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Justin Chune

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I read that the sax manufacturers thought C Melody was a cute name for a sax that allowed the popular music of the day to be played without transposition. Song sheets cost a penny.

Jim.
 

thomsax

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In the 20's a good home in America were supposed to have a piano and a C (-melody) sax. The C saxplayer could read over the pianoplayers shoulder. I've done that a lot. My wife on piano, singing as well, and I played C sax. I played the singing/melody line without tranposing. We played Swedish folkmusic. I rember Birger Sjöberg was often played and. A nice way to spend an evening. This was before internet (Breakfastroom, SOTW, YouTube, MySpace ...) got into my life.

Thomas
 
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