Playing Alto Sax: Not As Easy As It Looks

Why playing alto sax is a challenge for me Last night I did something that I haven’t done in close to a year: I played alto sax at a rehearsal for a band. As a rule I am not a small horn player—despite what my five altos and two sopranos…

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Long Tones And More Long Tones…

You’ll start to notice a theme here: long tones are a necessity On Tuesday Claudio Fantinato was kind enough to bring my curvy back to me. What a beauty of a horn it is. I really do need to take pictures of it before it begins to tarnish again. This…

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Out For Lunch Meets Bassically Sax

Tomorrow it will be exactly four weeks until my show as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s, Out for Lunch Concert Series. On February 6, 2015, I’ll be performing the show that I’ve titled, Bassically Sax: An overview of the saxophone’s evolution. During that 60 minute show, I’ll be performing…

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Are You In Pain From Playing Sax?

Is there a way to overcome the pain from playing sax? Last night I was trying to catch up on some of the more interesting threads on SOTW, and I happened across this one, in which the OP asked a question that I hadn’t seen before: What’s the best exercises…

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