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spike

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Welcome to the Caff.
I taught myself to play alto sax over 50 years ago.
I hope it'll afford you as much fun and have such an amazing journey as I've had over the years. :D
 
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Theresa

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Welcome to the Caff.
I taught myself to play alto sax over 50 years ago.
I hope it'll afford you as much fun and have such an amazing journey as I've had over the years. :D
I'm not brave enough to teach myself, started with my first lesson last week and practice every day since :)
 

nigeld

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Welcome to the Café, and to the saxophone.
I think you are wise to have lessons, especially at the start.
 

tenorviol

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Hi welcome - a teacher is definitely a good move. I started off as a bass/baritone singer in various choirs (although bizarrely now retraining as a tenor, I've posted about that elsewhere...). I bought my alto sax 8 years ago... then tenor... then bari.... then sop... And... just after I bought alto I bought a cello.... You have been warned! :)
 

spike

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Of course you're brave enough !!!
I'm not brave enough to teach myself, started with my first lesson last week and practice every day since
You started your first lesson last week and have practiced every day since.
The saxophone isn't known as the devil's horn for nothing.
Playing sax is a sign of bravery if ever there was one.
Be brave and have fun . . .
 
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Theresa

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So I'm two weeks in this Friday September 20.

I can comfortably play the scale of c major and g up and down, plus the first two lines of fly me to the moon and will you, so I'm looking for advice on goals based on my musical taste.

Is the following too ambitious?

Three months- play fly me to the moon, will you and your latest trick.
Six months - grade one exam, wonderful world
Nine months- bohemian rhapsody?

I'd like to think I'd join a brass band at nine months.

Does that sound achievable?
 

Keep Blowing

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So I'm two weeks in this Friday September 20.

I can comfortably play the scale of c major and g up and down, plus the first two lines of fly me to the moon and will you, so I'm looking for advice on goals based on my musical taste.

Is the following too ambitious?

Three months- play fly me to the moon, will you and your latest trick.
Six months - grade one exam, wonderful world
Nine months- bohemian rhapsody?

I'd like to think I'd join a brass band at nine months.

Does that sound achievable?
" Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve". Napoleon Hill

So yes
 

Jeanette

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That would be a good thread, positive quotes from café members or from things they have read
You might find this thread amusing


Jx
 

tenorviol

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So I'm two weeks in this Friday September 20.

I can comfortably play the scale of c major and g up and down, plus the first two lines of fly me to the moon and will you, so I'm looking for advice on goals based on my musical taste.

Is the following too ambitious?

Three months- play fly me to the moon, will you and your latest trick.
Six months - grade one exam, wonderful world
Nine months- bohemian rhapsody?

I'd like to think I'd join a brass band at nine months.

Does that sound achievable?
I would assume a wind band or symphonic wind band as you don't usually get saxes in brass bands... There's nothing to stop you joining a community group / band / orchestra now. I used to be in a community band/orchestra which had an absolute beginners' group, an intermediate, and a more advanced group.
 

Keep Blowing

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You might find this thread amusing


Jx
After the first one I thought, I bet @spike has a few, third one in and then a few more, I'll scroll through these over the next few days
 
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