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... pressed 'post' too soon! I also wanted to say:
My sax is an alto 'Meister' made in GDR. The mouthpiece is unmarked apart from the number 4. I don't know anything much about saxophones but it doesn't seem to have any have any leaks. My OH bought it from his guitar teacher for £100(!) with the intention of learning to play, but since he brought it home he hasn't had a look in. I'm looking forward to being able to play well enough to play with others. I saw Leo P play on last year's BBC Proms and I was blown away, though I don't aspire to playing a bari - way too heavy!
 

nigeld

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Welcome to the Café from a fellow double reed player (bassoon).
I'm sure your oboe experience will give you a head start with the saxophone, not least because you can read music.
Have you got a teacher?
 
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Welcome to the Café from a fellow double reed player (bassoon).
I'm sure your oboe experience will give you a head start with the saxophone, not least because you can read music.
Have you got a teacher?
No nigeld, I don't have a teacher yet. I have downloaded some exercises from McGill Sax School online and have watched quite a few of his video tutorials. I'll probably wait until September to find a teacher.
 

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Big welcome from me. Guessing the sax is a Weltklang Stencil, but I wasn't aware of that name. Some nice pics would help. Have a look to see if there's some lettering on the metal band that joins bell to bow. I hope you find sax fingering easier than oboe. And... The embouchure is a lot looser.

Have fun here.
 
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. Hi @reetpetit, I so love the sound of the oboe that I hope that you'll contine and progress. Good luck with learning sax! You have a big head start.
Thanks Mike, I won't give up on the oboe. I play in a classical orchestra - not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy it. Playing music with other people is just the best thing.
 

tenorviol

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Hi welcome. A lot of us play in groups / bands / orchestras of various types. My main instrument is cello, which I play in a couple of orchestras. You'll be fine as basic written range of the sax is same as the oboe. Embouchure is significantly less challenging than for oboe. Reeds are a pain, but not in the same league as double reeds....
 
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Thanks Mike, I won't give up on the oboe. I play in a classical orchestra - not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy it. Playing music with other people is just the best thing.
I agree!
playing music together is so much more enjoyable than playing on your own.
And of course, everybody has his own taste, play what you like to play.....
 
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Big welcome from me. Guessing the sax is a Weltklang Stencil, but I wasn't aware of that name. Some nice pics would help. Have a look to see if there's some lettering on the metal band that joins bell to bow. I hope you find sax fingering easier than oboe. And... The embouchure is a lot looser.

Have fun here.
How do I attach pics please?
 
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Big welcome from me. Guessing the sax is a Weltklang Stencil, but I wasn't aware of that name. Some nice pics would help. Have a look to see if there's some lettering on the metal band that joins bell to bow. I hope you find sax fingering easier than oboe. And... The embouchure is a lot looser.

Have fun here.
Big welcome from me. Guessing the sax is a Weltklang Stencil, but I wasn't aware of that name. Some nice pics would help. Have a look to see if there's some lettering on the metal band that joins bell to bow. I hope you find sax fingering easier than oboe. And... The embouchure is a lot looser.

Have fun here.
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