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I bought a Xaphoon!

MandyH

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Hi all, my new Xaphoon arrived today.
This is my summer project >:) - to learn to play it!

I think I have driven my family mad enough so far today.....I can play "London Bridge is falling Down" by ear!
 

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Well its one way to get the family to buy you a new Sax ! ... in fact all sorts of Bribe related situations can evolve . hopefully before the brief novelty of the thing wears off and it ends up on E-Bay ..
 

Reed Warbler

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Why would anyone with four good saxes want to buy a xaphoon, let alone play London Bridge is falling down on it?
 

Pyrografix

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I had one for about a month - then it went the way of many other xaphoons back on the good ol' eBay!
 
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Is the Xaphoon really that difficult to play? I ordered one last week. Hopefully it will be here on Monday.

Any pro's and con's from any of you that have played or tried to play the xaphoon?
 

saxyjt

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It's kind of tempting, but I have enough toys to master for now, so I don't really need to waste my time with yet another one.

I quite like the video showing how he makes these:

 

MandyH

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It's not difficult to play - you can get notes out of it easily. The mouthpiece is an odd shape - you need a very open "O" shaped mouth to play it.

I found it has some fingering which are "not saxophone" which made it challenging for me, until I started learning clarinet and discovered that they do exist on the clarinet.

But I haven't given it any time recently. It's still hanging around the music room, with the Dood....
 

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