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Spike, thank you for the great advice, I'll keep that in mind and see what's there in the box. Hopefully the mouthpiece is a good one, though at this early stage I won't know if it's me or the mouthpiece until I go see the teacher and she puts me right.

Colin, I shall take a look at that mouth piece if this one gives me issues,

Thanks for the heads up Aldavis, I don't have any of those 3 things so it should be nice and safe in the corner next to the guitars.


....and if still troubled and confused contact me and I'll come and explain over a pint in the White Horse in Hascombe......not far from you I believe?

It's approximately 82 miles away from me ATM Prof, but I'm always up for a pint so may well take you up on that.
 
Spike, thank you for the great advice, I'll keep that in mind and see what's there in the box. Hopefully the mouthpiece is a good one, though at this early stage I won't know if it's me or the mouthpiece until I go see the teacher and she puts me right.

Colin, I shall take a look at that mouth piece if this one gives me issues,

Thanks for the heads up Aldavis, I don't have any of those 3 things so it should be nice and safe in the corner next to the guitars.




It's approximately 82 miles away from me ATM Prof, but I'm always up for a pint so may well take you up on that.
Aaaah, I was thinking of Cranleigh!! Mind you, in your new V8.........................
 
Tis indeed a very good website.

I trawled it quite a bit before I joined the forum actually. Great advice and lots of informative articles. Could spend literally hours and hours reading it.

I think I've found a suitable stand. A Hercules DS530BB which is just under £20 including postage. Looks like it will do the job just fine.

1 Rico 2 reed and cork grease stick on order too.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's probably a good idea for me to get my sax to a service shop when I get it to check it over?
I've found this stand satisfactory.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/WOODBRASS-S...id=1418829449&sr=8-1&keywords=saxophone+stand
 
It's a jungle out there Saahil, Just take your time, relax, take a step back. Loads of good advice in this thread. Just get a basic solid set up and get on with it. Don't worry - be happy - and enjoy the ride. If you spend less time on this forum and more time in your practice room you may find it will help in your new found quest. I wish you all the best. Gruss - spike
 
The Jupiter 7 series is a good intermediate sax more than capable of professional use, so long as its setup well it`ll play well and you can`t fault the sound from them ..

I`ve got one here (the older SAS767) I bought very recently as a backup which was made in 1989 and has not been looked after in any way shape or form, it looks a right state (amazingly no dents at all but the surface corrosion on the table keys & neck octave lever as well as the lacquer pitting on the body and keys is awful) BUT it played end to end effortlessly when it arrived and smoothly now too after an oiling & adjustment :) . says a lot for the the longevity, the pads all bar the G# look original too . that one should last you a long time.
 
Thank you Spike, as soon as it arrives I'll be blowing it like there's no tomorrow (after my lesson)

Jonesey I will end up buying a Tenor if I get a stand with 2 racks, I just know it!

Haha Prof I still need to learn to play the 1 I have, let alone more.

Aldevis now you're just being naughty!

Thanks for the vote of confidence Ads. I'm hoping this one will be good to take me through my Alto journey at the very least.
 
Just stay close to me Saahil and I shall look after you.....look in my eyes..........
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Let's see what does a beginner on saxophone REALLY need?

- a good embouchure
- good breath support (air pressure)
- good posture
- good hand position
- disciplined practice habits
- a positive attitude

All of these can be learned and developed by taking lessons from a good teacher. All of the accessories and equipment are helpful but are secondary to the above IMO.
 

Similar threads... or are they? Maybe not but they could be worth reading anyway 😀

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