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BigMartin

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I think I must be hooked. Four months and just bought my second sax. It's a Rosedale rosegold/gold tenor from Gear4Music. Couldn't resist upping a quick clip. I wonder why everyone seems to be playing Autumn Leaves at the moment? ;}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhXhRCiErQo

Might post more when I've learnt to play it a bit better.

Cheers,

Martin
 

Taz

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Nice looking and nice sounding sax you got there Martin
 

Sunray

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Nice one Martin ...

I see you have taken over the house mate ... *Thumbs Up* You are doing good ...
 

BigMartin

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Thanks for the kind words, guys.

It's a small house. What can you do? >:)

Martin
 

wayne

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Sounds good, i hope i can play that well after only four months. :)
 

wayne

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Fair enough mate :)




I wonder if playing the recorder when i was younger will help. :)))
 

BigMartin

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I wonder if playing the recorder when i was younger will help. :)))
Almost certainly. Eg, I bet they taught you to read music. A lot of people who didn't learn that as kids get quite intimidated by it as adults.
 

wayne

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Yes i was taught to read music and even did music to gcse level including a exam with said recorder but ive forgoten most of it so currently trying to brush up.
 

johnboy

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Recorder is harder to play properly, than the sax! Especialy at speed.
 

BigMartin

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Yes i was taught to read music and even did music to gcse level including a exam with said recorder but ive forgoten most of it so currently trying to brush up.

Even better. All those boring chord/scales/arpeggiios you had to learn will really help if/when you want to learn to improvise. I did music 'O' level in 1975 and am finding a use for it now for the first time.
 
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wayne

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Cool nice one thanks. :)


So how do you rate the gear4music sax then any good for the money?

Cheers.
 

BigMartin

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So how do you rate the gear4music sax then any good for the money?

Cheers.

Happy so far. Got £40 knocked off for a small scratch under the bow, so paid £399. There's a similar one couloured silver and gold which is a bit cheaper but wasn't in stock and IMHO not as pretty. Plays pretty sweetly at the top end. Still struggling a bit with bottom Bb, but that's probably me and/or the reed. Don't think it's leaking. Bought the mouthpiece first (a Yamaha 5c), having been generously lent a tenor to try out, and tried them on that in the shop. Played a couple of the £260 ones first but they were frankly rubbish.
 
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MikeMilillo

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Pretty cool and best of luck with your new horn man. I play a Simba which I think is a Chinese model as well. I personally think that the Chinese horns get a bad rap.

Play it in good health!
 

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