
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