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akirk

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Have recently bought a sax as I have always wanted to learn it - another in their forties!
Have a background in music - but mainly brass (tuba & trumpet!), so air production is not too much of an issue! but lots of new things to learn... tubas only have a couple of valves and this lump of metal you blow into...

Alasdair
 

kevgermany

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Big welcome from me. Couple of other people here playing brass as well as sax. HAve fun.
 

Andrew Sanders

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Hi Alasdair,
Welcome to the cafe. Saxes are much sexier than the tuba. Play responsibly!
Andy
 
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old git

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Welcome to the caff©, Alasdair.

Is that fantastic pub still at the top of the Stanstead blind valley? Wish I had enough loot to live in the village, no problems getting home from the pub, just roll.

ENJOY!​™
 

akirk

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thank you :) at least with the sax you get some notes to play!

Alasdair
 

Pyrografix

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Hi Alasdair,

Welcome from a bit further north. Lots of notes to play, not necessarily in the order they appear on the sheet music!

Enjoy,

Cheers,
Amanda
 

MellowD

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Welcome Alasdair

Only been here just over a month myself and finding the camaraderie an excellent place to be. Learned more here in a short time than any book has given me - laymans terms are abundant and concise thankfully for my small brain.

Look forward to seeing you posting around.
 

navarro

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Hi Alisdair and welcome good advice and lot`s of fun here..

For a short period of time my family had a residence in Chilton, loved the Cotswold's but the locals did not take kindly to a student as I then was.

If I remember rightly we had a thatched haunted manse right opposite, purported to be in days gone by the Bishop of Readings summer retreat. (I don`t think there is B.O.R. anymore.)

I used to spend hours every evening staring from my bedroom window to see if I could get a glimpse of the hauntee who had been sighted in various guises grey lady, cowled monk and his Bishopship himself. The only thing I ever saw was a cat sitting on a window ledge. Best Regards The Exorcist N.
 

akirk

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thank you for the warm welcome - not sure there is anything haunted around here - though reputedly a ghost wanders up and down a local garden - but the owners have never seen it! Maybe now that I am attempting to play the sax there might be more 'sightings'!

Alasdair
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi Alasdair!

As someone who also started in their 40's (and trumpet and trombone) a Big Welcome to Cafe Sax. I recently bought a CD which just featured Tenor Sax, Tuba and Voice - good stuff: here is exerpt FWIW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NywRUqoA1I . Hope you enjoy being a member here!

Kind regards
Tom
 
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akirk

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Thank you Tom - interesting combination & video - will have to check out the CD.

regards

Alasdair
 

tengu01

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Hey Alisdair,

Welcome to the forum. Well, with your brass background, air support shouldn't be a problem for you :)

(I tried the trumpet quite a few years ago and was roundly defeated by it)
 
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