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Ray-S

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Hi everyone. Just starting out and wondering what scales to start learning and in what order. Presumably both octaves and arpeggio. 65 years old so not going to be a good player but want to be proficient enough to eventually enjoy playing ballads and blues with a backing track purely for my own enjoyment.
Thanks.
 

nigeld

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My advice is to find a teacher to get you going again.
 

jbtsax

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An effective way to start is to use a beginning band method or saxophone method book. The skills and information are introduced in a logical, step wise sequence so that all the bases are covered. Those that come with a play along CD are especially fun and effective since you are essentially playing along with a "metronome" and are hearing fixed pitch instruments to help with tuning and intonation. I agree 100% with Nigeld to get a teacher to help you establish proper playing habits when you are just starting out.
 

GCinCT

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Welcome to the Cafe and the saxophone, Ray. What’s this about you not becoming a good player? 65 is not so old. We have lots of members who started later. Have fun and take it a step at a time. Very nice to have you here.
 

Ivan

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A really good resource to start with and one I keep coming back to is Taming The Saxophone

It's the sister-site, co-site, bro-site or whatever the correct term

Useful website articles and great books too

Good luck @Ray-S
 
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